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Hello, I have a small rescue female dog (weighs about 5 lbs.)  I had wanted to wait to have her spayed to make sure she hadn't ALREADY been spayed at some time and avoid causing the stress of an unnecessary operation.  SO, she's in her second day of estrus. I plan to have her spayed after the estrus stops.  Meanwhile, I have read that a dosage of chlorophyll tablets may be helpful in masking her hormonal "come-hither" scent.  Have looked and looked for what the dose should be for a small dog, but haven't found anything.  Don't want to OD her! I have gelcaps of 50mg strength. What do you recommend?  Thanks!  Jan

Hi Jan,

I've never had or know of anyone who had done this for that reason but it sure may help. As for dosing, there's a general rule of thumb people use for giving dogs supplements. You use a 100lb dog for a standard human dose.

So a 50lb dog would get half a human dose and so on. So your little girl would get a very small amount.

You would probably be best off if you can find a holistic vet in your area or online to ask. Your regular vet will have no training in supplement or nutrition. The holistic vet will. They would be able to tell you if this works and at what dose you need to give.

If there is any nutrition advice I can help with, that is my specialty. If you want help with that, just respond back to this question and let me know everything that's in her diet now, including brand names. I'll be happy to give you an opinion and some recommendations if you need them.

Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.



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