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Milk Thistle for Dogs

Support for liver and kidney detox and cancer support in dogs

  • Detoxifies the liver and kidneys
  • Improves liver and kidney function
  • Supports regeneration of the liver
  • Support kidneys that are damaged by diabetes
  • Antioxidant properties may benefit as anti-cancer support
  • Glycerin based and safe for long-term use

1 bottle = 3.4 oz (100 ml)

1 bottle = 100 day supply for a small-medium sized dog.

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Milk Thistle also know as Silybum marianum is a herb that has been used for thousands of years by humans. Milk thistle's 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 dog’s system. It is one of the few herbs with no equivalent in conventional medicine.

Milk Thistle for dog 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 dogs body. It could also be beneficial for dogs under going chemotherapy as silymarium may enhance the activity of certain chemo drugs.

Milk Thistle may used to help support a dog with:

  • Liver damage
  • Liver disease
  • Fatty liver
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer support
  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Jaundice

Milk Thistle is a safe herb that is well tolerated by your dog. It is herb that is recommend and used by holistic practitioners.

NHV Milk Thistle for dogs is glycerin based and safe for long-term use.

Milk thistle for dogs

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.

Product Storage
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.



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NAM KYUNG | March 1, 2019

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Meghan - Tennessee | February 21, 2019

3 months ago, my 3.5yo lrg toy-size/sm mini Australian Shepherd pup had stopped eating and became very lethargic so I took her into the vet and she was diagnosed with Addisons, which I was told is fairly easy to maintain with a monthly shot, but then a month later she started shedding chunks of hair, which was scary and also unusual since she never shed before, so I began doing my own research and was very happy to find NHV products. I've been talking to my vet a LOT throughout this whole process and she (my vet) attributed the hair loss to the Addisons and gave me the green light to start her on the Supraglan. I'm grateful to have found this natural supplement because the alternative would be to keep her on steroids to maintain her energy, which I was also told could lead to Cushings Disease. She's been on the Supraglan for almost 2 months now and I just introduced the Milk Thistle and Multi Essentials about a month ago per NHV's and my personal vet's recommendations and since then she has maintained her appetite, has her energy back, and almost all of her fluff! I just put her dosage of each on her food in the morning and evenings. I look forward to my pup feeling even better as time goes on (: Thank you! *

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Deborah - Raleigh, NC | February 19, 2019

I have been using NHV Milk Thistle, ES Clear, and BK Detox for my dog with cancer for 7 months. He has gained weight and his energy level has increased. I also believe that these NHV supplements are helping while he his receiving chemo treatments. You would never know he has cancer! *

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hj cho - Korea | February 18, 2019

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Ana - Oakland Park, FL | February 7, 2019

Neca is 15 years old, she has cancer and kidney disease. A friend with multiple senior dogs recommended NHV holistic care to add. I started with milk thistle, Tripsy and es-clear. But right after her both diagnoses she got pancreatitis and a UTI, so I added felimm, mellit and multi-essentials. I sent her blood work and all supplements and dosages were custom to Neca, I also got the meal plan, it has recipes but what I find more helpful a chart indicating the foods she can eat which saves me a lot of time so I don’t have to research all foods. Just one month of the supplements regime and she gained 2 pounds, and her blood work improved tremendously. I recently purchased the lessstress to help with her anxiety as chemo sessions were very stressful to her. The team is amazing, the personal care they have for each pet is everything, and being able to communicate as a caring community is priceless. *

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Anne-Marie - Saint-Eustache, QC | January 30, 2019

our little Cocker Spaniel was diagnosed with prostate cancer at a late stage and had not much time left. We started him on a regimen of Milk Thistle, ES Clear and Tripsy and after 4 weeks we saw a huge improvement in his quality if life. It gave us extra quality time with him. Also using Supraglan, Multi Essentials and Milk Thistle for our Leonberger that has Cushing’s. After a bit more than a month, the excessive panting is gone and energy is back and the hunger is less important . Fur is also starting to look better *

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Michayla - Wentzville, MO | January 28, 2019

