Veazie Veterinary Clinic
1522 State Street, Veazie, ME
(207) 941-8840

Joint Supplements

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

joint supplements

Certain fats have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. This finding has primarily been used in the treatment of itchy skin, but many arthritic dogs and cats have also benefited from fatty acid joint supplements.

While there are no toxic issues to be concerned with, these products require at least one month to build up to adequate amounts. Effects are not usually dramatic but can be helpful.

  • Omega 3 fatty acids can be used in dogs and cats.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids can be combined with other treatments.

Welactin® Canine – Softgel Caps

One Capsule Delivers:

Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids………………….…..300 mg

Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)…………………..155 mg

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)……………….…100 mg

Dosing: Give 1 capsule per 20 pounds of your dog’s body weight daily

Ingredients: Fish oil, gelatin, glycerin, water, natural peppermint oil and mixed tocopherols.


Welactin® Canine – Liquid

One 6ml Scoop Delivers:

Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids……………………….1,450 mg

Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)………………….…750 mg

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)……………..………500 mg

Dosing:

5-9 lbs:  ½ scoop every other day

10-19 lbs: ½ scoop daily

20-44 lbs: 1 scoop daily

45-79 lbs: 1 ½ scoops daily

8-114 lbs: 2 scoops daily

Over 115 lbs: 2 1/2 scoops daily

Ingredients: Salmon oil, fish oil, mixed tocopherols, mono-and diglycerides, soybean oil, citric acid and rosemary extract.


Welactin® Feline – Softgel Caps

One Capsule Delivers:

Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids………………………250 mg

Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)……………………125 mg

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)……………………85 mg

Dosing: Give contents of one softgel capsule daily. Twist end of cap to open and squeeze contents directly onto food. (Do not feed gelatin capsule to your cat, administer contents of capsule only.)