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Factors that may change serum vitamin D values in healthy dogs

Vitamin D might play a role in erythropoiesis and leukocyte response as well as energy metabolism in dogs.

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, byGiulia Pignataro
The importance of vitamin D supplementation in the diet has been known since the beginning of the last century, studies on carnivores have shown that dogs and cats need higher amounts of vitamin D than other mammals; moreover, it has been assumed that the dogs’ skin is inefficient in producing vitamin D through ultraviolet radiation. As a result, these animals depend solely on their diet to get the vitamin D they need. There is still not enough information on the relationship between vitamin D and the dog’s environment. One 2022 study of the Iranian Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was aimed at determining the baseline value...
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