Comparison of oral vs. subcutaneous cobalamin supplementation in dogs and cats with cobalamin deficiency

Aim of Study

Compare the efficacy of oral vs. subcutaneous cobalamin supplementation in dogs and cats with cobalamin deficiency.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Dogs and cats with
    • Low serum cobalamin concentration (dogs: 98 - 250 ng/L, cats: 98 – 289 ng/L)
    • Normal serum PLI concentration (Dogs: ≤ 200 µg/L, Cats: ≤ 3.5 µg/L)
  • Patients must not have any severe systemic disease (e.g.; acute kidney disease or neoplasia)

Benefits:

  • Complimentary cobalamin for either oral or injectable administration
  • Complimentary GI panels, complete blood counts, and serum chemistry profiles
  • $50 owner compensation at the first visit and $100 upon completion
  • Free overnight shipping

Enrollment

Is based on the results of a complete GI panel (i.e., serum concentrations of cobalamin, folate, TLI, and PLI), complete blood count, and serum chemistry profile.

More Information

Please contact Dr. Chee-Hoon Chang at chchang@cvm.tamu.edu