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Initial post: Oct 24, 2010 6:56:20 PM PDT
How do I get my dogs to take flax oil? I drizzled it on their food and they barely finished their food.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 4:44:33 AM PDT
Dissolve some beef bullion in it to give it a "meaty" odor and taste.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2010 6:54:11 AM PDT
Why are you giving your dogs flax oil? Did the vet tell you to do that? At any rate be careful. Adding oil to their food can cause unintended and unpleasant side effects. But if you're going to do it, give them flax oil caps. Just stick them in a little teeny bit of American cheese. They'll take them.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 10:20:53 AM PDT
fishy says:
sometimes i will let my dog eat whats left from my cereal. HE won't touch my flax cereal(does he know something i don't)

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 5:16:52 PM PDT
fLAX OIL IN GOOD IF YOUR DOG SHEDS A LOT.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2010 8:46:00 AM PDT
I have been giving my dogs fish oil which has been said to be better than flax oil. My dogs skin has been extremely dry and their skin problems have cleared up after only a few days. Thanks for the input

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2010 9:15:55 AM PDT
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Posted on Nov 5, 2010 9:10:04 AM PDT
abbydusk says:
Don't give dogs flax oil. It messes up their reproductive systems; dogs fed flax have a harder time getting pregnant or fathering puppies. (I know, you're thinking "but I"m not going to breed my dog"; but the point I'm getting at is if it messes up reproduction, what else is it doing to the dog's body?)

Fish oils are a far better choice. I personally alternate my dogs between salmon oil and sardine/anchovy oil.

Posted on Nov 5, 2010 12:58:45 PM PDT
dusty_puppy says:
Dogs do not metabolize omega-3s from plant sources. They really need it to come from fish oil, and they will probably like fish oil better. But you can take the flax oil, its great for people!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2010 8:58:07 AM PDT
I have been giving my dogs 1 fish oil capsule a day. I sprinkle it on their food and they eat it no problem. My dogs do appear much improved. I eat the flax oil.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2010 8:59:43 AM PDT
My male dog is neutered and my female dog is spayed. I have been giving them fish oil.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 9:05:19 AM PST
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Posted on May 8, 2011 8:40:51 PM PDT
Elsa Hilden says:
I give my dog Flax hulls due to A-Typical Cushings Disease, as well as melatonin. He was diagnosed about 5 years ago and the vet gave him 2-3 years once a diagnosis is made. He seems to be getting better and is now 11 years old. He is a Maltese-Poodle FYI.
The A-Typical Cushings is a result of the vet giving my dog steroids for his terrible summer allergies, so it's his fault in the first place. GRRRR

Posted on May 8, 2011 8:41:28 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2011 7:30:09 AM PDT
Gadget Lover says:
Be careful of American cheese. It may contain paprika extract for color which can upset the tummy too. My dog used to eat it every day-not anymore. This ingrediant is not stated online only on package.

Posted on May 9, 2011 2:40:12 PM PDT
R. Dietrich says:
Fish oil is best. 1 tsp for every 100 lbs. http://www.healthierpetfoods.net is a good site for a pure fish oil.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2012 4:07:19 PM PDT
Dogs aren't supposed to eat cheese! It's too heavy and too greasy for them. I usually hide a pill in a chunk of banana, or farmer cheese.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2012 4:27:02 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
Have you considered what dogs eat when left to their own preferences?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2012 6:29:39 AM PDT
I don't understand what you mean. I can't leave food anywhere because my boy dog will eat anything. He has eaten containers of margarine, jars of peanut butter, and has even chewed on empty cans. I do think he killed a possum the backyard once and ate it. That won't happen again.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2012 6:57:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 25, 2012 7:26:49 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
I know. I was replying to Elzbieta's claim that cheese is too heavy and greasy for dogs to eat.

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 7:14:52 AM PDT
I have gone vegan so no cheese in this house anymore. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 5:06:41 PM PDT
I can't see why you would feed your dog processed cheese.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 12:27:26 PM PDT
Gomb says:
If you place medicine or pills in a giant bowl of melted chocolate, dogs will lap it right up so I am assuming it would be the same with oils.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012 2:18:24 PM PDT
Um, have you been hiding under a rock? A giant bowl of melted chocolate would kill a Great Dane! Dog+chocolate=DEATH.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012 2:18:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 30, 2012 2:19:09 PM PDT
But processed kibble is ok?

Raw meat is best for dogs. On a natural diet they do not need supplements.
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