Our expert says:
If your lassie eats eggs, fish and chicken then she does not need to eat red meat because she should be ingesting enough iron, zinc, and protein to prevent her from developing conditions like iron-deficiency anaemia. If she is not eating milk, yoghurt, cheese, and fruits, then you need to encourage her to try these foods because cutting out milk and dairy products can exposed her to a calcium deficiency and not eating fruit could cause vitamin deficiencies (vit C, beta-carotene, etc). If she does not eat any dairy or fruit then I would recommend that you take her to a dietitian or doctor for a checkup because it is important to determine what nutrients she is deficient in. The Scots Emulsion does contain vitamins A and C, but having an excess of vitamin A can also be harmful, so please have her assessed by a dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), or your gp.
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