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Best oil on a raw diet

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by cinnamontoast, Nov 10, 2012.


  1. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    I want to add oil to the dogs' food: which is best? I think Bear's dry scabby skin needs it. Can I put in cod liver oil as an all round beneficial oil? Is this likely to give the the runs?
     
  2. Pinkchi

    Pinkchi PetForums Member

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    Salmon oil is better than cod liver oil and you can use it on a daily basis. I was told that CLO prevents or hinders absorption of something, maybe something to do with the liver? but cannot for the life of me remember what it actually was! will try and hunt the post down.

    Its that reason I use salmon oil and my boy has a beautiful coat on him :)
     
  3. pogo

    pogo PetForums VIP

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    I personally give salmon oil and coconut oil ON their food.

    I also rub coconut oil through their fur, I also have emu oil which i put on harv where his fur is abit thin and dry (from leaning on radiators)
     
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    Mine all have salmon oil daily - very pleased with it!

    Jake also has starflower oil because he needs that little something extra, he gets very dry flaky skin.
     
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    Mine have fish 4 dogs salmon oil daily on their raw food.
     
  6. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    So salmon oil? Is oily fish as good?
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    There is yumega which is a skin supplement thats had good reviews they also do a yumega plus too if the skin is sensitive or itchy.
    Dog Moulting, Dry Skin, Skin Allergies & Health Problems, YUMEGA Dog - Lintbells

    Itchy Dog? Treat Dog Skin Problems, & Conditions with YUMEGA Plus - Lintbells

    Other veterinary skin supplements that you can buy on line are viacutan plus and efavet

    Viacutan Plus Capsules 550mg EFA - From £9.65

    Efavet 330 Efavet 660 EFA Capsules - From £23.41

    Not to particular get them from the links provided for info only
     
  8. pogo

    pogo PetForums VIP

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    oily fish is better if you can add it in regularly :)
     
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    Ive got some coconut oil in, how much do you give them and how often? It is a good all round oil? :)
     
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    kerberos PetForums Junior

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    my dogs really enjoy tinned sardines that i add to their food about twice weekly.
    i dont add it for no reason only to add variety but they have no skin a coat problems. 40p a tin but they do say that many nutrients dont survive in tinned foods!
     
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    holly1 PetForums VIP

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    I assumed the raw diet didnt need any other additives with it?
     
  12. Goldstar

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    Lucky gets raw oily fish twice a week (usually sardines, mackeral or sprats) and her skin and coat is lovely and soft.
    Do you think its worth adding salmon oil?

    Reading about supplements always makes me paranoid that she's missing out on something
     
  13. Skandi

    Skandi PetForums Senior

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    If you're lookind for oily fish (I saw a post there) morrisons do sprats at 2.99/kg atm, and salmon trimmings at 1.99/kg if you're lucky on timing!
     
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    I get the sprats regularly but didn't know about the salmon trimmings, will ask about them next time :)
     
  15. SixStar

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    It doesn't *need* anything - but lots of owners choose supplements to compliment it. Personal choice! ;)
     
  16. pogo

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    I give a teaspoon 2-3 times a week on their food. I just melt a bit in my hands to rub through their fur when it's a little drier :)

    Yes it's an all round brilliant oil, lots of uses for it!
     
  17. pogo

    pogo PetForums VIP

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    No you don't need to add anything but alot of us do as we can't afford/get things like oily fish, grass fed organic meat constantly so it doesn't hurt to add little extra supps in
     
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