Measuring important fats like omega-3s can help dogs maintain a diet that delivers a healthy amount of these nutrients, which they are often lacking. Routine testing and changing the amount of EPA and DHA in their diet should be used to determine the appropriate dose of EPA and DHA needed to maintain an optimal Omega-3 Index.
As a guide, the below chart can be used to guide your dog’s omega-3 intake.
|Dog Weight (kg)||Omega-3 EPA/DHA Dose (mg/day)|
|4 to 14||720|
|15 to 27||1440|
|28 to 41||2160|
The National Research Council has a suggested supplemental dose of 50-75 mg/kg of bodyweight for dogs. The safe upper limit is set to 2.8 g EPA and DHA per 1000 Calories for dogs.