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Old April 1st, 2007, 06:26 PM
LynnetteM LynnetteM is offline
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addition of flaxseed oil or similar

hello, I am very new and have not read all the threads, but does anyone have experience of adding a small amt of oil to each meal, to help with coat & skin?
I have a black poodle & want to keep her coat glossy. Thanks
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Old April 1st, 2007, 08:16 PM
Prin Prin is offline
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Salmon oil is better, IMO...

What I give is a supplement that's a sort of mix of oils in a squirty bottle- this
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:11 AM
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I don't know about salmon in particular but with my poodle, fish or cod oil capsules - and this is a while ago! - worked wonders with his coat. Of course, he also did eat the real thing - salmon - and I think the real thing trumps the capsules every time!!!! (Unless there is some medical reason a dog/cat/bunny.person cannot digest the fish).

Of course, feeding the real fish means deboning and that takes time!
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 07:55 AM
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In this month's issue of "The Whole Dog Journal" it is stated that "flaxseed oil and carmelina oil are not good choices to replace fish oil."

This is because flaxseed oil is high in alpha linoleic acid (ALA) which the dogs then have to convert to EPA(eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which are readily available in fish oils.

Hope that explains it.
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