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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

How Rickets Affect Your Dog - Why Do Animals Get Rickets?

Do you know why animals get rickets? Rickets is a deficiency of vitamin D. They get it from not having enough vitamin D in their diet. It could also be a deficiency in phosphorus, calcium or simply that the animal is not getting enough sunlight.

Rickets have the same causes in dogs as they do in humans. Diet is very important to your pet. Try adding Cod Liver Oil to meals daily and make sure your dog gets plenty of sunshine. There are cases where this treatment helped tremendously!

If you dog has rickets they must be under a veterinarian's care immediately and receive treatment to prevent permanent bone deformities.

For more information on rickets, please read: How to Treat Rickets in Dogs



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