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    I've been reading the benefits of giving your dog a daily dose of vitamin E (about 200 IU for a cavalier) but can't seem to find anywhere to buy it?? I always hear it is not safe to give human vitamins to dogs, but I keep doing a search for "Order vitamin E for dogs" online and nothing comes up! Any ideas? I am also giving my 2 year old cavalier a daily vitamin of 30mg of CQ10. I'm just wanting to start early prevention. Thanks!
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    I don't know where you're based, but Dorwest Herbs do this

    http://www.dorwest.com/Catalogue/Die...erm-Oil-LIQUID

    and from my reading online cold pressed vegetable oils such as safflower and wheatgerm are a good source of vitamin E

    You may find that it is contained in a multi-vitamin rather than on its own.

    Edited to add: I googled "vitamin E for dogs" and came up with some articles about the benefits, and eventually some companies that sell it as part of a multi-vit complex.

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    Hi
    I have been giving the girls vit e daily for many
    Years bought two tubs last week from Holland and
    Battery for 18 pounds i think they were 200 mu and
    250 per bottle will check when I get home.
    Brian M

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    Denes have all the canine vitamins you might need. They used to sell them in most health food shops, but I have always used the ones for humans and none of my dogs have shown any ill effects

    Vitamin e, 200 i.u. are on the shelves at Tesco and I think Wilkinson's have them too. Vitamin e is said to be really good in keeping hearts healthy, as is Evening Primrose Oil, but a tinned sardine or two added to the food once or twice a week will do just as well.

    I have recently purchased vitamins for both the dogs and myself from ZipVit (just google it). They are packed in plastic zipped bags, hence the name and very competitively priced.
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    Thanks for all the replys! I'm actually located in the US (although I am familiar with the stores and brands you mentioned as I have alot of family in the UK and have visited often!) and I do see various multivitamins that have vitamin E but its always a minimal amount (like 5 or 15 IU). I have found a few sources for human vitamin E 200IU at a few stores near me. Most of them say it's derived from soybean oil. Is this ok? thanks again
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    It's completely untrue that you can't give "human" vitamins/supplements to dogs. Vitamins are vitamins - I've used "human" supplements/vitamins for dogs for 25 years. Human products generally are much less expensive and have much better quality control than canine products.

    I use Puritan's Pride (order from their internet site) for supplements/vitamins for all of my dogs and for myself. I spent a good bit of time researching companies in relation to their quality control - published assays of their products - since there is no FDA control of supplements/vitamins. In other words - do the products contain what the labels state that they contain.

    I get Co-Q10, 200 IU vitamin E (be sure to use natural and not synthetic vitamin E), omega 3 fish oil capsules and glucosamine/chondroitin products from Puritan's Pride. I don't like "combination" products for the reasons that you stated - most have way too little amount of what you want to give, and they contain other items that you don't want to give. Combination products combine a little bit of everything along with the proverbial "kitchen sink."

    Similarly, we use "human" medications for dogs - I purchase almost all prescription medications for the dogs at human pharmacies for the same reasons as above - much cheaper and better quality control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat View Post
    It's completely untrue that you can't give "human" vitamins/supplements to dogs. Vitamins are vitamins - I've used "human" supplements/vitamins for dogs for 25 years. Human products generally are much less expensive and have much better quality control than canine products.

    I use Puritan's Pride (order from their internet site) for supplements/vitamins for all of my dogs and for myself. I spent a good bit of time researching companies in relation to their quality control - published assays of their products - since there is no FDA control of supplements/vitamins. In other words - do the products contain what the labels state that they contain.

    I get Co-Q10, 200 IU vitamin E (be sure to use natural and not synthetic vitamin E), omega 3 fish oil capsules and glucosamine/chondroitin products from Puritan's Pride. I don't like "combination" products for the reasons that you stated - most have way too little amount of what you want to give, and they contain other items that you don't want to give. Combination products combine a little bit of everything along with the proverbial "kitchen sink."

    Similarly, we use "human" medications for dogs - I purchase almost all prescription medications for the dogs at human pharmacies for the same reasons as above - much cheaper and better quality control.

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    Excellent! That is very helpful, thanks so much for that information
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    Hello Pat

    Thanks for the advice and link .Any thoughts on Taurine as a supplement .
    Brian M

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