In a message dated 2/28/09 10:31:50 AM, bname08-cats@...
> Two vets told me yesterday that cardiologists are now touting fish oil
> (omega acids) as important for treating heart disease. Each heard it at
> a conference (same conference?).
Lisa Freeman at Tufts is hot on Omega 3s for cat heart disease.
> There's a product "3-V Caps" that
> three holistically-inclined vets have recommended to me over the
> years. I'm going to try it for Ringo.
I'm not crazy (my opinion only) about this product, since it has cod liver
oil and cheap Vit E (dl-alpha). I would esp not get the liquid oil (as opposed
to the caps), since there's greater risk of rancidity. I think we can do just
as well with a fish body oil from a reputable mfr, eg Carlson, and adjust for
desired cat dose. Some people are also using krill oil, tho it's more $$.
Also, it's important to know that each cap contains 1250 IU Vit A (b/c of the
cod liver oil). The guideline (per Mayer) for cats is about 500 IU per kg
body weight per day ( = 2250 IU/day for the average 10 lb adult), from all
> Note: don't use straight Cod Liver Oil (found out on another board that
> it is NOT appropriate for cats -- don't remember why not).
Cod liver oil may be high in Vit A, altho we don't know precisely what amt of
Vit A would be a risk for cats. // Rosemary
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