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A natural dietary supplement that supports the maintenance of the liver. Contains: Milk Thistle 200gm

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Milk thistle is a flower in the Aster family. A native of the Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, this plant, particularly its seeds and roots, has been used medicinally for over 2000 years.

Milk thistle is one of very few traditionally used herbs that has been widely accepted by conventional science to have significant medicinal value.

Humans usually use milk thistle as a liver tonic.

However, silymarin has recently been advocated for use in pets because the benefits that have been examined in humans have also been approved as beneficial for pets. It can be used in dogs, cats, horses, goats, ferrets, and rodents to aid in liver or kidney damage, hepatitis, jaundice, leptospirosis, and parvovirus recovery.

Liver disease is more common in pets than you might expect. Certain breeds of dogs (such as Labrador Retrievers, Dalmatians and Great Danes) are more susceptible to liver disease due to a genetic difficulty excreting copper.

Fortunately, research suggests that milk thistle extract not only prevents damage to the liver, but also helps repair it.

-Milk thistle is a powerful antioxidant.

-Researchers have found that milk thistle can actually prevent or reduce medication induced liver damage. If you have been giving your pet medication and are concerned about the aftermath of chemicals residing in the body, milk thistle will help flush those out.

- If the liver has been weakened due to a bevy of reasons, it is unable to break down toxins. In order to combat allergens, the body produces histamine. The liver plays a role in this process; it removes the histamine from the body. If the liver is weakened and congested with toxins, the liver struggles and histamine builds up in the body, leading to more allergic reactions.

Milk thistle not only helps treat and prevent liver disease. Below is a list of treatment claims linked to the plant:

Kidney disease

If there has been kidney damage to your pet because of an infection milk thistle has been show to greatly decrease the amount of time it takes your pet to heal.

Pancreatitis

Although rare in cats, pancreatitis is very common in dogs. Milk thistle can be given to your dog and cat to help alleviate the symptoms.

Cancer

Milk thistle has been shown to decrease the effects of cancer in a pet’s body. While there haven’t been many studies done, there have been enough that it has shown improvement and helps protect against the potential for cancer in your pet.

Heartworms

Heart worm disease is a reality for some pets, especially when mosquitoes are present and it can do serious organ damage, particularly the liver.

Some of the medicines used to treat it causes harm.

Supplementing your dog's heartworm treatment with milk thistle is a great natural liver detox and preferable to use with cheamically-laced tick/flea prevention products.

Diabetes

Pets suffering from diabetes that are given milk thistle at least once per week have been shown to not have to have nearly the amount of insulin that they would have had to take otherwise.

Milk thistle has an array of positive effects throughout the body.

However, milk thistle should not be used as a preventative, rather it should be used as a means of cleansing the liver after exposure to toxins (i.e. drugs, vaccines, chemicals, etc.) or as a treatment to liver damage. Milk thistle stimulates the growth of new liver cells in order to replace those that are dead or dying, and helps protect against toxins which could cause further damage.

It can be used from 8 weeks of age but should only be used when the liver is in need of support.

Use during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.

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(scoop 5ml)

Small 0kg-10kg  ½
Medium 10kg-20kg  1
Large 20kg-30kg 1 to 2
Extra Large 30kg+ 2 to 3

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Thistle Work!

Thistle Work!

A natural dietary supplement that supports the maintenance of the liver. Contains: Milk Thistle 200gm

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