Main > Adding oil on dry dog food (26 replies)

by DukeAloha on 21 December 2006 - 20:12

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by DukeAloha on 21 December 2006 - 20:12

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Does anybody add oil on dry dog food? If so which ones are the best: Salmon Oil Flaxeed Oil Canola Oil Sunflower Oil I feed dry dog food (Innova) and wondering if the Fat Soluble vitamins are absorbed. Thanks for the replies in advance.

by yellowrose of Texas on 21 December 2006 - 20:12

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I Add 1 tsp of olive oil to everyone or just a blob I dont measure anymore and fish caps broken and dripped on. I alternate one day oo next day fc.

by k9sar on 21 December 2006 - 20:12

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i feed raw with a little wellness. I add coconut oil, 2 times a week as an anti toxident against cancer. I also add a drop of flax seed oil. coats look great

by flygirl55 on 21 December 2006 - 20:12

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I use rice bran oil (same stuff our horses get). I guess it's about a tablespoon mixed in with the food. The coats are beautiful and it helps keep some weight on my young dog(who burns it off like crazy).

by yellowrose of Texas on 21 December 2006 - 20:12

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I feed raw also added to dry. Liver , chicken, turkey, heart.......

by 4pack on 21 December 2006 - 20:12

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My showline had a horrible coat and was too far on the skinny side when she got here. I don't think she was fed good quality food. I put her on Nutro Naturals and gave her a gel cap of flax and fish oil daily for about 2 months until I noticed a huge difference in her coat. Before, her neck had many course and broken guard hairs from her fur saver. I now feed her 1 of each on occasion when it comes to mind. Still her coat is nice. I have tried oils on dry food and it was refused. I sneak the gel pills into a piec of hot dog, cheese or a pill pocket treat and they think they are getting treats instead of something yucky.

by yellowrose of Texas on 21 December 2006 - 20:12

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Doesnt Innova already have flaxseed oil in it>

by Brittany on 21 December 2006 - 20:12

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4pack, I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the damage that theses so called "fursavers" can do to a dogs coat. When Zambi was young in her early teenage years, before slipping on a fursaver, she had a very nice thick neck coat before I decided to leave the fursaver around her neck. I look at her now and wished that I never even bought a fursaver for her.

by 4pack on 21 December 2006 - 21:12

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My dogs still have their collars on. They only come off to brush or bathe. If I notice a hair issue there, thats when I start giving some oil and it goes away. It's kind of a guage thing for me. I have great food now and don't really have to suppliment. My dogs don't go anywehere without collars with identification on them.

by Mosemancr on 21 December 2006 - 21:12

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I give salmon oil with every meal. I use the Grizzly stuff. I think its done a lot for his coat, its very soft and shiny now. Salmon oil is also supposed to be good for joints, skin, the brain and some even say depression. Anybody know the difference between salmon oil and cold water fish oil? Its seems the cold water fish oil is was more expensive, but why?

by amir on 21 December 2006 - 21:12

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I add olive oil to Royal Canine or Eukanuba specially in puppies meal.

by von Hayden Shepherds on 21 December 2006 - 21:12

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Throughout the week (we always switch it day to day) we supplement with the following oils.... Flax Seed Oil Fish Oil - Omega -3 Cod Liver Oil

by altostland on 21 December 2006 - 21:12

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My veterinarian is a reproduction expert. He said there have beenstudies that showed that adding faaty acids(fish oil) not only blooms the coat, but feeding it on a regular basis to a female 2 months before heat, throughout pregnancy and lactation, the bitches produced 2.4 more pups per litter, and very consistent size, rather than having runts and big pups all in the same litter. SO my dogs are now on any kind of fish oil I can get my hands on, and they eat it fine.

by 4pack on 21 December 2006 - 21:12

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Interesting...will keep that in mind.

by BabyEagle4U on 21 December 2006 - 21:12

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I feed "BARF" 100% and add a teaspoon of Nu-Image twice a day @ feed time. You can buy it @ your local Feed Mill or Tack Shop. I use it on my race horses and the dogs look even better. :o)

by GSDLVR on 21 December 2006 - 21:12

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Grizzly fresh Alaskan Salmon Oil is the best from what everyone keeps telling me and what I've seen - but I believe there are other brands. I just started using this INCREDIBLE dogfood called Canine Caviar - they have this canned beaver that is unbelieveable - it's like 1000 calories per can...I saw changes in 2-3 days (which I have NEVER seen results that fast before) - my male is shiny like I've never seen him...he looks like someone put glitter on his coat when he's in the sun! Anyway, don't need the salmon anymore.

by Trailrider on 21 December 2006 - 23:12

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GSDLVR Are you using their dry as well as the canned beaver?

by GSDLVR on 22 December 2006 - 00:12

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Yes, Trailrider.

by GSDLVR on 22 December 2006 - 00:12

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k9sar - saw you use coconut oil - what does everyone think of coconut oil? I have never used it for dogs - what do you all think?

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