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Is fish oil good for dogs?

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For many dogs, fish oil is a beneficial supplement to their health. The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil helps with inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, allergies, kidney disease, heart disease and cancer.

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Fish oil is regularly used clinically, and there are few risks associated with its use. The anti-inflammatory attribute prevents clotting and wound healing. Too much fish oil can lead to gastrointestinal issues. Fish oil is a good supplement in a dog's diet, but any dog suffering from an inflammatory disease needs regular examinations by a veterinarian in case a stronger medication or supplement is needed for its well-being.

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