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Author Topic: Hoping to achieve "steroid sparing" effect of EFA's Help please with dose!  (Read 218 times)

Koda bear

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Hi I am going over the dose and trying to figure out correct amounts for Koda. I just want to make sure I am doing this right, but I am a bit confused about this:

Evening Primrose oil 172mg/kg/day, and Fish oil @ 44mg/kg/day, have been used in dogs over a one year period without ill effects”. (Ref: The Veterinary Formulary by Yolande M Bishop)

......This would be an enormous amount of evening primrose oil- he weighs 40kg.  almost 7000mg a day and 1700mg fish oil
The EPO I purchased today is 1300 mg 117mg GLA (9%)......

Manual of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat by Sue Paterson
Essential Fatty Acid    Dosage differs with individuals   
EPA 400mg/10kg
GLA 100mg/10mg

.......and I am wondering about an appropriate dose of Vit E.....

any guidance would be really terrific!!
Thanks- Missy

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Jo CIMDA

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Re: Hoping to achieve "steroid sparing" effect of EFA's Help please with dose!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 09:22:50 AM »

Hi Missy

An appropriate dose for natural vitamin E is: 400- 800 iu /12hours  Ref: Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat, 2nd edition, by Michael J Day.

There has been no established dosing regimen for EFA's despite them being considered 'steroid sparing' and an important addition to addressing skin disease.

The information by Yolande Bishop was given to illustrate just how varied the dosing is and its relative safety.

I would go by  Manual of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat, Sue Paterson's recommendation.

EPA 400mg/10kg
GLA 100mg/10kg

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Re: Hoping to achieve "steroid sparing" effect of EFA's Help please with dose!
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 08:32:30 PM »

Thank you!
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