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What is considered an overdose of Omega 3 fish oil in a

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What is considered an overdose of Omega 3 fish oil in a small dog? 20lb
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

There is not really a toxic dose of omega 3's. The most we typically see with large ingestions is some pretty nasty diarrhea. It gets pretty greasy with all those fish oils.

If the signs are severe enough, we can use anti-diarrheal meds and fluids to rehydrate. Most of the time we just wait out the signs over 24-48 hours and make sure that they are eating and they have free access to water.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.