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From: "jbmccaughey"
Date: 2007-11-29 04:13:22 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement...dosage?

It's hard to get a precise answer on dosage for any species.
Research on humans shows benefits from 2000-3000mg per day but some
people take as much as 9000mg per day. I was popping open my 1000mg
capsules and letting 3 lick from it but for fear of not knowing
'what amount' I was leaving some over and not doing it every day.
Now I'm reading about research on more frequent intake of lower
amounts being more important than higher quantity less often. So now
I try to be more consistent and for better control I bought 500mg
for 3 to share. I still leave some over because even though it
appears to amount to just a few drops of oil per ferret, it still
may be a lot when you consider that based on weight they should
probably be getting somewhere around 20-30mg. I would just give a
couple of drops each day.


--- In, "Emily"
<rocknroll_songbird@...> wrote:
> Hello!
> We have a few ferrets in our house with dry, flaky skin and so we
> decided to try out an Omega-3 supplement on them. It's a fish oil
> cap supplement, the label says it contains 1000 mg of Omega-3.
> If I pop open a capsule to give some to the ferrets, about how
> should I give them? I would imagine it should be quite a small
> Also, how much is too much?
> Thanks,
> Emily and the kids (Summer, Phoebe, Bailey, Lily, and Linus)

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