Fish oil supplement with cooked fish diet for bulldog IVDD

I was interested in your bully disc, back, and nerves ultimate package, My Frenchie was diagnosed with IVDD, no surgery as of now, but we have started crate rest.

My question is regarding the fish oil supplement, I feed my Frenchie a cooked fish, potato, and green veggie diet, so he gets a good amount of fish daily. Should I still give him this additive, or would he be getting enough of it from the fish I bake for him?

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He gets fed 3 times daily, and he eats 1.5 lb of food daily, it is roughly .65-.75 lb of cod daily

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Dr. Kraemer Staff answered 4 months ago

Answer for treating IVDD with Fish oil supplement versus cooked fish diet

Intravertebral disc disease (IVDD) and various vertebral malformations are common in the bulldog breed. IVDD is specifically common in French bulldogs.

For Bulldog IVDD you you  can combine a

  • Bully Joint Supplement
  • Bully Fish Oil EFA
  • Bully Comfort and AcheLess

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Typically, compared to fatty fish like salmon or smaller ones such as sardines, cod fish isn’t seen as a rich source of essential fatty acids (EFAs).

However, the V4B Bully Fish Oil supplement provides a significantly higher and more concentrated dose of omega-3 fatty acids than you’d get from a serving of baked cod or any fish type.

V4B Bully Fish Oil EFA Joint-Immune-Skin Formula offers a potent mix of EPA and DHA.

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These omega-3s are crucial for enhancing:

  • Joint & Back Health: Omega-3s can reduce inflammation. Studies have shown that dogs receiving adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids exhibit improved weight-bearing and increased activity levels.
  • Strengthening the immune system: they support the immune system, helping the body to fight off infection and disease.
  • Supporting heart health: Omega-3s support cardiovascular health by helping to maintain heart rhythm, reduce blood pressure, and lower blood triglyceride levels.
  • Enhancing brain function and cognition: Essential for cognitive function, omega-3s are particularly beneficial for aging dogs to help maintain their mental acuity.
  • Providing anti-inflammatory benefits: Omega-3 fatty acids have potent anti-inflammatory effects, which can benefit dogs with conditions characterized by inflammation.
  • Improving skin and coat health: These fatty acids help improve the condition of a dog’s skin and coat, reducing flakiness and improving shine.
  • Supporting kidney function

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There are differences between

  • potency
  • effectiveness
  • calories
  • potential adverse effects

between the many types of fish and supplements


Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are primarily found in wild-caught, cold-water fish like

  • anchovies,
  • sardines
  • salmon.

Farm-raised fish, on the other hand, tend to have lower omega-3 and higher omega-6 levels.


It’s important to note that flaxseed oil and coconut oil cannot match the therapeutic effects of fish oil. Specifically, coconut oil has been shown to impair a bulldog’s sense of smell.


  1. Side Effects: Bully fish oil is well-established, and it offers numerous health benefits. It can often help reduce dependency on potentially harmful drugs such as steroids, NSAID,s and antibiotics
  2. Weight Management: Given its low-calorie count, supplementing with the V4B bully fish oil is unlikely to lead to weight gain.

Answer for treating IVDD with Fish oil supplement versa cooked fish diet SUMMARY:


Commercial pet foods are often high in omega-6 fatty acids, which can exacerbate inflammation and other health issues, Many veterinarians advocate for fish oil (omega-3) supplementation across all diets, including those that are homemade or raw.

The quality of fish oil supplements varies widely, so it’s advisable to use a veterinarian-prescribed product for optimal results.


For maximum therapeutic impact, it’s recommended to distinguish between supplements and complete diets; they serve different purposes.

To reach a therapeutic dosage, it’s best to use a supplement

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Exploring Dr. Kraemer’s article on supplements can provide further insight into the use and benefits of incorporating these into your pet’s health regimen.

Best of luck

Dr. Kraemer


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