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Milk Thistle for Dogs

Support for liver and kidney detox and cancer support in dogs

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Diet changes for cat and dog liver detox

Pet Diet & Nutrition 3 min read
Photo of a black lab dog getting ready to eat a bowl of dog food to represent diet changes for cat and dog liver detox

There are some rules of thumb for a healthier pet, and a cat and dog liver detox might be one of them. This isn’t the first time we will talk about the importance of a healthy liver, and it won’t be the last! Simply because this multifunctional organ is responsible for several processes essential for the proper function of your furkiddo’s body. 

Why is your pet’s liver so important?

The liver is responsible for several processes essential for the proper function of your pet’s body.

The liver produces enzymes like ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase), AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase), FA (Alkaline Phosphatase), and GGT (Gamma-glutamyl Transferase) to carry out a variety of functions. Higher values of these substances in your little one’s blood results indicate possible liver abnormalities and decreased function.  

In the correct amount, these substances help promote the production of bile that will help metabolize carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins in your little one’s digestive system. These liver enzymes also help stimulate blood clotting, flush out toxins from your little one’s body, and can aid your little one fight infection.

Cat and dog liver detox diet

The good news is that the liver has a great capacity for regeneration, so most cases of liver issues can be reversed. However, clinical signs only appear when more than 75% of the organ is already affected. So it’s essential to keep your eye out for possible changes in your little one’s behavior.

Malnutrition due to anorexia and nausea is a frequent sign of something wrong with your cat or dog’s liver. With that, nutritional management is crucial in promoting a cat and dog liver detox and regeneration. Vet-prescribed diet or homemade food accompanied by a pet nutritionist can go a long way to proactively support your little one’s liver and promote regeneration.

Diets for these purposes should be formulated with high-quality ingredients to supply the required protein demand and have a high energy density (calories). Nutritional plans for pets with possible liver issues also demand an adequate amount of carbohydrate and fat content to help reduce the use of protein as the primary energy source, avoiding the liver’s excess work to metabolize them.

In addition to these diet changes, your veterinarian may recommend pharmaceuticals to help improve liver function. For natural support, your car or dog can also take supplements like Milk Thistle

Image of a cat's abdomen being examined by a vet in search of symptoms of liver issues in cats and dogs

Natural liver cleanse for dogs and cats

The main compound of Milk Thistle, silymarin, helps prevent toxins from binding to the liver and promotes quicker liver regeneration. Milk Thistle also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates bile flow from the gallbladder

Milk Thistle helps prevent toxins from binding to the liver and promotes quicker liver regeneration.

The NHV Milk Thistle is a 100% natural, organic milk thistle seed extract formulated by a holistic veterinarian and a master herbalist with over 50 years of combined experience. This supplement is safe for long-term use as a proactive measure or lifelong support.

For extra liver cleansing effect, we recommend adding NHV BK-Detox to your little one’s regimen. This herbal blend helps detoxify not only the liver but all vital organs. BK-Detox also includes blood-purifying herbs like Red Clover, Neem, Burdock, and Chaparral. 

Lastly, NHV Turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help improve liver function, support heart, and circulatory function and promote overall health. 

Questions about cat and dog liver detox?

Don’t hesitate to contact your veterinarian if you believe something is wrong with your little one. As pet parents, we need to listen to our instincts and have our eyes out for changes in their behavior. The correct integrative care protocol may provide optimal conditions for liver repair.

Please reach out to our Pet Expert team for guidance regarding NHV supplements and natural liver support. We are always glad to help! 

Dr. Barbara Benitez DVM, MS

Dr. Barbara Benitez DVM, MS

Dr. Barbara is a veterinarian from Brazil with a specialty in pet nutrition. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2006 from the University of Uberaba. In 2010, Dr. Barbara received her Master’s of Science in Pet Nutrition from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She has over 15 years of experience in research and development in the pet food industry. When Barbara isn’t helping pet parents, you can find her spending time with her family, including her senior dog, Caze.

Published: November 1, 2022

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