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What is the proper zinc citrate dosage for a 90 pound dog

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What is the proper zinc citrate dosage for a 90 pound dog?
Submitted: 7 years ago via PetPlace.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 7 years ago.

Hi. I'm Dr. Lee and will do my best to help.

 

What are you using zinc for? What disease are you trying to use it for?

How much elemental zinc is in your zinc citrate?


Thanks.

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Zinc citrate is used to aid in reduced liver function and to boost the immune system in dogs, in cases of auto-immune problems such as Pemphigus. Zinc citrate comes in various doses such as 50 mg.

Expert:  VetBeth replied 7 years ago.

As a dietary supplement, the dose for a 90lb dog would be 30mg zinc citrate per day.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
The zinc is to be used to aid in an animal with an auto-immune problem (Pemphigus) and not as a dietary supplement.
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 7 years ago.

For use in zinc-responsive dermatoses in a 90 pound dog, you will need to use 80 to 100 mg of zinc per day.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

 

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