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Anyone give their Dog Vitamin E ?

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  1. diamondmom

    diamondmom Boxer Booster

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    I have used the vitamin e on my dogs skin but I was wondering if anyone gives it in the food? And how much ? Thanks
     
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    sriley Completely Boxer Crazy

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    I give my boys one vitamin E capsule once a day (400 IU). I just drop a capsule into their food dishes and they eat them with their morning meal. Vitamin E is supposed to improve their immune functioning, is good for their skin/coat, and helps to prevent certain toxins from attaching to the liver. I give vitamin E to my Boxers simply as a preventative measure. I also give them an Omega-3 capsule once per day.
     
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    Gatorblu Boxer Insane

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    I give my both my dogs vitamin e. You should especially give it if you give fish oil. The body uses a lot of vitamin e processing fish oil and can become vitamin e deficient. From the research I have done, on average 200 iu for a dog over 50 lbs, 100 iu if less than 50 lbs.
     
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    Thank you so much for the info. Is there a certain kind of vitamin e that works the best ( as far as brand) ? I had her on fish oil before but I stopped . I was looking at maybe something else or trying it again. Or maybe hemp oil
     
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    I just realized that I picked up the 400 and her dog food already has 150 in it . Think that might be to much to give her .
     
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    Caney Creek Boxer Insane

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    Vitamin E should also be supplemented if you give your dog tap water. The chlorine in tap water depletes vitamin E in the body.

    I think 400IU would be fine for a boxer. I wouldn't worry too much about the amount in her food since much of the vitamins added to food are destroyed by heat, light, over time, etc. I give my dogs the 400IU capsules, they each get one capsule every other day.
     
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    I give her filtered water the same we drink. Ok I will give it to her every other day as well. Do u pop open?
     
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    Caney Creek Boxer Insane

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    Nope, I just toss it in with their kibble. :)
     
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    I didn't know I could do that . I just thought always had to pop any capsule open , lol
     
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