Fifi, medium poodle (FCI)
Since my dog definitely no longer wants to even come near any fish, her vitamin D intake has been pretty much zero for some time now (she is on a homecooked diet). So I guess I have no other choice but to give her a supplement. She has around 800 kcal/day and according to the NRC guidelines the maximum vitamin D amount per day for that amount of calories is 16 mcg (640 IU). Vitamin D supplements for dogs are not available in Serbia. There are only multi-vitamin or calcium/vit D formulations. However I am taking a supplement (actully it is a regulated drug and can be presribed by a doctor) called Vigantol drops. One drop equals 500 IU. Ingredients are: Cholecalciferol (vit D3), medium chain triglycerides. I was thinking of giving her one drop/day. Is that fine? Or perhaps one drop every other day?