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Dr. Ken Tudor Holistic Veterinarian

Milk thistle can help heal and even regenerate liver cells with proper supplementation.

Senior Dog Care 06 | How Milk Thistle Can Help an Aging Liver

Did your dog’s last blood work show that her liver was having problems? Is your dog 8-10 years old? Elevated blood markers for liver function are common in aging dogs. The liver is literally the sewage treatment plant of the body. This work eventually takes its toll and the aging liver shows signs of damage in routine blood work.

Liver cells can heal and even regenerate with proper supplementation.

What Does the Liver Do?

The liver is important for so many bodily needs. But one of its most important jobs is detoxifying everything that enters the body. Food, yes, all foods including wholesome, organic foods, medications, supplements, and everything else your dog eats produces toxins that need to be neutralized and rendered safe for elimination through the kidneys or feces (poop). The wear and tear of the years protecting your dog eventually shows up in routine blood test. But this damage can be reversed.

Supplements That Reverse Liver Damage

Milk thistle has been shown to be a fantastic liver savior. It reduces the damage to liver cells and can, actually improve liver function and allow the regrowth of liver cells. Yes, the liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate itself. Milk thistle is safe, natural, and affordable, unlike the other veterinary liver medications.

But Milk Thistle products are not all created equal. Quality and dose are important to ensure optimum liver health. We can show you how to add milk thistle supplementation to your older dog’s nutritional program.

Ken Tudor DVM
Dr. Ken Tudor, Holistic Veterinarian

Dr. Ken Tudor is a recognized expert and leader in the field of pet nutrition and fitness. He has developed a pet weight management program and served on the American Animal Hospital Association task force to develop their Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. He is also a frequent guest on the Pet World Insider radio show and a popular guest on the televised Pet Ex Talks-Pet Experts Empowering Pet Parents show.

Senior Dog Care 06 | How Milk Thistle Can Help an Aging Liver

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