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Good Morning Susan and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
This amount of fish oil supplement that you gave may be a bit too much and may have caused some issues. This reaction you see may be due to an electrolyte problem or arthritis that has been aggravated or an unstable disc in her back. Because it is hard to know, Susan, I would strongly recommend that you take her to your vet for an exam. If this is caused by a disc or arthritis unrelated to the fish oil, then treatment will ease her discomfort. It is better, Susan, at your sweet girl's age, to be safe and have your vet check her out.Does that make sense to you?
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I agree, Susan, that this could be due to a slight overdose of the fish oil but without knowing for sure and considering her age, I would feel better if your vet examined her to determine if she will require an IV to flush her system before this would get worse. Any interruption in her electrolyte balance could be very hard on her especially since she is also hyperthyroid. Just a though, Susan....you can certainly keep an eye on her but if she does not respond soon, have your vet check her.