Injection process and steps:
Tenting the skin:
Lift the skin up and determine the best place to inject the medication – here’s a visual:
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Just like humans benefit from taking the right vitamins when they need them, so do dogs. We recently traveled with all the dogs to Colorado and the dogs were going to experience the altitude for the first time. Dogs can get altitude sickness just like humans can. I get altitude sickness! Guess what I take to overcome it? I load up on B12!
B12 supports brain and gastrointestinal tract functioning in a dog. Mylah’s body is missing important enzymes that affect her gastrointestinal tract and brain function and therefore causes a deficiency in B12 and it shows in the form of weight loss, fur loss, etc.
Now, Mylah is a complicated case because she has diabetes on top of EPI and IBD so for her B12 isn’t going to solve every problem. But it sure helps. Dogs who have these issues and aren’t supported with B12 can have a very poor prognosis. We give Mylah an injection of B12 every week to help her little body function better. Your veterinarian will prescribe the dosage for your dog.
If your dog is having issues with lethargy or anything I listed above, B12 might be a good solution. Consult with your vet and they can send you home with the B12 injections for your dog. Giving the injections is pretty easy too – I give the injection right under the skin in the thigh area.