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Vitamin D is great for dogs too


Vitamin Recommended Minimum
Daily Dose for Dogs
Toxic Dose
(This dose must be given daily for months to create toxicity.)
Sources Signs of Deficiencies
A2272 IU/lb of food consumed on a dry matter basis113,600 IU/lb of food consumed on a dry matter basisLiver, fish liver oil, vegetables, dairy productsNight blindness, retarded growth, poor quality skin and hair
D227 IU/lb of food consumed on a dry matter basis2272 IU/lb of food consumed on a dry matter basisSunshine, dairy products, fish liver oilRickets, poor eruption of permanent teeth
E23 IU/lb of food consumed on a dry matter basis455 IU/lb of food consumed on a dry matter basisCold pressed vegetable oils, meats, nuts, green leafy vegetablesReproductive failure, brown bowel syndrome
KSynthesized in the bodynoneKelp, alfalfa, egg yolkIncreased clotting time and hemorrhage

    Vitamin D overdose . . “is rare and we have never heard of it happening in real life situations

Examples of Vitamin D suppliers for dogs

  • PetLife-400 New Zealand $23 US
    300 squirts: 400 IU of Vitamin D, 3 IU Vitamin E, Aloe vera, water, and perhaps Magnesium L Threonate
    2 squirts daily for dogs up to 5 kg
    Senior pets rejuvenated with vitamin D He had such success that he is now making PetLife
  • Miracle Coat Miracle Mist Skin Treatment Spray
    $8 Amazon, Vitamins A, D2 & E
    Uses “Tea Tree oil. Far more effective than Aloe Vera”
  • MaxxiDog Amazon $22 Omegas and ingredients per ounce include Vitamin A 500 IU Vitamin D3 100 IU Vitamin E 50 IU
    Vitamin B Complex, Amino Acids, 63 Trace Minerals, Ester C, Glucosamine, Aloe Vera, Vitamin D, E , K, Iron, Calcium and Magnesium ,Zinc

28+ VitaminDWiki pages have CATS OR DOGS OR PETS in the title

This list is automatically updated

Items found: 29
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Cats often have similar range of Vitamin D as humans - 10 to 30 ng - Jan 2024 26 Jan, 2024
Senior pets rejuvenated with vitamin D 08 Feb, 2022
Dental implants 10 percent better with topical vitamin D (in dogs) – Sept 2015 31 Jan, 2022
450,000 IU of Vitamin D daily too much for a cat - Aug 2021 18 Aug, 2021
Dogs and Cats still need vitamin D – July 2021 29 Jul, 2021
Calcidiol increased blood levels of Vitamin D in one month (dogs) – Feb 2021 10 Jun, 2021
Poor immune system associated with low Vitamin D (dogs in this case) – June 2020 05 Aug, 2020
Many non-bone diseases associated with low Vitamin D (dog and cats in this study) – Dec 2019 06 Dec, 2019
Some Dog food had excess vitamin D, first dry food, then canned – Speculation Feb 2019 03 Feb, 2019
Acute pancreatitis in dogs is associated with low vitamin D (lowest D equals death) – Aug 2017 18 Sep, 2018
Half of dogs now get cancer, it used to be just 1 percent (probably low Vitamin D) 08 May, 2018
Critically ill dogs with good levels of vitamin D have much better outcomes (humans too) – March 2018 29 Mar, 2018
Companion animals (dog, cats) need vitamin D too – March 2016 19 Mar, 2018
Vitamin D Lethal Dose in Dogs – 1934 05 Mar, 2018
Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, pet birds, etc need Vitamin D 18 Feb, 2018
Atopic dermatitis treated by Vitamin D (in dogs too) - RCT Feb 2018 04 Feb, 2018
Dogs, like humans, need vitamin D for many reasons – Jan 2018 23 Jan, 2018
Dogs with Cancer have low vitamin D, same as humans – Sept 2017 24 Sep, 2017
Cancer 4 times more likely if low vitamin D (in dogs) – 2016 18 Apr, 2017
Cats with feline HIV and hospitalized cats have low levels of vitamin D – Nov 2015 28 Nov, 2015
Dog Cancer 4X more likely if low Vitamin D – Nov 2015 22 Nov, 2015
Vitamin D is great for dogs too 22 Nov, 2015
Dog Cancer (hemangiosarcoma) is rare if more than 100 ng of vitamin D – July 2014 22 Nov, 2015
Rickets increasing in dogs 17 Oct, 2015
Hospitalized cats 8X more likely to die if low vitamin D (Vit. D helps humans too) – May 2015 11 Sep, 2015
Controversy cats and vitamin D 19 Jan, 2014
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Lymphoma – associated with low vitamin D in cats too – Jan 2014 19 Jan, 2014
UVB better than vitamin D supplements for pet reptiles – March 2010 20 Aug, 2012
Dogs – like humans – with IBD were low on vitamin D – July 2011 14 Mar, 2012

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