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My cat has very dry skin. I was told I can give her fish oil for her skin/fur. Do i get this at the pet store or can I get this right at any store in the vitamin isla in capsule form? I just want to make sure that kind is safe for her. I also switched her from Purina Feline Favorites to Iams dry and now a wet food. She was getting sores on her neck, like hot spots. They seem to be much better since. Thanks for your help!! Mandy's mom
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O.k did a quick search of this and the general consenus seems to be not to give Cod Liver oil unless it has had the Vitamins A and D removed as this is toxic to cats. Fish oil is fine for cats I don't know if it is possible to find fish oil in the Vitamin aisle or whether you need to go to the pet store!
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I would call my vet and ask if they have it or if a product from a Petstore is okay. Our compounds are different to an animals compound and if the Vits A and D are toxic to them then in my opinion you can't be 100% positive there isnt a trace amount in our compounds. My cats are on a special food as Liam has a floating knee cap and I had seen a product at Petsmart that comes in a tube like toothpaste that you squeeze a half inch line on the paw which they just like off. I asked my vet about using it but she said not to as it may overdose the cats with the stuff in it that is already in this special diet they are eating.
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I just give my cat regular fish oil, like you and I take I can't stand to drink that stuff, so I get capsules.

I simply poke a hole to one capsule and pour it over my cat's food. If your cat doesn't like it, try mixing it in with her favorite wet food.

Thanks to Gail and Irene here- and now also from personal experience, I know that this works. It also makes the fur more shiny. Give this to her 2-3 times a week.
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Mine hate it. I've tried several times in their wet food but they only smell & run away.
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Fish oil is very effective in some pets with allergies and skin disease. It is easy to administer (via gel caps or liquid) and can reduce the amount of corticosteroid or antihistamine needed to control itching.
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