Supplementing with salmon oil for dogs

Salmon oil is a popular supplement for dogs because it is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for their overall health and well-being. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have numerous benefits for dogs, including reducing inflammation, improving joint health, promoting a healthy coat and skin, and supporting cognitive function.

When supplementing with salmon oil for dogs, it's important to choose a high-quality product that is specifically formulated for canine use. Look for a salmon oil supplement that is made from wild-caught salmon and has been purified to remove any contaminants.

The recommended dosage of salmon oil for dogs will vary depending on their size and individual needs. 

*Canine Arthritis Resources and Education recommend dosing at 100 mg/kg

Use our dogs as an example:



Recommended Daily Dose (100 mg/kg)

Total ml of the Finer by Nature oil stocked by Anglian Dog Works which has 1060mg of omega fatty acids per 4ml

Thea the Spaniel


1140 mg


Sully the Collie


1820 mg



Scottish salmon oil as omega 3 supplement for dog

The maximum daily dose is 310 x (BW in kg)0.75 so we’d be safe to round those numbers up to the nearest measurement on the cap of the salmon oil bottle (e.g. 5 & 7.5ml) 

Take a look at CARE's handy dosages by bodyweight charts here:

When introducing a new supplement to your dog's diet, it's important to start with a small amount and gradually increase the dosage over time. This can help prevent any digestive upset or other adverse reactions.

Overall, supplementing with salmon oil can be a beneficial addition to your dog's diet, but it's important to choose a high-quality product and follow the recommended dosage guidelines.


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About the author: Hi 👋 I’m Emma, accredited as a professional dog trainer by the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). I help owners of energetic dogs achieve the dog-owning life they envisioned by providing robust obedience & agility training for dogs across my two venues in Balsham and Barton, near Cambridge.

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