Milk Thistle also know as Silybum marianum is a herb that has been used for thousands of years by humans. Milk thistles active ingredient is known as silymarin. Scientific studies on this herb have shown that the flavonoids in silymarin to contain strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxifying properties it also promotes cellular regeneration and repair. This well-known herb, also known as wild artichoke and holy thistle, helps remove toxic chemicals that can accumulate in your cat’s system. It is one of the few herbs with no equivalent in conventional medicine.
Milk Thistle for cat liver disease is naturally formulated to promote proper liver function and reenergize your pet. The silymarin compound detoxifiers the liver and helps support, strengthen and regenerate liver function.
Research is showing that Milk Thistle improves kidney function. It is beneficial in supporting a pets kidney that may be damaged due to the use of drugs and radiation therapy, and for kidney damage caused by diabetes or infections.
Milk Thistle is used today as an anticancer support. Studies are showing that Milk thistle extract has an effect against cancer. This could be because Milk Thistle has very good antioxidant properties, which act as free radical scavengers. Research is showing that it may in fact help reduce or slow down the grown of certain cancer cell, and may protect and prevent cells from dividing in your cats body. It could also be beneficial for cats under going chemotherapy as silymarium may enhance the activity of certain chemo drugs
Milk Thistle may used to help support a cat with:
- Liver damage
- Liver disease
- Fatty liver
- Kidney disease
- Cancer support
Milk Thistle is a safe herb that is well tolerated by your cat. It is herb that is recommend and used by holistic practitioners
NHV Milk Thistle is glycerin based and safe for long-term use
To be taken twice daily. Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose. This is the minimum dosage.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 15 lb = 0.5 ml
16 - 30 lb = 1.0 ml
31 - 45 lb = 1.5 ml
46 - 60 lb = 2.0 ml
61 - 75 lb = 2.5 ml
Over 75 lb = 3.0 ml
For small animals (rabbits, ferrets), avians and reptiles use 1 drop for every 2 lb of body weight.
How to Administer
Shake well before use. The easiest method is to use the dropper provide and places the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth.
Some pets can be finicky, if this occurs consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken or yogurt or a favourite treat. If your pet only eats dry food then soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Shelf life after opening is 6 months and must be refrigerated after opening.
Cautions and Contraindications
Do not use Milk Thistle in pregnant or nursing animals. Speak to your vet before using our products. A second visit is recommended if your pet’s condition does not improve, or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements.
All information provided by NHV Natural Pet Products is for educational purposes only.