Often asked: Can Cats Take B12?

Cats cannot produce their own B12. Cats obtain the vitamin through their diet, and most commercial cat foods provide sufficient amounts of B12 for a healthy cat.

How much B12 should I give my cat?

Dosage and Administration Dogs and Cats: 0.25 to 0.5 mL. Suggested dosage may be repeated at 1 to 2 week intervals, as indicated by condition and response.

How long does it take for B12 to work in cats?

How quickly does cyanocobalamin work? Cyanocobalamin can take several weeks of treatment before improvement is seen.

Does B12 help with anemia in cats?

Vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may be prescribed for cats whose megaloblastic anemia is caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency. If a drug used to treat another disease has caused megaloblastic anemia, your vet will recommend that you stop administering the medication.

Can you give too much B12 to a cat?

Cobalamin injections are extremely safe. Any “extra” is simply excreted out of a cat’s body through the urine.

Is B12 good for cats with kidney disease?

Daily supplementation with Salmon/Pollock Oil or Primal Sardine Grind is recommended. Cats with CKD may suffer from vitamin deficiencies—particularly B12, a water-soluble vitamin that is lost through urine. Lack of B12 can cause reduced appetite, lethargy and eventually anemia (lack of red blood cells.)

What are the side effects of vitamin B12 injections?

Injectable vitamin B-12, which is used to treat significant deficiencies, can cause the following side effects:

  • mild diarrhea.
  • itching.
  • skin rash.
  • headache.
  • dizziness.
  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • pulmonary edema and congestive heart failure early in treatment.
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How do you administer vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 injections can be administered as an intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. The difference between the two is that intramuscular injections are inserted into the muscle, and subcutaneous injections are inserted just below the skin.

Is vet grade B12 safe for humans?

5.0 out of 5 stars Good for human use too. Works good for diy b12 injections. It’s vet rated, so it’s sanitary for such. It is supposed to be red, which startled me at first.

Can you overdose on B12?

You cannot overdose on vitamin B12 because any excess you simply pee out. If you get b12 shots, you may experience side effects like dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. It is possible to have elevated B12 levels in blood tests, which may indicate cancer or diabetes.

Can I give my dog B12 vitamins?

Working the B12 vitamin into your dog’s diet will help prevent diseases such as exocrine pancreatic deficiency (EPI), which impairs your dog’s pancreas from producing the required enzymes for food digestion.

Can I inject B12 at home?

The easiest site when self-administering an IM injection is the middle third of the vastus lateralis muscle of the thigh. Other options include the deltoid muscle of the upper arm and the dorsogluteal site on the bottom. This maybe useful if you have a carer or a family member willing to administer your injection.