My dog has had problems with crystals in his urine & has had to have two surgeries for this already but they kept on coming back, even on the Hills Science diet prescription dog food I was recommended by his veterinarian. We recently started using the Tripsy & Milk Thistle together & he hasn’t had a problem since!! 😁 *

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Darleen - Summerville, SC | December 21, 2018

These products are top of the line. The last purchase I made was for my 14 year old and her kidney issues. I got the milk thistle and tripsy as recommended by the highly knowlegable staff. I got her lab results today and she has stabilized and doesnt have to be seen for 3 months!! I am so excited with this good news. Thank you NHV! I am sure in 3 months the news will be even better!! You are the best! *

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Denise - Little Rock AR | October 18, 2018

Claire 8 Yellow Labrador Great product for improving liver health while battling mast cell cancer along with IBD & Copper Storage disease! *

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sharckie - Thailand | October 9, 2018

One of my dogs had elevated liver enzymes, I put him on milk thistle for a few weeks ...Liver enzymes within normal range, yay... I also give it to all my dogs who was on any kind of short term Meds to protect the liver, always trying to have on hand. *

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Vicky - Middletown, NY | September 20, 2018

For cancer: My dog has a tumor on his heart that is starting to crowd his lungs and they say it's inoperable because it's wrapped around the heart structure. I could not afford any conventional treatment to shrink the tumor, so I looked around for supplements that might slow the growth. I started out trying Nature's Immuno for dogs and didn't notice a difference until I ran out. Then I noticed him coughing and hacking more. I ordered more Nature's Immuno and added Milk Thistle and noticed a definite improvement in his coughing. I have no idea whether they are doing anything for the size of the tumor, but he has hardly coughed at all since starting back on these products. They really seem to be helping his quality of life. ❤️ I'm also very pleased with how fast they ship! *

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Sue - Ohio | September 20, 2018

This is wonderful for my Scottish Terrier. Great product! *

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Janice - Monroe, LA | September 10, 2018

I have given my 12 year old mixed breed dogs the milk thistle and tumeric supplement because of the on going pain meds they take for arthritis, a thyroid condition and 2 bad knees between the 2 of them. They seem to be better and I am thrilled. I would definitely recommend these products. I was most impressed with the compassionate customer service. *

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kerry | September 7, 2018

it helps my 7 y/o boston terrier frank who has inflammatory bowel disease and whose liver enzymes were increasing. my veterinarian told me this would be better than denamarin and it was! the enzymes went down and frank liked it! *

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seo chae eun | August 20, 2018

My dog suffered from bad liver nutritional conditions for a year. However, taking nutritional supplements has improved the liver a lot. *

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seo chae eun - SEOUL | August 20, 2018

My dog suffered from bad liver nutritional conditions for a year. However, taking nutritional supplements has improved the liver a lot. *

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M. Yerty | August 13, 2018

The NHV Milk Thistle has helped my 10 year old weimaraner tremendously. She was diagnosed with pancreatitis, hypercalcemia, and elevating liver enzymes. Her pancreatic enzymes have come down dramatically along with the addition of the low fat diet. She had a major tremor in her back leg from the hypercalcemia that has greatly improved! I will be getting blood work done again soon to see if her liver enzymes have come down along with the hypercalcemia. He wanted to check again in 2 months and I have just finished my second bottle of the milk thistle. I have noticed a huge improvement in her health so I'm hoping for great news. I highly recommend this product especially if your dog is on meds that can build up and needs to be detoxed from the liver. My girl has been on Proin for 4 years now for female spay incontinence.Thank NHV! ❤️ *

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Cindi - Georgia | July 30, 2018

Little Foot - 12 Years - Shih Tzu - Liver Enzymes really high from an immune problem. I don't know the results from blood work on how this is helping. I will continue to use it because he does not have Cushings Disease. I will tell you later after results if his Liver Enzyme count has gotten lower. If it has I am going to let everyone works. *

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Paulette | July 3, 2018

awesome product! My 15 yr old beagle has cushings and also has many symptoms. Supraglan and milk thistle have helped her tremendously with her appetite and hair loss and urination frequency. She also takes a multi essential supplement and is doing much better! Thank you nhv! *

