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12. VITAMIN C
Although vitamin C is not required in a dog's diet (since they already process it internally), owners of pets with medical conditions often find that the supplement can help tremendously. Older dogs, canines with symptoms of distemper and hip dysplasia often benefit from vitamin C. It can also help dogs heal broken bones or prevent a urinary tract infection. Vitamin C should be avoided, however, if your pet has a history of urinary oxalate stone formation. This is common in Schnauzers, Lhasa Apsos, Yorkshire Terriers, Miniature Poodles, Shih Tzus and Bichon Frises. Either way, if you are considering supplementing your dog's diet with vitamin C, be sure to consult your veterinarian for the appropriate dose. (petMD)
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