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Vitamin C for Pets

Cats and dogs are capable of meeting their nutritional needs for Vitamin C through the metabolism of the glucose in their diet or that produced by the liver. However, there is research that suggests the antioxidant properties of Vitamin C supplementation can benefit the management of medical conditions associated with "free radical" formation from oxygen metabolism that can damage normal cells. Cancer and cancer therapy, dementia, heart disease, and asthma are some examples of conditions that involve oxidative damage. Typically this supplementation poses no major adverse side effects. This may not be true for pets with a predisposition for urinary calcium oxalate crystals and stones,...

LifeSupercharger, Flickr Glucosamine is a veterinary supplement most commonly used to improve joint mobility in dogs. As part of a Paw Nation series providing background about the medical problems your pet may suffer, we spoke to Dr. Jessica Braun, doctor of veterinary medicine at the Animal Health Center of Hays in Hays, Kan., to gain some insights about the drug. You should always consult your veterinarian before giving medicine or supplements to your pet. What is glucosamine? Glucosamine is a supplement shown to increase joint mobility and decrease signs of arthritis....