|Barked: Tue Aug 14, '12 5:03pm PST |
|I got the dog Omega 3 supplements. (In the past, I've bought human fish oil supplements, but I was in the pet store and just grabbed them today. Olive has had hot spots lately and I thought I'd get her back on fish oil.)
The nutritional data says:
Ingredients: Fish oil, dl-alpha tocopherol and gelatin.
Per 1000 mg gel cap:
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) - 20 mg
Vitamin E - 5 IU
Omega 3 - 245 mg
EPA - 140 mg
DHA - 90 mg
Omega 9 - 100 mg
The math doesn't make sense to me.
First, I get that the amount in a fish oil capsule DOES NOT equal the amount of Omega 3s.
But - isn't EPA + DHA = Omega 3?
So, shouldn't the total for Omega 3s be 230mg, NOT 245mg? Even if I count O3s, EPA & DHA together I get 475mg (?)...
The capsule is listed as 1000mg, but the mg's don't add up to 1000mg, they add up to 595 (not including the Vitamin E whose units are in IU)... ???
Finally, it says I should give dog 1 capsule for every 15 lbs of body weight. Olive is 55 lbs (rounded to 60 lbs), so I give her 4 capsules. Isn't that 4,000 mg and 980 mg of Omega 3/day? Is this enough/too much?
What should I be giving her every day?
Can anyone help me with this math?
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