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Question Salmon Oil

Just saw this salmon oil on Costco.com. I know I've read that some people add a few drops of salmon oil to their Havs food. Is there any difference between the different brands of salmon oil? Has anyone tried the brand being sold at Costco -- Best Pet Health?

Best Pet Health
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil
32 oz. For Dogs & Cats

$24.99
Item # 228610
Shipping & Handling included *

Best Pet Health Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for dogs and cats from wild, non-farm raised Alaskan Salmon provides high levels of omega-3 fatty acids to help pets achieve soft, silky, shiny and healthy coats. The essential fatty acids EPA and DHA also promote strong immune, cardiovascular and nervous systems. A few tasty drops added daily to pet food easily covers a dog or cat's daily need for these vital nutrients.

100% Guaranteed
Source of omega-3 fatty acids for dogs and cats
Pure oil is made only from wild, non-farmed Alaskan salmon
Stabilized with natural antioxidants to maintain its fatty acid content and taste
Product Facts

Ingredients: Salmon oil, rosemary extract.

Guaranteed Analysis Per Teaspoon:

Crude Fat (min) – 99%

Moisture (max) - .5%

Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min) – 32%

DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)* (min) – 12%

EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)* (min) – 12%

Omgea-6 Acids* (min) – 3%

Arachidonic Acid* (min) – 1%

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles.
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I give Benji 1 teaspoon of Salmon oil almost daily. I haven'd used the brand from Costco and I haven't really compared different brands. Before trying this brand, I had cod oil and I couldn't stand the fishy smell it left. A friend, a Havanese owner, recommended the salmon oil she was using and I found the smell tolerable. It didn't leave any strong odor on Benji or the stuff he touches. Here is the link for the salmon oil I use :




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I don't know what the difference is, but i feed the grizzly salmon oil.





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Linda, do you notice a strong smell? A long-time holistic breeder friend said she threw out her Grizzly because she couldn't stand the smell after a while. It got stronger with time.

I have used capsules and pump oil, but they have different advantages/disadvantages. Capsules are good because they don't smell, but you have to break the capsules open for the dog. I've used Kronch salmon oil in the pump form. The pump salmon oil needs to stay in the fridge so it doesn't start to smell.
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I think all oils need to be refrigerated, because they can go rancid. Not olive oil, though.


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I don't refrigerate any of my other oils (veg, sesame, grapeseed). Then again, I enjoy cooking and do it often, so none of my oils ever break down or go rancid. Now, in the motorhome, I do refrigerate all of my oils because the temperature changes so drastically.
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Linda, do you notice a strong smell? A long-time holistic breeder friend said she threw out her Grizzly because she couldn't stand the smell after a while. It got stronger with time.

I have used capsules and pump oil, but they have different advantages/disadvantages. Capsules are good because they don't smell, but you have to break the capsules open for the dog. I've used Kronch salmon oil in the pump form. The pump salmon oil needs to stay in the fridge so it doesn't start to smell.
Kimberly,
I notice a strong smell, especially when I kiss them!. My boys are sloppy eaters and stick their entire faces in the bowl. Their fur ends up smelling like salmon.
I keep mine in the frig., its the pump kind.
I do feel like it helps their coats.





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Oh good. I'm glad you are seeing good results. If you want one that smells a bit less than Grizzly, you can give Kronch a shot when your supply runs out. I was only able to find it online and the price does vary greatly, so be sure to compare prices before you buy. I believe it comes over from The Netherlands.
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I will try it! I just bought a new bottle but it goes pretty fast with 3 dogs.





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Oops! I bought the pump Kronch Salmon Oil about 6 weeks ago, but didn't see anywhere on the bottle that I needed to put it in the refrigerator. It just said "Storage: Cool and Dry". Does this mean I should throw it out?

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