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Vitamin D study on pet dogs' health by Edinburgh scientists

Dogs need vit D too - get plenty of walks this summer

Pet dogs are being used in a research project to look at the effects of vitamin D on their health.

In the first of the studies, vets are assessing dogs that have had surgery to repair damage to their knee ligaments.

Edinburgh University's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies aims to improve health outcomes for pets receiving veterinary care.

The team will explore whether dogs can also produce vitamin D in their skin after exposure to the sun.

Previous studies have shown that animals with lower levels of vitamin D in their blood often show signs of increased inflammation.

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