Opinion on B12 brands

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Hi all!
So, I wanted to get thoughts on a few different B12 supplements. For the past year, I've been giving Zobaline to both my anemic/IBD kitty and my diabetic kitty. However in talking with the vet, she mentioned less expensive formulas. The one she mentioned was Nutramax Cobalequin.
I know these two are different formulations of the same supplement, but not sure if anyone here has a preference for one of the other and why? I don't mind switching brands/formulations, I just am a curious cat. 😉
 

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Hi!
You're needing just the B12 right, not the B complex (all the b vitamins)
 

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I use cobalequin for my cat. They are cut for her dosage. No flavor so I dip it in tiki sticks and give by hand or crush and mix in some of the Tiki stick to make sure she gets. Also can use churu tubes
 

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Zobaline is methylcobalamin. Nutramax Cobalequin is cyanocobalamin. Both are B12 but the methylcobalamin is a more natural form while the cyanocobalamine is synthetic. I guess which type to use is preference. If your vet suggests the Nutramax, then maybe give it a try.

Does the vet have a reason why the IBD cat isn't getting B12 injections? Most IBD cats get that.
 
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Does the vet have a reason why the IBD cat isn't getting B12 injections? Most IBD cats get that.
Thanks! Well to be honest, there's a few reasons. To have her see both cats once a month and get B12 shots would be around $250. I also can't obtain the B12 to administer myself. Lastly, the IBD cat also has IMHA so she gets bloodwork pretty often and hates needles lol. So I was talking with the vet on the most viable option for both of them. ☺
 

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I give B12 injections monthly to my cat at home. I get the B12 from the vet hospital's in house pharmacy. It was $32 for four 1ml bottles the last time I needed a refill. I use 31 gauge needles so my cat doesn't notice the poke. But totally understand if your vet has a different plan of treatment for your cat :)
 
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