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i read online that vitamin c is good for skin allergies & that it boosts the dog's immune system & is a natural antihistamine. Does anyone know anything about that and can you just give the same vitamin that a human would take. Someone recommended fish oil and i am going to start that as well but would love to know about vitamin c
 

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Hazel's breeder recommended Ester C (I believe it's easier to absorb). Hazel gets 500mg twice a day.
 

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i'll try that as well-do you get that in a pill or powder form and is that the same that humans consume.
 

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We have never given vitamin C supplements, but we do give fish oil tablets and we use the kind for humans, which are 1000 mg. I find that it gives our dogs coats a huge boost and we have never had problems with dry or itchy skin while our dogs have been on it.
 

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I get it in pill form (same as humans would take) and I put in with her dog food. She eats fast and I guess she doesn't notice them in with her dry nuggets :)
 

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Yes, I have been giving Vitamin C 500mg every day to Frankie.
He has mild HD and arthritis,which C has been known to help arthritic discomfort.
I do buy it at the drug store and he just eats it, he has been on it for about 9 mo. and he does move around much better than before. He doesn't take any pain meds now. We also give our Goldens Natrol's Omega-3 fish oil 1000mg daily.
 

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vitamin C is notorious for causing diarrhea, so if you notice loose stools, be sure to back off on the dose!
 

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Hazel's breeder recommended Ester C (I believe it's easier to absorb). Hazel gets 500mg twice a day.
Ditto here. Also recommended as per Mac's breeder.

I also give a 1000 mg omega 3 fish oil capsule.

The vitamin C is a chewable tablet that I buy at the supermarket in the "human" section. I haven't had a problem with loose stools with Mac, but considering that there are many people who write to report problems with their dogs, Hotel4Dogs makes a good point--if you see a problem, might want to back off and make an adjustment in the dosage.
 

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I also give the girls 500 mg Vit C each day and I use a human grade.
 

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Yes, I have been giving Vitamin C 500mg every day to Frankie.
He has mild HD and arthritis,which C has been known to help arthritic discomfort.
I do buy it at the drug store and he just eats it, he has been on it for about 9 mo. and he does move around much better than before. He doesn't take any pain meds now. We also give our Goldens Natrol's Omega-3 fish oil 1000mg daily.
We, too use Vit C and for similar reasons. Riley has pano and it has really helped with her discomfort. We give 250 mg twice a day.
 
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