Treatment Name: L-carnitine (carnitine)

Treatment Type: Herbal and Nutritional Supplements

Rated for: Alaskan Husky / Afghan Hound Mix

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Amino acid that keeps the heart strong

DVM Ivana Vukasinovic



Posted Jul. 12, 2018

L-Carnitine is amino acid known to help the hearth strong. Some breeds are predisposed to dilated cardiomyopathy and this condition is directly linked to carnitine deficiency. Normal diet has adequate levels of carnitine, but additional carnitine may improve heart function. You can give as much as 500 mg to a small dog, 1,000 mg to a medium dog and 2,000 mg to a large dog, twice a day, though less is OK (this supplement is expensive). You should avoid synthetic forms, while combination of L-carnitine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine may work very good.

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