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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is derived mainly from carotene found in plants, but is also present in liver, fish liver oils, and dairy products. Dogs can easily convert carotene into usable vitamin A in the intestines. A is one of the fat soluble vitamins meaning it is stored in the fat cells of the body primarily in the liver. Therefore over supplementing with fish liver oils or feeding diets rich in liver can lead to toxicity, although it is rare. Deficiencies in A however are more common and can lead to night blindness,ovulation problems in females, sterility in males, inferior skin and coat and delayed growth. Insufficient amounts of A in pregnant bitches has been linked to cleft palates in their offspring. Newborns cannot store Vitamin A, but colostrum is very rich in A and there after it is important for healthy development during the growth period.

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