Did you know Vitamin D Deficiency is associated with a variety of health problems in dogs and cats?

Vitamin D deficiency

by Dr. Selmer, Long Island Veterinary Specialists

Studies have shown that if Vitamin D deficiency occurs below a certain threshold it could lead to many diseases: 

List of Diseases Due To  Vitamin D deficiency

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Dental Disease
  • Itching related to allergies
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • The risk of cancer increases to almost 4x
  • The risk of cardiovascular events is increased 2.6x

The good news is that we can test and treat for Vitamin D Deficiency with a simple blood test. To help lower your pets’ risk to these problems or to improve the outcome for your pet if he/or she is suffering from one of these chronic conditions, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian for your pet’s Vitamin D testing. All you need to do is call and book your appointment today! Let them know you heard about it thanks to The Pet Gazette.

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