Question: I have a dog who is getting older and wanted to know if vitamins would be of benefit and how much should a dog take in relation to humans.
Answer: Many dog owners like to give vitamins and herbs to their pets. It is difficult to know the proper dosages for a dog. One option is to use a weight ratio compared to humans. For instance, if you weigh 150 pounds and your dog weighs 50 pounds, the dosage for your dog would be a third of your dosage. Nutritional supplements for pets are sold at many stores, but not enough research has been done to determine whether some of these products are appropriate for your pet. Some companies may place products for sale without much thinking into product development and may provide a dosage on the label that could be too low or too high.