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07/23/2010 14:37:32 PM by MsLucky   Send Message to MsLucky  915  views, category: Pet shopping guides view all blogs

    

Giving your pet a good diet, plenty of exercise, and attention is a great way to ensure your pet will live a long, high quality of life. And just like humans, giving your pet supplements and vitamins is a great compliment to all the things your already doing.

Knowing what kinds of vitamins to give your pet may seem overwhelming, but there are a few key ones that would work well in any pet diet. The first category of vitamins you will see are the water- soluble ones. These are the ones you will want to feed your pet on a daily basis. The basic water- soluble vitamins you should at least consider for your pets are:

-Vitamin B1,
-Vitamin B12,
-Vitamin B2,
-Vitamin B5,
-Vitamin B6,
- Folic Acid,
-Niacin, and
-Biotin.

Every pet will need a different amount of vitamins, depending on size and age. Just like pet food labels will specify amounts to be given for variables such as size and age, so will many vitamin labels of vitamins. If in doubt about something, always read the label thoroughly.

After you’ve found the supplement that suits your pets age and size, one which also includes the above ingredients, the other kind of vitamins you can consider is fat soluble vitamins.  These are the kinds of vitamins you would need to give your pet if they have such problems like liver or kidney disease. Fat soluble vitamins are best administered with the advice of your vet, so next time you visit one, you can ask if one of these vitamins would help your pets’ overall health.

There are also vitamins and minerals that target specific issues, like longevity related issues.  An example of the variety of supplements and what they can address is found right here on Yeepet.  It has flax-seed and fish oil, ingredients that support the brain and body.  (Click here to check it out). So, if there is a specific issue that your pet is dealing with, there is a supplement that can help.

One of the other considerations you will need to consider is that many of the vitamins and supplements will come in either tablet or powder form. So once you find the brand you like, you will need to decide which form works best for you. If you’ve never given your pet a tablet before, powder is a good start- you can easily sprinkle it on top of their food.



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