Many pet owners choose to give their dog or cat fish oil supplements because the Omega 3 benefits them in many of the same ways that it does for humans. If you are planning to give fish oil to your dog or cat, your main concern in regards to dosage size is their weight. Since a dogs weight can range anywhere from 5 to over 200 pounds, its important to scale the amount to them. Depending on how picky of an eater your dog is, you may also find you have trouble getting them to eat the pill while other dogs will gulp a pill or two down with their food and not notice a difference.

Medium to Large breeds of dogs can generally take a single 1g capsule per day. For smaller breeds or cats, you may want to try poking a hole in the capsule and squirting about half of it on their food to start. Most cats will love this!

The important thing to keep an eye on in the beginning is their stool. If it gets really runny, scale back on the fish oil for a few days until their body becomes most used to it. It is easy to give them too much at once because you are using human sized pills.