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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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How much cod liver oil?

I bought some cod liver oil to give to the dry cat but I can't seem to find out how much to add to the dry food?And can I add it to the wet food?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-18-2006, 03:40 AM
 
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Hmmm....I would think a teaspoon dribbled over the dry food would be good. and/or i dont see a problem in adding the same dose to wet food. but one or the other.

just my humble opinion
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-18-2006, 10:11 AM
 
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4 cats,

There should be some important information on the container about vitamin A and D content, how much to use, etc.
Can you check and let us know what you find?

This is just a word of caution from Provet:

http://www.provet.co.uk/petfacts/health ... veroil.htm

http://www.provet.co.uk/petfacts/health ... eeding.htm

As a good, long-term safety precaution, it would be best to use a fatty acid supplement that does not contain vitamin A and D.

Also, consider upgrading the diet because fat is not the only nutrient that's involved in skin and coat problems.

One more thing. Blood vitamin A and D levels can be measured, it can easily be determined whether your cat is getting enough of these vitamins. If not, your veterinarian can prescribe a safe amount. I urge you to have a blood test done before you start supplementing with vitamin A and D on your own.

Also, anyone who adds vitamin D to an already balanced and supplemented commercial diet needs to know that vitamin D is the most toxic of the vitamins. Excess intake leads to very serious problems.
(Excess intake of vitamin A also leads to very serious problems.)
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