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Hello, I'm Dr. Kara. I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment to review your concerns.
I understand your concern about one of your kittens ingesting a super strength omega 3 fish oil capsule.
The good news is that cats can take these too, and actually take a higher amount pound per pound than people do.
Even with that 600mgs is likely a higher dose than we would normally give a 3-4 pound cat, but you are unlikely to see any serious effects from a one time higher than normal dose. You may see some nausea, loss of appetite and loose stools for 24-48 hours or you may see no effects at all. Even if you see some effects they will be self limiting, and should resolve on their own.
I would not be concerned about this at all.
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Yes, cod liver oil can be a concern as it is very high in vitamins A & E. That toxicity also tends to be more of a concern with repeated doses.
That's not the case with the omega 3 capsules, they have concentrated levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Your kittens should really be fine other than possible mild stomach upset.
Glad to help, enjoy your little ones. It sounds like they will keep you on your toes!