vitamin c or ascorbic acid for my sick dog

@Cutie18f (9563)
Philippines
February 3, 2013 8:38am CST
One of my dogs, Randy, is the hunter type of dog. He would chase frogs, chickens, or whatever it is that suits his fancy. That is why he gets sick. At the first instance I notice that he's sick, like he's not eating or not interested in the food I give them, I don't wait for it to get worse. I would get two tablets of vitamin c, turn it into powder, add a little water and let them drink it. It always works. A few minutes after giving the vitamin c, they'd get better and start eating. I am always thankful that this vitamin works with them.
3 responses
• United States
4 Feb 13
I always heaard you wern't supposed to give animals human meds. i think you are staking a chance with your dogs life, especially if he is a good dog. lizards are especially not good for cats, maybe not for dogs either. maybe you could be a vet on the side when you have time joe
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
I heard otherwise, Cox. They say what is good for humans would also be good for your pet dogs. I am confused.
• United States
7 Feb 13
Before giving i would consult a vet. i was told dont do it.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 13
I am glad you have found something that works my friend, I hate seeing my beloved pets sick, they can't exactly tell you what is wrong with them, but you know they are ill when they don't want to eat or they are not as lively as usual. I hope he doesn't kill the frogs, I love frogs, I used to rescue them from the clutches of my cats, they would bring them in, mostly alive, I would catch them and put them in an aquarium then I would drive off to the nearest water reserve and set them free. If I let them go in the back, the cats would only find them again!
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
Randy is just too playful. He'd chase these frogs like they're trying to play with him and he probably got sick because of this activity.
@louievill (19300)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
Vitamin c for dogs should be given via calcium ascorbate instead of in ascorbic acid form, to learn more why http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/vitamin-c-for-dogs.html
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
Oh. Thanks for the link Louie. I will look into it.