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Is Cod Liver Oil Good for Pregnant Dogs
« on: July 20, 2019, 03:55:13 pm »
Please can someone tell me if cod liver oil supplement is good or safe for consumption by a pregnant bitch?

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Re: Is Cod Liver Oil Good for Pregnant Dogs
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 08:50:29 am »
Please can someone tell me if cod liver oil supplement is good or safe for consumption by a pregnant bitch?
Cod liver oil is very rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which is great for brain and nerve development in the pregnant bitch's fetuses, but then again it's also quite rich in vitamin A as well, which can cause birth defects in newborn pups because of its teratogenic effect on developing organs in fetuses.

So I'd say NO, it's not that safe for the developing pups, even though it wouldn't cause any harm to the bitch or terminate her pregnancy.

A safer option, however, would be fish oil which, unlike cod liver oil, is extracted from the flesh and skin of fish rather than the liver, so contains much less of vitamin A while still possessing the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids and all.

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Re: Is Cod Liver Oil Good for Pregnant Dogs
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 08:55:31 am »
Thank you Sir!

 

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