K9 Select Chewable Beef Flavored Milk Thistle for Dogs
K9 Select Chewable Beef Flavored Milk Thistle for Dogs
K9 Select Chewable Beef Flavored Milk Thistle for Dogs
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Product Description
New K9 Select Beef Flavored Milk Thistle for Dogs 60 chewable tablets with 100 mg of milk thistle per tablet. 60 servings.
Introducing our new chewable beef flavored liver support for dogs! Same exceptional quality as our Lignans for Life and K9 Choice Milk Thistle, now under our Premium K9 Select Brand in a chewable beef flavored tablet that dogs love!
Please note this is a brand new product not yet available in our Canadian warehouse. Orders containing our K9 Select Beef Flavored Milk Thistle with our "Canadian shipping from Toronto" option selected will ship from Arizona.

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is found in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Milk Thistle belongs to the daisy family and has been used for protection of the liver for thousands of years. Silymarin, a component of milk thistle seeds, or milk thistle extract, is a flavonoid that provides antioxidants naturally.

Our Milk Thistle

Our new K9 Select Flavored Chewable Milk Thistle for Dogs offers the same great product as our Lignans for Life Milk Thistle, with special instructions on dosage for dogs of all sizes. Our milk thistle supplement contains 100 mg of milk thistle, standardized to 80% silymarin. Each bottle contains 60 delicious tablets you can give to your dog like a treat or place it in your dog's food.

Research suggests that Silymarin (the flavolignans removed from milk thistle) and its antioxidant properties can be beneficial for dogs (5). Studies also suggest that milk thistle may support a healthy liver in dogs. Milk Thistle can be beneficial for dogs with Cushings Disease (a common adrenal disorder), as liver problems are often associated with the disease due to the stress it places on the liver.

Dosage suggestions for Dogs

Recommended dosage for healthy dogs is approximately 2 mg of milk thistle for each pound of dog's weight.
For dogs with elevated liver enzymes and/or in need of extra liver support, you may give up to 10 mg per pound of body weight. Please consult your vet for dosage suggestions.
For dogs under 25 lbs, give 1/2 tablet per day.
For dogs 25-50 lbs, give 1 tablet per day.
For dogs over 50 lbs, give 1 1/2 to 2 tablets per day. Tablet can be administered whole as a treat or hidden in food. It can also be given with a small amount of peanut butter, a small piece of cheese, a pill pocket, etc.

Benefits of Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle has been studied for its antioxidant properties that may support the liver(1). Other reported benefits of silymarin and milk thistle include their anti-inflammatory properties, which may support cell structure. Studies also imply that the active ingredients in milk thistle may support skin health.

Milk Thistle Side Effects

Very few side effects have been reported after using milk thistle. In rare cases, it may have a laxative effect, but such instances are uncommon. It is always important to consult your doctor or physician before starting any new supplement.

Note: Another product to consider is SAMe for liver support. Milk Thistle and SAMe are often used together for added benefits.
Click here to read about SAMe for dogs

Research

1). Asghar Z, Masood Z. Evaluation of antioxidant properties of silymarin and its potential to inhibit peroxyl radicals in vitro. Pak J Pharm Sci. 2008 Jul;21(3):249-54. 2). Tamayo C, Diamond S. (2007). Review of clinical trials evaluating safety and efficacy of milk thistle (Silybum marianum [L.] Gaertn.). Integrative Cancer Therapies. 3). Joi A. Nichols, Santosh K. Katiyar (2010). Skin photoprotection by natural polyphenols: Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and DNA repair mechanism). Joi A. Nichols, Santosh K. Katiyar (2010). Skin photoprotection by natural polyphenols: Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and DNA repair mechanisms 4.) Gaby, Alan R. (2006). The Natural Pharmacy: Complete A-Z Reference to Natural Treatments for Common Health Conditions. 5.) Varzi HN, Esmailzadeh S., Morowati H. Effect of silymarin and vitamin E on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in dogs. (2007). Journal of Veterinary P5. Varzi HN, Esmailzadeh S., Morowati H. Effect of silymarin and vitamin E on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in dogs. (2007). Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 477-481.

*Always consult your vet before giving dogs new supplements
DISCLAIMER: ** These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with your physician before taking any food supplements.