Frequently asked questions about Vit'i5 supplement

Find the most frequently asked questions from our customers about Vit'i5 range: the new products in the range, their composition, their use and their acceptance by your animal. You will also find the answers to your questions about product delivery.

New Vit'i5 range

Discover the new Vit'i5 range

New range of Vit'i5 supplements

Vit'i5 range of mineral and vitamin supplements has evolved to better meet the needs of carnivores (dogs, cats, ferrets) who are fed a only or partly with a homemade diet.

Same ingredients, same yeast, same smell and tolerance and same DOSAE (in grams / ml), discover the new presentations:

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Vit’i5 ORANGE 

(available in 250g and 600g)

replaces Vit’i5 Little et Canine Ca:P=3  for cats and dogs exclusively fed a homemade diet
(meat or fish + Vit’i5®™ + oil + vegetables +/- rice)

> for puppies and kittens
> for females in gestation/lactation
> healthy dogs/cats up to 8 yr-old

Indicative adult dose : 1 scoop of 5 ml for 100 to 150g of muscle meat or fish filet

Available in : 250g /600g


viti5 Bleu

Vit’i5 BLEU

(available in 250g and 600g)

without PHOSPHORUS, replaces Vit’i5 Little et Canine Ca for cats and dogs exclusively fed a homemade diet
(meat or fish + Vit’i5®™ + oil + vegetables +/- rice)

> healthy dogs/cats over 8 yr-old and at any age when restriction in phosphorus and minerals is required (urolithiasis, renal failure)

Indicative adult dose : 1 scoop of 5 ml for 100-150g of muscle meat or fish filet

Available in : 250g / 600g


viti5 Rouge

Vit’i5 ROUGE

(available in 250g and 600g)

Kibble in the morning and homemade diet in the evening ?

Kibble / Canned food + muscle meat or fish filet?

For dogs and cats fed a mixed diet, there's now a dedicated product, available in two jars formats (250g and 600g ) : Vit’i5 ROUGE without added phosphorus, can be used at any age.

Indicative adult dose : 1 scoop of 5 ml for 100 to 150g of muscle meat or fish filet

Available in : 250g / 600g


viti5 Furet

Vit’i5 FURET

(available in 250g)

To balance the diet of Ferets fed fresh food

at any age, when fed fresh food (muscle meat or fish filet + Vit’i5® + Canola oil + Wheat bran)

Vit’i5 FURET (disponible  250g )


I gave Vit'i5 Canine Ca:P=3, what should I give now?

Vit'i5 Orange (600g) suits cats and dogs and now replaces the reference Vit'i5 Canine Ca:P=3. Find out more about the new vit'i5 range

Vit'i5 composition

Question about the yeast in Vit'i5

Do vitamins only come from yeast in Vit'i5 ?

No, vitamins displayed in the product label are added, the brewer's yeast is only a natural basis which also appears to be palatable. Brewer's yeast contains vitamin B, besides thoses written in the product label (but no vitamin B exces is possible).

On the samed topic, read Géraldine Blanchard article about yeast (in French) :

New yeast in Vit'i5 range

What about brewer's yeast for kidney failure

Question about Color or Smell

Color or odor slightly changed since last time I bought the same product

There are no flavour nor coloring added to Vit'i5. Besides minerals, vitamins and trace elements, there is only brewer's yeast added. Yeast is generally appreciated by cats and dogs.

Despite our efforts, it is really difficult to have a constant and identical brewer's yeast (it remains a natural product) and it can have a slightly different odor or color for each manufacturing batch.

Question about taurine

Does the taurine contained in Vit'i5 induce a risk for my dog ?

No, the dog is able to synthesize it naturally and absorbs it when consuming meat (dose depending to the cooking). There is no risk of overdose.
The reported risk for humans is linked to the absorption of energy drinks and comes mainly from caffeine, which is also problematic in dogs and cats.

On the samed topic, read Géraldine Blanchard article about taurine and caféine (in French) :

What is taurine ?

What sources of calcium and phosphorus? why add any ?

Calcium is calcium carbonate, phosphorus is dicalcium phosphate

calcium....a salt which does not increase the postprandial production of parathyroid hormone as sodium or potassium salts do ...

We add the two, in Ca / P ratio = 3 to cover the needs without excess, and keep the final household ration a Ca / P ratio between 1 and 2, since the other components of the diet (meat, oil, vegetables, starches) provide phosphorus (enough for an older dog or cat, but not enough for a younger one or during reproduction) and hardly any calcium.

To be read on the same topic, Dr Vet Géraldine Blanchard's articles on nutritional requirements for cats and dogs

Calcium and Phosphorus

Cat's calcium requirement

Dog's calcium requirement

How much yogurt or chesse to cover a dog's need in calcium ?

Vit'i5 distribution

Question about Vit'i5 acceptance

My pet is not eating well his home made diet BUT not when I add the powder...

  •  The way to intoduce Vit'i5 is major: when used to a taste, the do or cat can be reluctant to a change, so adding Vit'i5 may be better to be proressive. Start small, and increase the amount to the daily recommendation day after day
  • The preparation of the diet is also very important: first mix canola oil and Vit'i5, then add the vegetables, mix well, then the meat or fish, mix well, then the starch cooked the same day and mix well . The mixture is generally well accepted.
Avoid the additttion of the powder on top of a plate of food, to avoid a "high tasty spot" o a "powdery spot" that could induce aversion if smelt directly.

  •  As for any new ingredient, it is advised to put Vit'i5 progressively in the diet : begin with a small amount mixed in the daily diet, until it has been accepted by your pet and then increase a little the given dose. Step by step the goal is to finally give the entire dose of Vit'i5 needed.
  •  To minimize the smell of brewer's yeast, you can also:
    - keep the jar in the fridge
    - add a few drops of soy or viandox sauce or broth to the mix Oil+Vit'i5, or mix in plain yogurt 
    - warm the meat before mixing to enhance its smell

On the same topic, read Géraldine Blanchard article on her blog (in French) :

How to get Vit'i5 accepted by a cat who eats only meat and vegetables ...  

Questions about the recipes ?

Check our frequently asked questions page on the recipes available on cuisine-a-crocs: the type of recipe you can order, the ingredients ...


Questions about homemade diet ?

Check our page of frequently asked questions about homemade diet: the choice of food type, the signs of a healthy diet.