COD LIVER OIL FOR CATS?

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COD LIVER OIL FOR CATS?

Post by quincy109 » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Hello,

My grandmother always used to tell me to give cod liver oil to my pets
when they didn't have a nice coat.  One of my cats does have a problem
with his coat and I have given him cod liver oil but not on a
consistant basis.  I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any harm
in doing this?  Could it be dangerous to give it to my cat every day or
is it a harmless oil?  I don't want him to get clogged arteries or some
disease.

Thanks.

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COD LIVER OIL FOR CATS?

Post by Signe » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I used to /love/ cod liver oil when I was a kid. And I had a great
coat; a warm plaid one with an (imitation) fur collar, as I
recall.

;-)

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Quote:
> Hello,

> My grandmother always used to tell me to give cod liver oil to
my pets
> when they didn't have a nice coat.  One of my cats does have a
problem
> with his coat and I have given him cod liver oil but not on a
> consistant basis.  I was wondering if anyone knows if there is
any harm
> in doing this?  Could it be dangerous to give it to my cat every
day or
> is it a harmless oil?  I don't want him to get clogged arteries
or some
> disease.

> Thanks.

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COD LIVER OIL FOR CATS?

Post by LadyBlu » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Silly man!  What'd you do?  Put the cod liver oil in the pockets? :-T


Quote:
> I used to /love/ cod liver oil when I was a kid. And I had a great
> coat; a warm plaid one with an (imitation) fur collar, as I
> recall.

> ;-)

> --

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> "For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism."



> > Hello,

> > My grandmother always used to tell me to give cod liver oil to
> my pets
> > when they didn't have a nice coat.  One of my cats does have a
> problem
> > with his coat and I have given him cod liver oil but not on a
> > consistant basis.  I was wondering if anyone knows if there is
> any harm
> > in doing this?  Could it be dangerous to give it to my cat every
> day or
> > is it a harmless oil?  I don't want him to get clogged arteries
> or some
> > disease.

> > Thanks.

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COD LIVER OIL FOR CATS?

Post by J. Marti » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Cod liver oil is very high in vitamin A and daily administration of cod liver
oil will likely cause vitamin A toxicity.  Vitamin A toxicity can cause
irreversible, painful, crippling bone disease.  I wouldn't recommend
supplementing a cat's diet with any cod liver oil at all.
I'd suggest seeing a vet about the problem with his coat.

J.

Quote:

> Hello,

> My grandmother always used to tell me to give cod liver oil to my pets
> when they didn't have a nice coat.  One of my cats does have a problem
> with his coat and I have given him cod liver oil but not on a
> consistant basis.  I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any harm
> in doing this?  Could it be dangerous to give it to my cat every day or
> is it a harmless oil?  I don't want him to get clogged arteries or some
> disease.

> Thanks.

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COD LIVER OIL FOR CATS?

Post by Bagheer » Tue, 12 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Cod liver oil is very high in vitamin A and daily administration of cod liver
> oil will likely cause vitamin A toxicity.  Vitamin A toxicity can cause
> irreversible, painful, crippling bone disease.  I wouldn't recommend
> supplementing a cat's diet with any cod liver oil at all.
> I'd suggest seeing a vet about the problem with his coat.

> J.

As a somewhat related question, does cod liver oil actually contain
fish oil?  My cat lost a lot of weight from IBD.  Although his
symptoms currently are pretty well under control, he is still pretty
thin.  I wanted to give him some of that high calorie supplement that
was mentioned here some months ago (its name escapes me at the
moment).  However, I noticed that it contains cod liver oil and my cat
has developed a food allergy to fish.  

TIA, Julie

 
 
 

COD LIVER OIL FOR CATS?

Post by J. Marti » Wed, 13 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Nutrical contians a small amount of cod liver oil but not enough to cause vitamin A
toxicity from short term use.  Long term use might be safe as well as long as the
cat is not getting large amounts daily and  is not eating a lot of liver.  It is
possible that it may cause problems with cats allergic to fish although some cats
may only be allergic to one type of fish.  I'm not a big fan of nutrical and I'd
suggest talking to your vet about a higher energy food that would be appropriate
for your cat's condition.

J.

Quote:


> > Cod liver oil is very high in vitamin A and daily administration of cod liver
> > oil will likely cause vitamin A toxicity.  Vitamin A toxicity can cause
> > irreversible, painful, crippling bone disease.  I wouldn't recommend
> > supplementing a cat's diet with any cod liver oil at all.
> > I'd suggest seeing a vet about the problem with his coat.

> > J.

> As a somewhat related question, does cod liver oil actually contain
> fish oil?  My cat lost a lot of weight from IBD.  Although his
> symptoms currently are pretty well under control, he is still pretty
> thin.  I wanted to give him some of that high calorie supplement that
> was mentioned here some months ago (its name escapes me at the
> moment).  However, I noticed that it contains cod liver oil and my cat
> has developed a food allergy to fish.

> TIA, Julie

 
 
 

COD LIVER OIL FOR CATS?

Post by quincy109 » Wed, 13 Oct 1999 04:00:00


THANKS VERY MUCH FOR THE INFO.  THIS COULD HAVE BEEN HORRIBLE IF I KEPT
GIVING IT TO HIM.

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COD LIVER OIL FOR CATS?

Post by Bagheer » Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Nutrical contians a small amount of cod liver oil but not enough to cause vitamin A
> toxicity from short term use.  Long term use might be safe as well as long as the
> cat is not getting large amounts daily and  is not eating a lot of liver.  It is
> possible that it may cause problems with cats allergic to fish although some cats
> may only be allergic to one type of fish.  I'm not a big fan of nutrical and I'd
> suggest talking to your vet about a higher energy food that would be appropriate
> for your cat's condition.

> J.

I guess I'll take that as a "yes, cod liver oil is really from cod."
Unfortunately, my cat's fish allergy appears to be indiscriminant.  He
has also developed a food allergy to beef, so I'm pretty constrained
in the foods I can feed him.  Many of the premium, super premium, and
prescription foods are not an option because even the poultry flavors
contain some beef or fish.  It's taken months of searching, calling
food companies, and home trials to find a combination of wet and dry
food that he is both willing and able to eat.  

As an aside to interested readers, in my calls I learned that most of
the time when "liver"--without a qualifier, "animal fat", or
"meat-by-products" were listed in the ingredients it usually meant
pork or beef & pork.  I was very surprised.