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Old 09-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've recently noticed Persimmon's skin has been getting a bit dry, especially his poor little ears. I've read on here that giving them flaxseed oil helps and I was wondering if these flaxseed oil supplement tablet things would be ok to give him? And if so, how would I go about that? Maybe crushed up and mixed with his food? If not, where can I find the proper flaxseed oil to give him?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Spring-Valley ... t/10324860
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I've recently noticed Persimmon's skin has been getting a bit dry, especially his poor little ears. I've read on here that giving them flaxseed oil helps and I was wondering if these flaxseed oil supplement tablet things would be ok to give him? And if so, how would I go about that? Maybe crushed up and mixed with his food? If not, where can I find the proper flaxseed oil to give him?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Spring-Valley ... t/10324860
Those are capsules don't think they make tablets you just poke a hole in them and drizzle it on their back or food
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Those are softgels, and that's the righ kind. You can just use a pin to pop a hole in a capsule, and put a few drops on his food maybe twice a week. You can also drizzle a little of it on his back, and put it on the rinse water when giving him a bath.
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Ah, gotcha. I just assumed they were solids... I suppose if I'd read the description I would have seen the word "softgels" haha.

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You can use the pure liquid form too if you prefer...I like the liquid, less mess poking holes and trying to squish out correct amount lol. I take it too a couple x a week so easy to drip a drop or 2 on Hazels kibble off my spoon.
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You can use the pure liquid form too if you prefer...I like the liquid, less mess poking holes and trying to squish out correct amount lol. I take it too a couple x a week so easy to drip a drop or 2 on Hazels kibble off my spoon.
Where do you find the liquid kind?
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Those are capsules don't think they make tablets you just poke a hole in them and drizzle it on their back or food

If I were to drizzle it on his food, do I use the entire amount of liquid in a tablet, or just a few drops?
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Don't get the liquid kind in a bottle. It goes rancid very very fast, within a few weeks, if even. The moment the bottle opens and air gets in, the process begins and keeping it in the fridge only does so much. The capsules last much longer.

You can start off with half a tablet in the food and half in bath or to rub directly on ears. Make sure your hedgie will eat the kibble that has the oil on it. My boy loves it, but some hedgies don't. After a week or two, you can start using the entire capsule in the food. When my boys skin was bad, I gave 1 capsule every 3-4 days. Nowadays, I give 1 per week sometimes 2 weeks.
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Don't get the liquid kind in a bottle. It goes rancid very very fast, within a few weeks, if even. The moment the bottle opens and air gets in, the process begins and keeping it in the fridge only does so much. The capsules last much longer.
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Not sure what kind you buy...but I buy excellent quality flax oil, have used for years and it has never gone rancid. My current 1000ml bottle generally they have a fridge life/expiry of 5 mths or so. The lid on nearly all of them is a one way only valve so air doesn't get in. It does not matter to me in the least what anyone chooses to use I simply let the poster know they cann use the liquid should they wish to and why I use it ( because for me personally it's much more convenient )

Orignal poster- You can buy the liquid nearly any place you get the capsules (pharmacy / grocery/ organic food shops) You can get small bottles too, I get a large one because I use it for me and my dogs too
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Don't get the liquid kind in a bottle. It goes rancid very very fast, within a few weeks, if even. The moment the bottle opens and air gets in, the process begins and keeping it in the fridge only does so much. The capsules last much longer.
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Not sure what kind you buy...but I buy excellent quality flax oil, have used for years and it has never gone rancid. My current 1000ml bottle generally they have a fridge life/expiry of 5 mths or so. The lid on nearly all of them is a one way only valve so air doesn't get in. It does not matter to me in the least what anyone chooses to use I simply let the poster know they cann use the liquid should they wish to and why I use it ( because for me personally it's much more convenient )

Orignal poster- You can buy the liquid nearly any place you get the capsules (pharmacy / grocery/ organic food shops) You can get small bottles too, I get a large one because I use it for me and my dogs too
I was looking for it in Target last night & they only had the capsules. I have capsules for myself that i've been putting on Walter's food and he loves it. But I've been cutting the capsule or taking it apart to put it on and it gets all over my fingers so I think a liquid one would work much better for him. =) Do you use a specific brand?
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