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Which Wild salmon/fish oil supplement for cats?
Jan 1st, 2012 at 2:57pm
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Can anyone recommend a brand of wild salmon oil supplement for cats that your cats liked the taste of and worked with improving fur?  Also can anyone recommend a cod liver oil.  Has anyone tried this?  I know that some folks alternate between the two and that you must introduce it gradually.  I also read that some cod liver oil for cats has Vit A and D which is recommended for winter use. All thoughts and suggestions are gratefully welcome. Many thanks and happy new year.
  
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Re: Which Wild salmon/fish oil supplement for cats?
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I use Swanson EFAs Super EPA. It was tested by an independent lab and found to contain as much fatty acids as labeled (which many supplements do not). Also, it is the most economical fish oil supplement I have found. It comes in gelcaps. I puncture one end and squeeze three drops over each cat's meal daily.

I do not and would not use cod liver oil. As you noted, cod liver oil is high in Vit. A. Vit. A can reach toxic levels if overdosed. I'm confident that my cats' normal diet provides sufficient Vit. A, and I don't want to risk toxicity by overdosing it.

As far as improving your cat's coat is concerned, no dietary supplement will do that job as effectively as making sure that your cat is properly hydrated. The best way to do that is to feed a canned or homemade diet instead of kibble. Kibble is dehydrating. It sucks moisture out of the cat's body, including the coat. Canned food, esp. if mixed into a "soup" with warm water, will hydrate your cat, leaving the coat as soft as silk and shiny as patent leather.

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