Vitamins

The Truth About Vitamins For Dogs!

written by : Mkay
If you are giving your dog vitamin because you think that they will help your dog
to stay healthy ,  and you think that is a great reason for your dog to get vitamins ( and supplements ) , well… you are not the only one.

Pet owners spent about five hundred million dollars on supplements ( in 2013 year )  and in the future , that number is expected to be nearly seven hundred millions ( in 2020 ) ! .

But,  these three important reasons will change your mind about vitamins. They might not be a good idea as you think :

1.  Most people usually think that vitamins are natural , but in fact most of the vitamins are made from  the petroleum and hydrogenated sugars, and coal industries.

A few examples explains that :

Vitamin A – Benzene , petroleum esters,  methanol , refined fish , acetylene.

Vitamin B-1 –  Hydrochloric acid , acetonitrile with ammonia , and coal tar derivatives.

Vitamin B-9 –  Formaldehyde and Isobutyraldehyde mixed.

Vitamin B-12 – Cobalamins ( reacted with CYANIDE ) .

Vitamin C – Hydrogenated sugar ( processed with acetone ) .

Vitamin D – And the most disgusting – Irradiated animal fat / cattle brains.

What is natural here??

The real truth is that vitamins are made from these waste products because it’s cheaper solution and they last longer than the vitamins in real foods.  In fact, these cheap vitamins
are not giving your dog the benefits he needs.

2.  The most of synthetic vitamin you give to your dog are not recognizable by his body , believe it or not ,  they are treated as toxins.  This can be very harmful to your dog’s kidneys ,
over the time they can burn out! The difference between natural vitamins and synthetic
vitamins is huge ! Simply , they are not in the same chemical form.

3.  If you are trying to avoid Chinese ingredients , that is a great idea because
China has a terrible track record ( food safety ) .  In 2008 , synthetic vitamin
from this country killed over 4,500 dogs and cats.  Most of the vitamins are manufactured in India and China , China owns over ninety percent of the Vitamin C market in the United States.

Soo , what do you think? Synthetic vitamins are not a good choice for your dog for sure.
How do you avoid that?

Well , if you want to avoid these bad synthetic vitamins you should follow this, here are the natural and synthetic forms of some common vitamins:

Vitamin A

Natural: Fish oils
Synthetic:  Palmitate, acetate

Vitamin B-1
Natural: Yeast
Synthetic:  Thiamine hydrochloride, thiamine , thiamine mononitrate

Vitamin B3
Natural: Yeast
Synthetic:  Nicotinic acid , niacin

Vitamin B5
Natural:  Rice bran , liver , yeast
Synthetic:  Panthenol , d-pantothenate , calcium pantothenate

Vitamin B6
Natural: Yeast
Synthetic: Pyridoxine hydrochloride

Vitamin B9
Natural: Yeast, folate, liver
Synthetic:  Pteroylglutamic acid , folic acid

Vitamin B12
Natural: Fermented foods, liver
Synthetic:  Cyanocobalamin

Vitamin C
Natural: Citrus fruit , rose hips , acerola berries, amla berries , camu camu berries
Synthetic: Ascorbic acid

Vitamin D
Natural: Fish oils
Synthetic:  Ergosteral , vitamin D2, calciferol

Vitamin E
Natural: Wheat germ oil, tocopherol, Vegetable oil, alpha-tocopherol
Synthetic:  dl-alpha tocopherol ( the dl or d form of any vitamin is synthetic) .

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