29 Dec I want to purchase some Omega 3 capsules from the pharmacy and give them to my dog. It’s easier than to feed him the fish oil, possibly also cheaper.
All sources of Omega 3 can be valuable, the most important aspect is to find the best product for your pet’s needs. Omega 3 capsules are one option which seems easier but is, in fact, less secure because it is harder to get the right dosage.
First of all, there are Omega 3 capsules which do not mention the concentration of the actives, meaning they do not say how much Omega 3 do they actually contain. search for such info on the label and if you don’t find it, be careful because you might have not found the best quality product.
Second, you have to know exactly how to calculate the dosage for your dog – too much is a waste of product, too little means no effects. When the dosage is calculated per 5-10-20 kg’s (as it is in most of the cases of capsules/pills) it’s harder to be sure you administer the correct dosage. Fish oil has a recommended dosage per kg, which makes it the best product – you can neither give too little, nor too much.