CoQ10 for Dogs - Paws Right Here

Our three older dogs -- two Silkies 13yrs & 1 Sheltie 12yrs -- have really 'perked' up after starting this product. Their vet commented that their yearly physical was better than the year before. Just an overall improvement in energy which is what CoQ10 aids in ATP -- energy at the cell level.

As a general guideline, recommended dosage of CoQ10 for dogs is 1 mg per pound of body weight once daily.

The standard dosage for dogs is 30 mg for each 20 lbs body weight twice daily, most dogs should receive 100-300 mg as a daily dose. I dose my dogs every other day as they do get CoQ10 in their diet in the form of fish oils and sardines.

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Benefits of CoQ-10 for Dogs: Know that Ubiquinol is preferred. It’s more easily adsorbed by your dog’s system compared to the non-reduced form known as Ubiquinone. The following video is worth watching.

Others may have a different views about CoQ10. Yet another reason why you should talk with a veterinarian.

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In general, 30mg-50mg per day is sufficient. The biggest factor is your dog’s weight. An advantage of securing a top quality canine-formulated CoQ10 product is that it’s already dosed for four-legged friends.

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Manufacturer’s dog supplement description: “A Coenzyme Q10 formula for cats and dogs to support cardiovascular and periodontal health. CoQ10 can support the cellular energy necessary for heart health (ailing hearts are often deficient in CoQ10) and helps carbohydrate metabolism support blood sugar balance, and gum health (deficiencies of CoQ10 have been linked to poor gum health).”CoQ10 supplementation for dogs has also been recommended on various web-sites for treatment or prevention of age-related cognitive dysfunction, reduced immune system functionality and kidney disease.CoQ10’s most frequent use as an ingredient in supplements for dogs is for congestive heart failure, however, ongoing research suggests it may also be useful for other types of heart problems (e.g. cardiomyopathy) and for a wide variety of related illnesses (e.g. high blood pressure).Statins have been suggested to protect against Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Recently, however, we reported that aged dogs that underwent chronic statin treatment exhibited cognitive deficits compared with age matched controls. In human studies, blood levels of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) decrease with statin use. CoQ10 is important for proper mitochondrial function and is a powerful antioxidant, two important factors for cognitive health in aging. Thus, the current study tested the hypothesis that CoQ10 levels in the serum and/or parietal cortex are decreased in statin treated dogs and are associated with poorer cognition. Six aged beagles (>8 years) were administered 80 mg/day of atorvastatin for 14.5 months and compared with placebo-treated animals. As predicted, serum CoQ10 was significantly lower in statin-treated dogs. Parietal cortex CoQ10 was not different between the two groups. However, poorer cognition was correlated with lower parietal cortex CoQ10. This study in dogs suggests that serum CoQ10 is reduced with atorvastatin treatment. CoQ10 levels in brain may linked to impaired cognition in response to atorvastatin, in agreement with previous reports that statins may have a negative impact on cognition in the elderly.