Re: Ringo: fish oil: latest buzz in cardiology circles
- Their also big on it for feline food allergies. My vet is pretty
conservative about this sort of thing but even he has been pushing
omega 3, 6, and vitamin E supplement for food allergies. It's already
in their allergy food.
I've been using it for ages and while I have no idea if it helped my
angel Nessi's HCM or is helping Ruby's murmur, it makes for extra
If your cat can handle the sodium, you can also feed a meal of fresh
salt-water (not farm raised) salmon 3 or 4 times a week (this from the
RawPaws group) instead of buying the oil. Any of the capsules on the
market will do or get salmon oil ones. I use the Veterinarian's Best
coat supplement. Just mix into the food.
- Hi Stacey,
In a message dated 2/28/09 10:31:50 AM, bname08-cats@... writes:
> Two vets told me yesterday that cardiologists are now touting fish oilLisa Freeman at Tufts is hot on Omega 3s for cat heart disease.
> (omega acids) as important for treating heart disease. Each heard it at
> a conference (same conference?).
> There's a product "3-V Caps" thatI'm not crazy (my opinion only) about this product, since it has cod liver
> three holistically-inclined vets have recommended to me over the
> years. I'm going to try it for Ringo.
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 thatCod liver oil may be high in Vit A, altho we don't know precisely what amt of
> it is NOT appropriate for cats -- don't remember why not).
Vit A would be a risk for cats. // Rosemary
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