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Vitamin C

A deficiency in Vitamin C will result in a deficiency in the healing, glandular, immune and regenerative abilities of the body.  It plays a major role in the formation and maintenance of bones and tissues. Vitamin C may help prevent cancer and arteriosclerosis.  Classic Vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) results in gum disease, loss of teeth, bad breath, weakened bones, bleeding and general debility.  Although dogs and cats produce Vitamin C there may be a need to supplement additional levels of Vitamin C during times of stress and disease.  Increased intake has been shown to help animals with allergies, infections, heart disease, periodontal disease, osteoarthritis and wounds.  Vitamin C may protect the body against heavy metals and the side effects of cortisone.

The antiviral dose of Vitamin C has been reported to be as high as 1 gram / lb. in some cases.

Vitamin C may cause diarrhea when added at too high of a rate in the diet and should be fed to gut tolerance levels.  

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