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Vitamin C
« on: March 10, 2008, 10:29:09 PM »
Does anyone here add a Vitamin C supplement for their dogs? Do you like it? And what dosage do you go by?
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Re: Vitamin C
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 07:28:02 AM »
I give Ester C
Here is a link to Dale Ulmer's - Vitamin recommendations - maade by a vet:
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Re: Vitamin C
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 08:09:06 AM »
I got my Vit C from, I just follow the directions, giving the little ones about quarter of a teaspoon.  This is the first time I have ever used powedered Vit. C, I think I like it much better. 
The nice thing about Vit. C, is that if you do mess up and give to much, it goes out in the urine..... so there really isn't a chance of overdosing, unless they eat the whole bottle, LOL...
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Re: Vitamin C
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 09:27:58 AM »
Our breeder asked us to supplement 500mg of Vitamin C a few times a week. We just buy the human-grade, time-release 500mg plastic capsules that you can pull apart with your fingers. The tiny balls of ascorbic acid are odourless, easily mix into food, and I think it's cheaper. However, according to your boxerlife link, I guess it might cause diarrhea in more sensitive dogs or puppies.  As already noted, water soluble vitamins are hard to ingest to toxic levels accidentally (e.g., Vitamin C, B, etc.). It's the fat soluble vitamins that you have to be careful with (e.g., Vitamin A, E, etc.). That goes  for humans too, of course!


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Re: Vitamin C
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 10:04:25 AM »
I use 500 mg for a puppy and 1000mg for an adult of vit C every day . My vet has even prescribed vit C to dogs who have a bit of a cold to help boost the immune system .
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