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Dogs with Cancer have low vitamin D, same as humans – Sept 2017

Influence of Various Factors on Circulating 25(OH) Vitamin D Concentrations in Dogs with Cancer and Healthy Dogs.

J Vet Intern Med. 2017 Sep 23. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14834. [Epub ahead of print]
Weidner N1, Woods JP1, Conlon P2, Meckling KA3, Atkinson JL4, Bayle J5, Makowski AJ6, Horst RL6, Verbrugghe A1.

VitaminDWiki Summary
Diagnosed with Cancer in lifetime25%38%
Other diseases also associated with low DYesYes
Diseases associated with CYP24A1 gene YesYes
Decreased Vitamin D in food/supplements associated with Cancer YesYes
Vitamin D reduces pain of arthritis, etc.YesYes

VitaminDWiki - Overview Veterinary and vitamin D contains

Veterinary category has 148 items

Animals need Vitamin D too

Pets as well

Farm Vets are paid when their "patients" are healthy,
   vs doctors who are paid only when "patients" become sick

_Cows are routinely given 30 IU per kilogram (which would be 10,000 IU for a 150 lb person)
Same information is available on Cattle need 66 IU of vitamin D per pound
The US RDA of vitamin D for cows is 13 IU per kilogram (which would be 4,300 IU for a 150 lb 'cow')
Virtually all US farmers who raise livestock use feed which is supplemented with vitamin D
Merick Vet Manual supplement if not have UV or sunlight

+Vets give 3X vitamin D than the US govt recommends for animal OR humans +Vets are paid to keep their "patients" healthy, rather than being getting money when "patients" become sick

Cancer category (for humans) starts with the following

Cancers get less Vitamin D when there is a poor Vitamin D Receptor

VitaminDWiki Vet category with CANCER in title

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Low blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations have been associated with cancer in dogs. Little research has examined what other factors may affect 25(OH)D concentrations.

(1) To determine whether the presence of cancer (lymphoma, osteosarcoma, or mast cell tumor [MCT]) in dogs is associated with plasma 25(OH)D concentrations and (2) identify other factors related to plasma 25(OH)D concentrations in dogs.

Dogs newly diagnosed with osteosarcoma (n = 21), lymphoma (n = 27), and MCT (n = 21) presented to a tertiary referral oncology center, and healthy, client-owned dogs (n = 23).

An observational study design was used. Dietary vitamin D intake, sex, age, body condition score (BCS), muscle condition score (MCS), and plasma concentrations of 25(OH)D, 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (24,25(OH)2 D) (a marker of CYP24A1 activity), as well as ionized calcium (ICa), parathyroid hormone, and parathyroid hormone-related protein concentrations were measured. An analysis of covariance was used to model plasma 25(OH)D concentrations.

Cancer type (P = 0.004), plasma 24,25(OH)2 D concentrations (P < 0.001), and plasma ICa concentrations (P = 0.047) had significant effects on plasma 25(OH)D concentrations. Effects of age, sex, body weight, BCS, MCS, and plasma PTH concentrations were not identified. A significant interaction between ICa and cancer was found (P = 0.005). Plasma 25(OH)D concentrations increased as ICa concentrations increased in dogs with cancer, whereas plasma 25(OH)D concentrations decreased as ICa concentrations increased in healthy dogs.

Results support a relationship between cancer and altered vitamin D metabolism in dogs, mediated by plasma ICa concentrations. The CYP24A1 activity and plasma ICa should be measured in studies examining plasma 25(OH)D concentrations in dogs.

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