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PRO-VITB - Vitamin B Complex 

Provet Data Sheet/Technical Briefing

(Scientific References are numbered in brackets)

V : 14.06.04

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Description

The Vitamin B complex is a group of water-soluble vitamins that are important, essential dietary constituents for dogs and cats.  (1,2). Very little soluble vitamin B is stored in the body, and so daily intake in food is needed, although some (e.g. Folate) can be synthesised in the gut lumen by bacteria. (4) These vitamins are components of enzymes and co-enzymes and so they are important for many normal biochemical and physiological functions


PRO-VITB Product Presentation

Provet's PRO-VITB vitamin B complex nutritional supplements are presented as crushable, soluble tablets, containing the daily minimum requirements of B complex Vitamins in the correct ratios, with separate formulations for cats and dogs.

These Provet vitamin B complex supplements do not contain phosphorus

Cats : One tablet/4kg body weight/day

DogsOne tablet /10kg body weight/day  


Uses for Vitamin B Supplements

The Vitamin B complex has many important roles in the body including :

Vitamin B supplementation is recommended as a nutritional aid in the maintenance of all the above .


Recommended Feeding Rates

Cats:

Minimum Requirement:

For a 4kg cat the minimum requirements are (2):  

Thiamin  320 micrograms
Riboflavin  256 micrograms
Pantothenic acid 320 micrograms
Niacin  2560 micrograms
Pyridoxine 256 micrograms
Folic acid 51.2 micrograms
Biotin     4.48 micrograms
Vitamin B12  1.28 micrograms

Dogs:

Minimum requirement:

For dogs the minimum requirements per 10kg body weight are (1)

Thiamine   200 micrograms
Riboflavin  500 micrograms
Pantothenic acid 2000 micrograms
Niacin 2250 micrograms
Pyridoxine 220 micrograms
Folic acid  40 micrograms
Biotin    22.5 micrograms
Vitamin B12 5 micrograms

 

Feeding recommendations for PRO-VITB

Cats : One tablet per 4 kg body weight per day

Dogs : One tablet per 10 kg body weight per day


Contraindications, Warnings etc

Keep out of the reach of children

Use as advised by your veterinarian

Nutritional supplement for animal use only  

Soluble B vitamins are relatively safe and non-toxic when administered by the oral route to cats and dogs and excess intake is eliminated mainly via the urine:

Biotin Toxicity not reported.
Cobalamin Toxicity not reported 
Folate Toxicity not reported
Niacin Toxicity - in dogs 2g/day (133-145mg/kg body weight) of nicotinic acid produced bloody faeces, convulsions and death
Riboflavin  Toxicity not reported
Pantothenic acid  Toxicity not reported
Pyridoxine Toxicity at doses well in excess of 1g per kg body weight per day. Signs include ataxia, loss of balance, muscle weakness (similar to signs of deficiency)
Thiamin Toxicity not reported

Precautions

Store in a cool dry place

Use as directed by your veterinarian

Nutritional supplement for animal use only


Legal Category

Nutritional supplement


Package Sizes

Bottle of 30 x PRO-VITB Tablets (Feline)

Bottle of 60 x PRO-VITB Tablets (Canine)


Scientific References

1.      Nutrient Requirements of Dogs (1985) National Research Council, Washington DC, Academic Press

2.      Nutrient Requirements of Cats (1986) National Research Council Washington DC, Academic Press p13-15

3.      Hand M et al. (2000) Small Animal Clinical Nutrition 4e Mark Morris Institute, Topeka, Kansas p87-93

 

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