Also known as: Vitamin PP, nicotinic acid, Nicotinamide

Niacin helps prevent pellagra, a serious disease combining signs of skin, digestive, psychic and haematological disorders. In dogs and cats it contributes to skin health and a hair sheen.

A little background information

Vitamin PP is so named because it prevents pellagra in humans. Pellagra is a disease that makes the skin rough. A niacin deficiency in dogs causes dermatitis around the abdomen and the hindlegs, which may appear when the food is low on animal ingredients and group B vitamin supplements.

Their role in the body

The activation of niacin helps the body complete all the oxidoreduction reactions that are essential to the production of energy from fats and sugars.

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