is an unusually complete and comprehensive vitamin/mineral/protein supplement specifically formulated for dogs.
|5 grams (one level measure) of CANI-VIT contains:
Commercial dog foods may not always cater for every dog’s nutritional needs. Cani-Vit
was formulated with this principle in mind. It contains vitamins and minerals present at levels recommended by leading authorities. ‘·2
Vitamin E is present at a high level ( I 5iu per 5g dose). Selenium is an essential nutrient. It has been reported to protect against lead, cadmium and mercury poisoning . Selenium deficiency in dogs can lead to-degeneration of skeletal and cardiac muscle . Other effects of deficiency include reproductive disorders and oedema.
Few pet nutritional supplements contain selenium ; in Cani-Vit
it is present at the generally recommended level of 10 micrograms per 5g dose.
High dietary calcium content or a vegetable protein-based diet (e.g. dry dog foods which are largely soya) can dramatically increase the zinc requirement of the dog. A study’ reported signs of zinc deficiency in dogs receiving cereal-based dry diets which contained zinc levels that were actually above the NRC minimum requirement (due to a reduction in bioavailability of the zinc because of the presence of phytic acid in the food). The link between zinc and skin and coat condition makes this trace element particularly crucial for the animal.
Zinc is relatively non-toxic and at 10mg per 5g dose Cani-Vit
contains more zinc than most other pet nutritional supplements .
The Calcium/Phosphorus ratio of Cani-Vit
at 1:1 is in the generally accepted optimum range for dogs and the calcium is easily assimilated.
also contains a large amount (30%) of high-grade protein and its base of real liver and real cheese enhances palatability.
Given daily, mixed in or sprinkled over food.
Adult dogs: one to three level 5g measures, depending on size of dog. Puppies : half to one level measure
250g jar, 5kg bucket (5g measure included)
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
V10326 Act 36/1947
- N RC ( 1985) Nutrient requirements of Dogs, Report National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences , Washington , USA
- Dog and Cat Nutrition , Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, Pergamon Press 1998
- Van den Broek AHM, Thoday KL 1986: Skin diseases in dogs associated with zinc deficiency: a report of five cases. J. Small Anim. Pract. 27, 313-323