Don't be afraid to push the cat to bowel tolerance if giving vitamin C orally. The best type of vitamin C for pushing to bowel tolerance would be a pure sodium ascorbate powder (no other vitamins) mixed into the cat's wet food with liver powder to help flavor it. Increase the amount daily until the cat has loose stool, then back down and try again until the cat consistently has diarrhea at a certain level. Just below that level would be bowel tolerance.
For those of you who may be concerned about all the negative propaganda surrounding the use of high levels of vitamin C, don't be. It is completely and totally benign and nontoxic at any level and will not harm your cat. Cats (and dogs) make only 40 mg per kilogram of body weight per day, whereas a mouse makes 275. Based on this it is easy to see why cats and dogs succumb to so much viral disease, infection and cancer and other animals do not. The difference in the amount they make is likely due to the high level of domestication of cats and dogs compared to their wild ancestors and also the poor quality of food that they are reduced to eating. Remember to try to spread the dosing out to a couple of times a day, as animals usually make vitamin C 24/7 in the liver. Again, do not be afraid to give your cat vitamin C to bowel tolerance, for you will see the most benefit and healing at the highest possible dosing. Intravenous is best, followed by subcutaneous or intramuscular injections, followed by oral. The Injections sting a little and the cats are not crazy about them but faster healing will be seen with this administration over the oral dosing. However, however you can get it into the cat, the key is using enough, starting immediately, and being consistent. Sally Snyder Jewell Tower Laboratories Corporation _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org