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Experience:  Small animal veterinarian with 15 years experience
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Hi, Please can you help me, I have 2 Maltese, one is 1year

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Hi,
Please can you help me, I have 2 Maltese, one is 1year and one is 8 months old
They do not like fish.
My question is: can I give them Moxxor supplement ?if Yes how much
Thank you so much
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Welcome. I'm Dr. Bruce and I've been a small animal veterinarian for over 13 years. Thank you for your question about these two. Are you wanting to give the Moxxor (omega 3 supplement) for general coat health reasons?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes, for coat and skin health, also they have allergies to chicken

Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for that information Viorica. I'm going to be honest here and say that I wouldn't use the Moxxor supplement in dogs. The reason being is that the website claims that the antioxidants it has in the product are from a grape extract. Dogs can have kidney failure due to grape / raisin toxicity. We still don't know the mechanism for it or why some dogs are more susceptible than others. In saying this, I just stay away from all products that have some / any portion of it from grape source as the last thing that any owner wants to do is to hurt their pets when they are trying to help them.
Here is the site that shows the grape antioxidant extract.
http://www.moxxart.com
Here is the link on grape / raisin toxicity for you to have.
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=3550
Now after saying this, I do feel that fatty acid supplementation can greatly help with overall skin and coat health. What I'd do is talk to your vet to see which product they carry for fatty acid supplementation. They will have the products that are the safest and best for what you're wanting.
Here is a good link on them.
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=648
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for help ,have a good day!

Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 years ago.
I'm glad to help. I hope you and your two little ones have a great day too. Give them a good petting for me! Thanks for asking about giving a product before giving it. At my ER clinic, way to many calls come in where an owner has already given something and then calls to ask if it was ok to do that.