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Anemia - How much liquid B complex?

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I have posted about Dusty in the last few pages of the CRF sticky thread. She is also anemic and the vet said to give her some B complex. I've found it in liquid form at my compounding pharmacy (no script needed) but I don't know how much or how often I should give it to her.

This liquid is for humans, but vet said it can be used for cats too.

From the label, each 1.0cc dose:

Folic Acid - 400 mcg
B2 - 1.7 mg.
B3 - 20 mg
B6 - 2.0 mg
B12 - 1,000 mg
B5 - 30 mg

Can anyone tell me how much and how often? She weighs 6.4 lbs.
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My vet has recommended supplements in the past and he had a veterinary book that he looked up how much to give per the weight. Your vet should have knowledge of the amount to give.

You might ask the compound pharmacy if they can tell you the dosage per the weight. Then again, my pharmacy has referred me back to the vet for dosage.

What did the vet say when he told you to use it?
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Actually, B complex vitamins are water soluable. They do not build up in the body, and any excess will be eliminated in the urine.

Here's a great link that discusses all the different varieties of B complex vitamins, administration, dosage, etc.

I supplement Cleo with JARROW FORMULAS B-RIGHT. I open the huge capsules and fill my own #3 gelcaps with the powder. I give Cleo one daily (I think it equals out to about 1/4 of the B-Right capsule.) I used to give her PET TINIC, which is an over the counter pet B vitamin liquid, 1 1/2 cc/day (she hated it!) She's very easy to pill, and it's been much less of a struggle since switching to the Jarrow B-Right.
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