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Seungkyung - Seoul | April 26, 2018

My dog's liver enzymes were so high that we started him on Milk Thistle. After a month of taking Milk Thistle, his liver enzymes returned to normal. *

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Libby | April 24, 2018

Helping my liver failure girl have improved quality of life! *

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Lee Scharr - Nelson, WI | April 23, 2018

Our 170 lb 7 year old Newfoundland Harley Bear suffers from Hip dyspepsia. He has been able to walk and get around pretty well in the past. He recently slipped and fell and severely injured his hip and front leg? We found a mobile Vet who also does Chiropractics on animals. When she first came Harley Bears injuries were so severe the Vet had doubts on weather he could recover from his injuries. She adjusted him and put him on anti inflammatory meds as well as strong pain killers. After a few days he started improving. So we had hope and continued the adjustments from the Vet. He is making very good progress every week and we are now hopefull he will recover and continue on with his happy Newfie life. We had to get him off the pain meds as they were only for short term use and are harmful to a dogs internal organs. So prior to getting Harley Bear off the pain meds I emailed NHV natural pet products and explained our situation to one of the pet specialists. She recommended we put him on Yucca, Milk Thistle and Old Timer. So far I must say these Suppliments are really helping manage his pain now that he is off the pain meds. He rests peacefully at night and gets up easily for his outside breaks. He still has a long road to go, but with a very good Vet and the help of these supplements we are now confident he will recover! *

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Connie Sue Pinkerton-Lopez | April 20, 2018

Betsy, our 16 year old female Australian Blue Heeler, has been taking Immuno Support, Milk Thistle, and Turmeric, for her health condition. With God's help, I truly believe that the products have helped her quite a bit. I'm so thankful that there is a company, such as NHV, that takes such a special interest in our precious little pets. Thank you in NHV! *

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Gwen | April 18, 2018

I have had Arson on Turmeric, Milk Thistle and Yucca for his after spinal surgery care to get him off of prescrip. meds. This has worked wonders for old Mr. Arson. The prescrip. meds were causing problems with his intestinal tract and that was not a pretty sight. Now he is "going" like a pro! And he acts like a puppy most days so we are all happy. *

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Jinny | April 5, 2018

Good product. I started using the Milk Thistle for my pets with liver disease. I believe this supplement is helpful. *

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Connie - Texas | March 21, 2018

Betsy, our 16 year old female Australian Blue Heeler, has been taking Immuno Support, Milk Thistle, and Turmeric, for her health condition. With God's help, I truly believe that the products have helped her quite a bit. I'm so thankful that there is a company, such as NHV, that takes such a special interest in our precious little pets. Thank you in NHV! *

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Trevor | March 7, 2018

My 11-year-old canine has been taking Turmeric, Tripsey, and Milk Thistle for 1 1/2 years to support joint pain, liver disease, and failing kidneys. I believe these supplements are helpful. *

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Glenda | February 1, 2018

Great products, love the kits for conditions. Makes it easy to buy supplements. Like the description/information of products as well ! Papillon 12 diagnosed with TCC early last year, also has a murmur. Hearty Heart Tripsy BK-Detox Milk Thistle Turmeric Along with vet prescribed Rimadyl and low dose lasics. I credit her vitality to NHV supplements! *

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Sherri | January 26, 2018

Jack, our 12 year old Miniature Schnauzer, was diagnosed with diabetes and had been having grand mal seizures so, he's on both insulin and [pharmaceutical name removed] twice a day. He does seem to be a bit more perky since being on the Mellit and Milk Thistle so, I do believe it's helping him to be more comfortable. Eventually I hope to take him off the medications with vet approval. Thank you. *

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Keith | December 20, 2017

We started using the Milk Thistle for our patients with liver disease. It is an effective, economical, and easy to administer supplement for dogs with hepatopathy *

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Steven | November 6, 2017

So much better than trying to shove a pill down my dogs throat. He refuses to chew the chewable denamarin and spits out the pill in any food you try to hide it in. The milk thistle liquid goes unnoticed on his food. *

