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Omega-3 dose for dogs calculator

Answers the question: How much omega-3/fish oil to give to my dog?

Similar to humans, dogs can also take omega-3 fatty acids on a daily basis. This omega-3 calculator for dogs will help you find the correct omega-3 dosage. Please remember that some dog food brands already contain omega-3. This calculation is for the total daily intake.

If you select an option that has the same underlying value as another option, both (all) will be marked.

Results

Daily omega-3 dose: 283.7 milligrams

Always consult a veterinarian before starting to use any supplements. This omega-3 for dogs calculator is based on the research published in the following paper: Bauer JE. Therapeutic use of fish oils in companion animals. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Dec 1;239(11):1441-51. doi: 10.2460/javma.239.11.1441. PMID: 22087720.


Our calculations

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Daily omega-3 dose was calculated like this:

Variables used in this formula

w = Dog weight

Depending on your choice when selecting omega-3 dose purpose a constant is applied as the variable d in the formula.

Omega-3 dose purposed
Idiopathic hyperlipidemia120
Kidney disease140
Cardiovascular disorders115
Osteoarthritis310
Inflammatory or immunologic125
Recommended omega-3 amount (American National Research Council)30
Safe upper omega-3 limit (American National Research Council)370