Q. Would a 1000 mg of fish oil be too much for a 6.6kg cat

A. Fish oil consists of EPA and DHA. Studies suggest that a dose between 20-55mg combined EPA and DHA per pound of body weight is safe for cats. Discuss a safe dose with your vet before beginning. If you see diarrhea or loose stool, you will need to adjust the dose until the GI upset resolves.

Answered By

Was this helpful?

Related Questions

Related Articles

Top 6 Vet-recommended Supplements in Vet Practice

Like most vets, I recommend supplements; everything from multivitamins to therapeutic probiotics for optimal GI tract health. But not all vets expect your compliance on peripheral optimization of your pet’s health. In fact, many vets...

Read More
9 Things You Didn't Know About Your Pets' Vitamin and Supplement Needs

Here are nine fun facts about feeding nutritional supplements to your pets: 1.On pharmaceutical grade ingredients: It may surprise you to know that all but one pet supplement company adheres to the more stringent procedures required...

Read More

DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.

Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.

User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.

petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.

Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.

Continue Reading