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    Ari is 10 weeks old now and he is doing great on Fromm Puppy Gold at 1/2 cup 3 x day. I keep reading on here that a majority of you are adding greek yogurt or salmon oil to meals. I am quite hesitant to add anything as Ari is just eating well and doesn't seem to have any gas problems or stool deficiencies. All solid. As for treats he is a Fromm lamb treats and Milkbone puppy/Freeze Dry Chicken Liver when training.

    Will salmon oil give him gas? How about yogurt? And how much do you add to his meal a day? And what brands are you using?

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    Default Re: Should I add Salmon Oil?

    The good news is that you can try it -- buy a small size of whatever -- and then stop if there's an issue. I give both yogurt and salmon oil.

    Yogurt - plain yogurt - not greek or flavored - approx. two rounded tablespoons - in the morning meal about 3-4X a week. Why? Because yogurt is good for you and Bea has yeast issues in her tail pocket. Yogurt is said to help with many things PLUS they LOVE IT.

    Salmon Oil - a recent addition - Grizzly is the brand - I started this a few months ago. 3-4 X a week in the morning meal that doesn't have yogurt in it. (I alterate these two additives in breakfast) This has helped Bea's seasonal flank alopecia in AMAZING WAYS. Last summer, she had a big black SPLOT on both sides of her body. This summer? You can barely tell she has it. It has helped reduce shedding - although not a miracle by any means - and they seem to like the taste.

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    i also give grizzly salmon oil to sarahs food once a day a few pumps. you can also just buy people fish oil and give it to them. i cant give her yogurt as she has a milk allergy and some dogs cant handle yogurt and some can so just maybe try a small bit. sarah gets an acidophilus pill instead of yogurt once a day.

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    I highly recommend both, but only choose one at a time to make sure there is no reactions to it. Start with the salmon oil, a few weeks then add the yogurt.


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    Right on! It says 1 squirt per 10lbs. My boy is 15lbs, I still kept it at 1 squirt. He didn't seem to mind it after sniffing it for a second. I'm going with 1 squirt a day in his dinner daily at 7:30pm. Should be good?

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    I thought that a high end kibble has EVERYTHING a puppy/dog needs??? So if you don't see any real improvement why not save the money??? But if there is an improvement isn't it safe to assume that the kibble is not as good as they advertise? Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    I thought that a high end kibble has EVERYTHING a puppy/dog needs??? So if you don't see any real improvement why not save the money??? But if there is an improvement isn't it safe to assume that the kibble is not as good as they advertise? Just a thought.
    True, that is what I figured as well. But a shiney coat would be very awesome as I love to take pictures of my boy and show him off. iPhone instagram is nothing but Ari on a daily picture posts. I just bought him a SF Giants jersey and 49ers red jersey. In the hunt for a GSWarriors and a white 49ers too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    I thought that a high end kibble has EVERYTHING a puppy/dog needs??? So if you don't see any real improvement why not save the money??? But if there is an improvement isn't it safe to assume that the kibble is not as good as they advertise? Just a thought.
    You are right. At least it's supposed to. But we're silly Americans. We spent 47.7 billion dollars on our pets in 2011 and we're projected to spend over 50 billion in 2012.

    That Grizzly Salmon Oil was 25 bucks and I have three baskets of crap in there for these dogs --- so I know I did my part.

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    Adding salmon oil is like taking fish oil for humans, good for the skin. I would use it even if I fed raw (don't know how I would manage that tho- probably with fish oil pills instead) but that is because it helps keep their skin in good condition.


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    Ack! His poop went froyo on me. LIKE REALLY Soft Serve. I will try one more time... blah.

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    Ari's stools are runny the past two days, ever since I started a squirt of Salmon oil. His morning stool is solid, but his stool at night (the one I added the salmon oil to) is quite runny/soft serve yogurt. Does it take a while for his digestive system to adapt to the salmon oil?

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    it can take a bit to level out but if it doesnt improve you can give fish oil capsules like humans take. you can give the capsule whole or poke a hole in it and pour it over the food. some dogs cant handle fish so some people use flax seed oil. ive known people to just put canola or virgin oil on their dogs food. yes we would expect our high end kibble to do everything but sometimes it doesnt and i have no problem with helping it some. heck we people take supplements in addition to our diets.

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