Salmon Oil for Dogs - The Ultimate Guide

People have been extremely responsive to our coconut oil for dogs post. It's gotten lots and lots of shares and comments on Facebook as well as a lot of views. And we couldn't be happier. We love giving our amazing pet owner customers the important information that can help ensure that their dog stays healthy.

But coconut oil isn't the only oil on the block to help dogs stay healthy; salmon oil for dogs is extremely beneficial as well. Salmon oil has shown benefits in both older dogs and puppies alike. Younger dogs can benefit from better brains and bones and salmon oil can be helpful as an anti-inflammatory supplement for older dogs suffering from arthritis. It may also help keep brain functioning sharp in aging dogs.

Top Selling Salmon Oil for Dogs

KRONCH 100% NORWEGIAN, COLD PRESSED SALMON OIL  100% ALL NATURAL WILD ALASKAN SALMON OIL
Kronch Salmon Oil Grizzly Salmon Oil
They are two of the best products on the market.

Regardless of what type of diet you feed your dog, fish oil is one of the most important supplements that you can add. It is recommended for dogs with skin allergies and to help various skin conditions heal faster. Salmon oil as a cancer fighter has also been studied by Dr. Oglivie, DVM, at the Colorado State School of Veterinary Medicine.

Why Is Salmon Oil Good For Dogs

Salmon oil is very high in both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are omega-3 fatty acids.

There are the two main types of omega-3 fatty acids:

  • Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA. These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provides only DHA.
  • Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed. Though beneficial, ALA omega-3 fatty acids have less potent health benefits than EPA and DHA. You'd have to eat a lot to gain the same benefits as you do from fish.
Salmon Oil for Dogs Benefits

EPA and DHA are helpful for your dog because if you have insufficient amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, you can develop deficiency based diseases, including:

Gout, Allergies, Poor immune system, Eczema, Poor coat: cracked hairs, Increased shedding, Poor wound healing, Poor growth, Poor renal function, Liver disorders, Dermatitis and other health problems.

Proven benefits from EPA and DHA include:

  • Improves the coat and skin, making it soft and shiny.
  • Reducing inflammation that can lead to conditions such as arthritis.
  • Helps to prevent skin allergies.
  • Helps with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Regulates the immune system.
  • Calming overactive immune systems for dogs with allergies or autoimmune diseases.
  • Aiding in mental development of fetuses and puppies.
  • Improves cognitive function in older dogs.
  • Lowers blood pressure and triglycerides.
  • Provides support for dogs with kidney disease.
  • Fights heart disease.
  • Is preventative against cancer.
  • Helps promote weight loss in overweight dogs.
  • Helps in producing more collagen.
  • Useful in the treatment of kidney problems (frequent urination, loss of appetite)
  • Appearance of joint problems is lessened.
  • Can help to slow cancer cell growth.
  • Helps cachexic (the muscle wasting associated with some cancers).
Salmon Oil for Puppies

Research has shown that the fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in salmon oils helps to promote better brain development in fetuses and in puppies. Because of this, several dog food companies are now adding it to their puppy formulas.

Salmon Oil for Dogs Side effects

While we've certainly listed the overwhelming benefits of salmon oil, not every dog takes well to it. You must be aware that some dogs do have some side effects.

Salmon Oil Side Effects Can Include:

  • Weight gain: this can be managed with a healthy diet and regular exercise
  • Bad breath (it is salmon oil); this can be resolved by regularly cleaning their teeth
  • Stomach ache and pain
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Loose stool and diarrhea

Please note, that not all dogs will have this reaction but you should watch your dog to be sure that they are compatible with salmon oil. If your dog is having some of these side effects it is not clear if this is lasting condidtion, but it could be a sign that your dog isn’t taking to the salmon oil and you should take your dog off the supplement.

Make Sure It's The Highest Quality Salmon Oil

The molecular structure and stability of the salmon is fragile and it is unlikely to survive storage in bags of kibble. That's why we carry Kronch and Grizzly Salmon Oil.

These are extracted by cold pressing fresh salmon at low temperatures. Cold pressing is a very gentle extraction technique, that ensures that the fatty acids do not decompose and lose their positive effects.

Cold pressing also produces very concentrated salmon oil, making it more economical to use. Fish oils are commonly extracted by boiling many different types of fish. However, fish oils extracted by boiling contain many more saturated acids, therefore, do not have the same positive effects.

Please make sure that if you do not use these brands, you use equally high-quality products.

Salmon Oil Doses for Dogs

You may find that you are seeing that the recommended dose is different depending on where you check.

We recommend:

  • 4 ml for 0-26lbs dogs
  • 8ml for 26-53lbs dogs
  • 12ml for 53-106lbs dogs
  • 16ml for dog 106lbs and over

Note: If you are using salmon oil to help treat a specific condition with your dog, work with your veterinarian or an animal nutritionist. Also, as with all supplements, tell your vet what you are giving your dog if you are prescribed medication.

