Vitamin B12 Capsules with Intrinsic Factor are the perfect solution for supplementing Vitamin B12 to your dogs and cats.
The recommended usage is 1 capsule per 25kg body weight per day. This can be reduced when the levels are back in the healthy range.
Each Capsule contains:
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) – 1000mcg
Folate (as Folic Acid) – 800mcg
When should you get your pet’s B12 levels checked?
Vitamin B12 is unusual in that it can’t be directly absorbed through the digestive system. It first needs to bind to a protein, intrinsic factor (IF). When IF is absent, or not produced in sufficient amounts, the vitamin will pass straight through the gut causing the vitamin B12 levels to gradually decrease.
Intrinsic Factor is a naturally occurring glycoprotein which is found in most mammals, if the natural levels are too low then food needs to be supplemented to aid with the absorption of vitamin B12
When IF is not present, B12 has to be injected directly into the bloodstream because usual B12 food supplements do not contain intrinsic factor. Vitamin B12 Capsules are a great way to remove the stress of injections.