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    My bully had problems with hot spots like more than usual I was advised to give him ester-c 1000 mg and caltrate 600-D 1/2 tablet each day, due to his week immune system also been giving one fish oil tablet. Any thoughts on this thanks.

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    I have heard of the fish oil being givens for different reasons, but not the other two. I tagged a member that may be able to give so insight.
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    Default Re: Caltrate 600-D

    Hmmmm... While I don't see anything wrong with giving Vit C and Calcium as well as fish oil (so good for the skin), I think the important thing would be to try to identify the cause of the hot spots. Hot spots are usually associated with a food allergy.

    I sure hope your baby feels better, what food are you currently feeding and how long have you been battling hot spots? Where are the hot spots located?


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    Default Re: Caltrate 600-D

    Quote Originally Posted by triplej View Post
    My bully had problems with hot spots like more than usual I was advised to give him ester-c 1000 mg and caltrate 600-D 1/2 tablet each day, due to his week immune system also been giving one fish oil tablet. Any thoughts on this thanks.

    Hot spots are almost always due to an allergic reaction, usually triggered by something in the diet. Boosting his immune system is never a bad thing but caltrate will do nothing to help in that respect. Who told you to add this? Was it after reading blood test results? Is there a calcium deficiency they are trying to correct?

    Calcium does a lot of great things for the body. It strengthens bone & muscle tissue and it improves the nervous system. But too much of it can cause a whole lot of other problem if not balanced.

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    Default Re: Caltrate 600-D

    My avatar is the bully reference hot spots. I was feeding O-Roy but now feed Canidae all life stages. A friend advised to use Ester-C and Vit-D. He was taken to a Vet several times when a pup but the hot spots would reappear in short time. Now that he is over 2 years old he seldom has problems. Just wondering if I done something wrong and could correct with next bullie. One vet that I used but a lot of antibiotics through him, wondering if this could have damaged him ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplej View Post
    ... Just wondering if I done something wrong and could correct with next bullie. One vet that I used but a lot of antibiotics through him, wondering if this could have damaged him ?
    You love him and only want the best for him. Because you love him, nothing you could ever do can be considered "wrong"

    Ester-C is a good thing but I wouldn't give him vitamin D. Some vitamins are what they call water soluble meaning that what the body doesn't need are excreted through the urine. This makes it very difficult if not impossible to get too much of them. Then there are vitamins that are called fat soluble meaning that the body stores the extra in the fatty tissue of the body. When fat cells are burned the extra vitamins are released back into the blood stream. If you are giving one of these fat soluble vitamins daily it will essentially double the amount in the body and that can and probably will make them sick. Vitamin D is one of these that if given too much can be toxic (A, E and K are the others)

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    I also give the salmon oil, but am not familiar with giving the Ester C or Caltrate to dogs. Most vitamins and supplements that are safe for humans are usually safe to give to our dogs as well, I'm just not sure if the amounts would be the same, or if you should go by their weight. Maybe a child's dose or a supplement made specifically for children would be a better choice for the lower amounts, as a bully would have the same weight as a child. If not sure it's always best to either check with your vet, or I always find that a good source for information on medications and vitamins is the pharmacist.
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    Be very VERY careful about giving them any vitamins or medication made for children. More often than not they contain xylitol which is deadly for dogs. Just a few grams will kill an adult dog, a few mg can cause permanent liver damage

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    Default Re: Caltrate 600-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    Be very VERY careful about giving them any vitamins or medication made for children. More often than not they contain xylitol which is deadly for dogs. Just a few grams will kill an adult dog, a few mg can cause permanent liver damage
    That is excellent information, thank you Bev!


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