Re: [FH] The use of CoEnzyme Q10
- Hi Brice,
In a message dated 5/30/06 7:05:34 PM, bricewillis@... writes:
> I am considering starting my HCM cat on CoEnzyme Q10 and am wonderingDosage can vary...but a typical cat dose is about 30mg/day.
> about dosage and form for administration.
> Can I purchase this at aYes. Q10 comes in two forms: dry powder and softgels, which have the nutrient
> regular human drug store
in an oil base (which helps absorption, but you can achieve the same thing by
feeding at the same time you give the Q10. Most canned cat foods have a good
quantity of fat). The powder is generally less expensive. I stick with the
more reputable brands, as they generally have fewer additives (eg Country Life,
Source Naturals, Solgar, Jarrow). I buy a large mg amt (like 100)...so I can
give a small volume for the cat dose. With the powder, you just open the cap,
sprinkle out what you want, then reclose the cap.
> and sprinkle the capsule on his food?That depends on the cat. Some cats don't mind the taste, some do...and you
don't want to do anything to put the cat off a meal. So...a safe way to try it
out is to mix the Q10 in a small amt of meal food that you give separately from
the meal itself. Or you can mix it in some treat the cat enjoys, eg pure-meat
baby food or goat-milk yoghurt, then feed a meal.
> IsNot as far as I'm concerned (just my opinion). Softgels cost more for the
> there a preferable form for administration?
convenience of having the fat already provided...and then the mfrs can gush about
increased absorption (in humans). We don't know that much about cats.
> Are there any drugs forIt may reduce the need for enalapril (in humans). // Rosemary
> which CoEnzyme Q10 may be contra-indicated for use with?
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