by | Oct 21, 2021 | Pets, Z

Last Updated: Dec 1, 2021 @ 10:37 am.

What's the best salmon oil for your dog or cat? We asked our parent readers for their favorites. Which had flavors that were most popular? Is easy to add to a pet's food bowl? Then we tried out several brands with our own family pet. Here are the ones we recommend.

FYI: We've been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don't take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!


Tips & Advice on Picking Salmon Oil for Your Pet

If your veterinarian has recommended salmon oil for your dog, cat (or even ferret), there is good news: there are many choices on the market today.

Most all salmon oil for pets includes Omega-3’s although some also have tocopherols (naturally derived vitamin E to prevent spoilage), Omega-6’s or Omega-9’s and even vitamins. 

While you can still find fish oil gel caps, our readers preferred the versions in pump bottles for ease of use–so that is what we focus on here in this review.

Important tip: be sure to refrigerate your bottle of fish oil as soon as you open it to avoid spoilage. 

FYI: not all dogs and cats will be excited by the addition of a sprinkle of fish oil on their kibble, so there may be some trial and error when determining which brand to try. Some have a more fishy smell than others.

While our parent readers gave us suggestions on their favorite fish oil, we also recruited our own wonder dog here at the office to research several brands. Here’s our top choices:

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Best for Dogs

Great topper for kibble
We loved the easy-to-use pump bottle and overall quality of this salmon oil. Tip: refrigerate after opening.
$35.97

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Best for Cats

Budget-friendly
Yes, salmon oil for pets can get rather pricey—we liked the bang for the buck here. Large 32 ounce bottle at a price that is easy on the wallet. Our parent readers with cats love this one. Also nice: includes pump and flip cap.
$27.77 ($0.86 / Fl Oz)

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Best Pump

Easy to use
Unlike others we tried, this brand has two oils: salmon and whitefish. Also nice: simple-to-use pump bottle. Caveat: strong smell.

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Best for Picky Pets

No GMO's
Single ingredient salmon oil doesn't have much of a fishy smell. Great for pets that might be finicky about smells.
$25.95 ($25.95 / Count)

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We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability. When we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

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