GUN DOG VET
First of all, I think any dog that?s lame should receive the benefit of a veterinary examination.
I know times are hard but if we are going to expect a hard day?s shooting out of a dog, the least we can do is make sure he is not suffering as a result.
Often, the cause is arthritis and medication can greatly improve the quality of life of a dog but also hugely prolong its working life.
And, of course, there are some occasions when problems can actually be completely resolved. If discomfort is ongoing (and I presume it is since your dog?s lameness recurs and is exacerbated by exercise) then cod liver oil is unlikely to have a significant effect.
In moderate doses fish oil may be beneficial to dogs that have a deficient diet but they do not remove the pain or inflammation associated with severe joint disease.
In high doses, the excess Vitamin A can create spinal problems.
Chat to your vet about judicious use of a non-steroid anti-inflammatory, perhaps focused around shooting days.