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Q. Brittle nails. Our vet says try fish oil. How many tabs do I give her? She is 50 lbs. The one I'm looking at has a total (EPA & DHA) of 684 mg.

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LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. 180mg EPA per 10lbs plus 400iu vitamin E has been recommended for brittle nails caused by an auto-immune condition known as lupoid onychodystrophy; alongside other treatments. You do not mention why the nails are brittle so it is very difficult to advise on any specific recommendations


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