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EUN JOO - korea | September 29, 2017

It's a daily product. That sounds great. Strong recommendation *

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Mary - Tennessee | September 18, 2017

My oldest dog who passed away in the spring had lymphoma. His integrative medicine vet used Milk Thistle as part of his support system in having a quality 13 months following his diagnosis. I had some leftover after he passed so I decided that our two younger dogs might do well on a small daily dose too, so I continue to use it for them. There blood work is great and activity level is high! Thanks for making great products. *

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Madelyn - Gardnerville, NV | September 8, 2017

good product, and worth re-ordering! *

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Allan H - US | August 18, 2017

We have been using a number of their products: Rescue Remedy, SupraGlan, Tripsy, Milk Thistle, and Hearty Heart. All work great for our aging/ailing canine fur child. They have made a huge difference in the quality of his life, and my wife and I fully support and endorse them. *

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Sangeeta - BC, Canada | August 16, 2017

it is one of the best product I ever used 12 year old girl was who is a maltipoo was diagonosed with liver issues .....after i started giving her milk thistle and turmeric ,she is doing better .... also thanks to Jade and all the help that I get ,we now give her human food but as suggested by her and she has started to eat *

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Nick - Arizona | July 20, 2017

NHV products have done wonders for our 15 year old Chihuahua and 16 year old cat. Thanks so much the Milk Thistle and Tripsy have been great. *

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knoxtnusa - Maryville | July 17, 2017

For the last two years, I have used NHV Milk Thistle as part of a restrictied diet and supplement package for my now 8 year old miniature poodle, Nina, for mild idiopathic seizures. In addition to controlling food additives using a vet formula kibble, the milk thistle minimizes toxins her liver and kidneys. This has helped minimize the frequency and severity of her symptoms. The liquid formula is easy to dose and administer. *

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Beth White - Maryville, Tennessee | July 13, 2017

The best. *

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M - KY | July 11, 2017

My vet recommended this product for my Pug.she is doing well. *

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Susan | June 6, 2017

Jake is an 11 year old Aussie, and has been on NHV milk thistle for a year now. He is doing very well, and loves the taste of the liquid. So easy to administer! *

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Marc - Youngstown, Ohio | May 9, 2017

Great product !! I gave my 11 year old German Shepard this twice a day and it lowered his liver enzymes to normal levels in less than three weeks.He seems to have more energy and wants to play again ! *

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Diane - Indianapolis, IN USA | May 8, 2017

My 10 year old Sheltie has been on Surpraglan and Milk Thistle for a month now to treat recently diagnosed Cushing's. Very pleased with the progress. Her coat is filling in, drinking less water and she isn't panting constantly. So glad to have discovered these products to make her life better. She has a lot more energy as well. *

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Audrey - Chester, MD | February 3, 2017

I love the NHV products. The Old Timer and Yucca were very helpful for my elderly collie's arthritis. I am currently using Tripsy, Milk Thistle, and Turmeric for my cat's renal issues. I believe that Tripsy along with sub q fluids have really kept my kitty alive and acting like he has no problems at all. *

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Gale - California | February 2, 2017

I have purchased Milk Thistle for my little Chihuahua for over 3 years. It works wonders for her! I will continue to buy Milk Thistle for her. Thank you! She will be 8 years old on the 11th of this month but was 3 1/2 years old when I started giving Milk Thistle to her. I use it as an extra bit of protection after researching any and all protections available for her. We almost lost her back in July of 2013 and I want to give her any protection or help that is at all possible. It is a preventative measure to keep her enzymes lowered. She also eats Royal Canin Hepatic canned food twice daily along with [**pharmaceutical name removed] once daily. Both Royal Canin and [**pharmaceutical name removed] are prescribed by her vet specialist. I know it is working, along with her food and [**pharmaceutical name removed], as we haven't had any problems with her as of yet. She seems happy and playful, you would never know she has a liver disease but want to continue to keep her that way as long as I possibly can. Chloe means the world to me, I love her so very much and protect her at all costs! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to offer this wonderful bottle of liquid, Milk Thistle. She has been using it twice a day for 3 1/2 years and will continue to use it forever! *

