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Is Milk Thistle Good For Protecting My Dog’s Liver?

Is Milk Thistle Good For Protecting My Dog’s Liver?

The liver is one of the main detoxifying organs in your dog’s body performing a lot of important functions. We should always do our best to keep it healthy in order to function properly. Milk Thistle can help to support and detoxify your dog's liver naturally.

What Does Your Dog's Liver Do?

Some of the liver key functions include: -

  • processes and eliminates toxins from the blood.
  • stores vitamins minerals and glycogen for later use in the body.
  • affects appetite and growth.
  • produces enzymes that support digestion.
  • plays a major role in creating the immune system.

A healthy liver is important because it detoxifies any chemicals or pesticides our dogs may be exposed to, toxins in food they scavenge, and chemical prescription drugs.

Liver disease is not uncommon in older dogs.

When Might My Dog Need Liver Support?

There are different indicators that your dog might need support for their liver.

If you think your dog is showing any of these indicators then contact your vet for a consultation, help and advice.

  • Excessive Drooling                                
  • Weight Loss
  • Increased Thirst
  • Poor Appetite
  • Diarrhoea and Vomiting
  • Behavioural Changes
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Lack of energy or depression


What Is Milk Thistle?

Milk thistle comes from the plant Silybum Marianum more commonly known as the milk thistle plant. The plant compounds Silymarin are the active ingredients in milk thistle and help detoxify the liver and stimulate the production of new liver cells. It is known to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antioxidant properties.

Milk Thistle is an herb that effectively stimulates the production and flow of bile, aiding the break down excess fat. This can help prevent it from building up in the liver. Bile plays a key role for the elimination of toxins in the body.

Milk Thistle For Dogs

Milk Thistle supports and detoxes the liver naturally:

Essential for dogs with liver disease & dogs taking medications such as:


Heartworm prevention

Pain or anti-inflammatory medications

Can I use Milk Thistle As A Liver Support Supplement For My Dog?

Here at Treat Your Dog we have chosen to offer the Pet Wellbeing range of holistic, all-natural products, designed to support your dog's overall health and wellness, since 2001.

Pet Wellbeing Milk Thistle supplement for liver support helps to provide essential all-natural support and normal liver detoxification in dogs.

Pet Wellbeing Milk Thistle for liver support is safe and can be used for long term administration. It is gentle for long-term use, supports regeneration of liver cells and helps in maintaining normal detoxification with no known side effects. Results may vary from dog to dog.




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