|Barked: Wed Jan 2, '13 10:00am PST |
|I have used both the pump and capsules. I got the dosage information from this website:
It mentions that the ingredient to calculate for dosage is the EPA's. Many human supplements will say "high in essential fatty acids." That is NOT EPA, that is EFA. This site says to calculate the amount you need like this:
- Multiply dogs weight by 20.
- This number is the amount of EPA's you need to give.
- So, my dog is 60 lbs. That means he needs 1200 mg of EPA. I buy the 1400 mg capsules and give him two because one contains 647 mg of EPA. Yes, that is more than 1200 mg, but he hasn't had any problems. And his fur is SO soft and shiny and he has no itching issues.
- I feed them in the duck and pea Greenie pill capsules. They can be expensive with three a day (two dogs). They will both eat the capsule with or without the Greenie.
I like the convenience of the pump, but it gets in my small dogs beard and is super gross, so that's why I changed to the capsules. I have a third dog who is extremely fearful and is eating kibble because he won't leave his bed, except to go outside, and gets the raw meat all on his bed. Hopefully this will pass, as he is still really new to our home. Anyway, I use the pump for his and just mix it into the kibble because he always leaves the capsule in his bowl!
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