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A Martin - Rhode Island | February 1, 2017

A few years ago Dr Donna Raditic put my 10 year old yorkie Teddy on NHV products BK detox, Stimmune and Milk Thistle for his chronic/severe skin allergies. His skin was so severe I needed to bathe him every other day for years because of his smelly itchy hot spots. Thanks to the patience, perseverance (and some tweaks in his species specific diet) Teddy's coat and skin have both improved dramatically and he has never felt healthier or happier. I also use Old Timer for both Teddy and our 15 year old cat Luna for their arthritis. It works so well that they are virtually pain free as long as I don't run out!) Eternal heartfelt gratitude! Thank you NHV! *

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Irene - Purcellville, Virginia | January 30, 2017

My 12+ yo retired greyhound has been on NHV products for 1.5 yrs for his protein loss kidney disease and hemangiosarcoma. We started off with milk thistle & fish oil and he now takes turmeric and ES clear. There is a noticeable difference in his appetite and energy level. *

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Dawna H. - Grand Portage, MN | January 27, 2017

My dog had diarrhea for over a month. The vet had recommended we put her down before Christmas and we refused so they wouldn't treat her. We ordered the plantaeris and it cleared up in three doses. The best and healthiest bowel movement she had had in months. We also have another dogs who has kidney disease and lymphangtasia and we did not put her down and started her on Tripsy, Milk Thistle and Turmeric. It is six weeks later and she is like a brand new dog. Healthy, active, hungry and just happy. When she started these liquids she was not doing well and I know it was the NHV products that helped. *

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Kathy & Ike - Sequim, Washington | January 18, 2017

Ike is a 100% Raw fed Yellow Lab who had TPLO surgery 3yrs ago. I wanted to add supplements to his diet that would help reduce his need for Nsaid medication. I worked long distance with Donna M. Raditic, D.V.M, C.V.A U of Tenn. to develop a diet that worked best for Ike's needs. Dr R highly recommended NHV supplements. I started with the Detox formula followed by Milk Thistle to cleanse Ike liver from any damage from all meds following his surgery. with a lengthy recoup time. I introduced STIMMUNE to boost his immune system since Ike seems to have a sensitivity to Gluten. Currently we are alternating between TURMERIC & OLD TIMER to assist his joints. When he over does it-(Ike was a Greyhound in his former life-) I add YUCCA into his daily supplements. I see a big difference in his recovery rate. I prefer the ease of adding a liquid herbal that is easy to dose and is well tolerated by my Lab. I'm particular about the supplements I use and I'm pleased that NHV products maintain high standards . I'm so happy that I was referred to NHV . Ike is now 6 and I expect will have many more years of running through the woods. I plan on continuing with NHV products for life. *

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Cindy T - Sale Creek | January 10, 2017