Salmon oil can go bad and you want to pay attention to a use by the recommended date on the bottle to make sure that you’re not feeding your dog expired salmon oil.

Real Salmon Oil Customer Reviews

If you're still on the fence about salmon oil for your dog, check out some of our customers reviews.

"I seek out this particular brand of salmon oil, because it is simply the best quality available, and freshness is carefully monitored. Also, the oil comes with a great pump that doesn't drip (who wants salmon oil all over their hand?!). The Kronch salmon treats are great too."

"My dogs are each around 60 lbs., and they each get 6-7 full squirts of this oil each day. Really helps their coats too, but the real difference is in their joints."

"My orthopedic surgeon vet said to start giving dogs a HUMAN SIZED dose of salmon oil every day to help joints. My dog went from limping (she has bad hips and knees) to playing like a puppy again! Highly recommend."

Start receiving the many benefits of salmon oil for dogs today. Pick up a bottle from Kronch Salmon Oil or Grizzly Salmon Oil today. Your dog will thank you later.


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Donaldfove

Donaldfove said:

Hello,

Stumbled upon this space and just checking out what www.sitstay.com is all about!

Donaldfove

Donaldfove said:

prevent kidney disease

Bill

Bill said:

Is it possible that my dog is getting hot spots from salmon oil. She is very allergic and is breaking out more
Than usual

Christine

Christine said:

My German Shepherd scratches no flees Doctor gave us pills for itch 55 dollars someone told us salmon oil ???

JJanessa @PetSeed

JJanessa @PetSeed said:

Very nice and well mentioned post i found during my searches as since a long time i was searching this topic to resolve my on Dog Kidney Problem . I am really very thankful to you.

Joyce

Joyce said:

How long before you start noticing if it helps for joint pain?

phil

phil said:

i would like to know how long should I feed my dog spaniel salmon oil do you know 100% because there are so many web sites which have not got a clue what they are on about

SitStay Hannah

SitStay Hannah said:

Hello Bill,
It is possible your dog is allergic to fish and that could be why she is getting more hot spots. Have you tried a different oil like coconut oil to see if that helps clear it up? -Hannah

https://www.sitstay.com/blogs/good-dog-blog/coconut-oil-for-dogs?comment=2923850055#comments

SitStay Hannah

SitStay Hannah said:

Hi Christine,
Salmon oil is great for dogs who have itches!

Hi Joyce,
It really varies from dog to dog to see if salmon oil helps with joint pain. We would recommend a two-week observation period.

Hi Phil,
That is a great question! Salmon oil is a dietary supplement similar to taking a daily vitamin. It is not meant to be used as a cure, though it has been know to be beneficial in many areas. Hope this helps!

Jim

Jim said:

My German Shepherd was itching a lot so I gave him the recommended dose in his food. About 15 hours later he had diarrhea and it’s been going on for two days now. He’s otherwise active. I’ll take him to the vet if it doesn’t stop soon. I didn’t expect this.

SitStay Hannah

SitStay Hannah said:

Hi Jim,
We hope your German Shepherd is doing better! The oil can cause dogs to have diarrhea if they have not been given oil supplements before. Sometimes dogs with sensitive stomachs need to be given less than the recommend amount and started off slower than others.
Thanks,
Hannah

Kim

Kim said:

Hello
I have two bischon shih-tzu and that’s all they do is itch and I have tried everything and even the new drug in market Apaquel and still they are itching like crazy. The Apaquel made my dog gain weight and bad big warts and one is growing by her eye. So I need suggestions?
Will Salmon help out any? Cause I started it like two days ago and it seems to help after I give it to them in morning but toward evening it seems like it has wore off. What can I do?

Paula Oulman

Paula Oulman said:

I started putting a few squirts of grizzly salmon oil in my Husky’s kibble for her supper. Now she won’t eat her kibble without it. In the morning I feed her raw. She is very picky. Huskies don’t eat much anyway. This is my 6th one and they just don’t eat a lot. Anyway, I read a lot. I was reading an article that if you are feeding your pet salmon oil, you also need to give them Vitamin E supplement, because the fish oil depletes the Vitamin E in their system. Now I’m just confused as to even give her salmon oil anymore. Anyone else heard of this? I thought I was doing good giving her the oil, now I’m baffled!

SitStay Hannah

SitStay Hannah said:

Hi Kim,
Salmon oil can definitely help with itchiness due to dry skin or allergies, as well as helping with a few other benefits. We have not heard yet about whether or not it is recommended to give your dogs salmon oil while they are also taking Apaquel; we would suggest speaking with your veterinarian first.

It may take a while before the dog’s body becomes adjusted to the salmon oil in their diet and this could be why you are seeing it wear off by the evening. Our recommendation would be to keep giving them the recommend oil dosage.

Salmon oil can cause weight gain so we also recommend making sure they get plenty of exercise, especially if your vet suggests keeping them on Apaquel as you have already seen a gain of weight.

Please let us know how else we may help!
Thanks,
Hannah

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