I literally stumbled across NHV pet products while searching for something to help our dog with her elevated liver enzymes. Heidi had been on [**pharmaceutical name removed] off & on for years but we never saw any significant improvement. After her reaction to her rabies shot in May 2015 and all the meds she had been placed on to save her, her ALP was off the charts (>993) & [**pharmaceutical name removed] was not helping bring the number down at all. Since immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia will apparently resurface from time to time, Heidi gets placed back on Atopica (used in place of steroids) to get her body to stop attacking itself & build her platelet count back up. These flair ups also wreak havoc on her liver & [**pharmaceutical name removed] was not helping. I had read about milk thistle & dandelion root tea and was trying to educate myself further when I noticed an ad for NHV products. Upon investigating the website further, I had some questions. I decided to "chat" with an agent (Robbie) & became so impressed with the customer service as well as the willingness to investigate what meds Heidi was on to be sure their would not be any problems that I placed my order that night! We decided to go with the Liver Detox kit of Milk Thistle & Tumeric & was not sure what to expect as Heidi's next recheck for her liver was in just 16 days. Her numbers prior to placing her on NHV & while on [**pharmaceutical name removed] for a Thrombocytopenia flair up as well as [**pharmaceutical name removed] at the end of September were ALT 169, ALP >993; at the end of October while weaning off [**pharmaceutical name removed] (1 pill every other day for 1 month) & still on [**pharmaceutical name removed] her numbers were ALT 269, ALP >993; on November 28th after ending her 3 day wean off of [**pharmaceutical name removed] on November 14th & starting her NHV supplements of Milk Thistle & Tumeric (instead of [**pharmaceutical name removed]) on November 12th (just 16 days) Heidi's numbers were ALT 141, ALP >993. Or vet said to keep doing what we were doing as her highest concern had been the ALT & it was almost down to high normal & we would recheck in January. We had the recheck 1/9/17 & her numbers are now ALT 88; ALP 802!! Granted the ALP is still very high but they have been over 700 since September 2013. She has had a negative Cushing's test, a liver ultrasound (during her hospitalization with Thrombocytopenia) and they could not find anything. We will not recheck her liver for 3 months but unfortunately we are back on [**pharmaceutical name removed] again for a flair up of Thrombocytopenia so I am now looking to NHV for immune support. I included more information here than some might need but I wanted to be sure since the [**pharmaceutical name removed] would be driving up Heidi's liver enzymes, I was able to show how great the products work. Not only that, they ARE NOT alcohol based supplements! The customer support has helped me so much as my other little dog is able to take these same supplements with all of his other medications for heart murmur & trachea collapse. They were very honest to let me know which he could & could not take with his prescribed medications, that meant the world to me! *

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Beth White - Maryville, TN | December 16, 2016

Assured of good quality. Easy to Use! *

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forpaws5 - California | December 4, 2016

So easy to use, just put it on his food and he eats it with no problem. He has shown some improvement in his liver enzyme tests. *

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Karla - Dover, FL | December 4, 2016

One of our Beagles, Savanna is 13 years old and has poor liver function. She was also diagnosed with Cushings disease. Our vet prescribed [**pharmaceutical name removed] twice a day, but was not doing that well with that. I decided to give her the liquid milk thistle along with liquid SAMe which is the ingredients contained in [**pharmaceutical name removed]. I have only been using the DVH milk thistle for about two and she seems to be doing much better. I would advise this to anyone with an animal with liver problems. *

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Jane - Centreville, VA | October 31, 2016

“Our dog, Piri, is a 17 year old cocker spaniel. He has been doing fairly well and has been healthy throughout most of his life, but during a senior comprehensive check in the fall of 2014 we found out that he had kidney disease. It was a scary time for us as we didn’t know much about the disease but as time went on we learned how to manage it. Our daily motto was, “We got this, Piri!,” and Piri was doing awesome. Then towards the end of 2015 we noticed a lump inside Piri’s mouth and after going through many consultations and tests with an animal oral surgeon, cardiologist and our primary vet to see if Piri was a candidate to go under surgery, we got the green light. In March 2016, Piri had his oral mass removed. However, we were devastated once more when we learned that biopsy results indicated that the mass was cancerous – it was oral melanoma, a highly aggressive form of cancer that will metastasize, most likely to his lymph nodes and lungs. Hoping to combat his cancer and extend his life, we went to see an oncologist and started Piri on chemotherapy and he also received the melanoma vaccine. In the beginning he did well, but throughout his treatment we saw that he was getting weaker, was more susceptible to infections and ended up having high liver enzyme levels by the third month of treatment. With levels that indicated that Piri might have developed pancreatitis, he was no longer a candidate to receive chemotherapy. We were instead directed to focus on giving him a low fat diet to bring his liver enzyme levels down (while also ensuring that it met his cancer and kidney needs), in hopes that they would normalize. The goal was to not only bring his levels down, but to start back on his chemo treatments. We were at a crossroads. A couple of weeks after being off of chemo, Piri was beginning to come back to his normal self – weakened but better. He was no longer having diarrhea and didn’t need to take a number of supportive medicine to help with diarrhea, nausea and decreased appetite, all side effects of chemo. We just could not bear to put him through the treatment again. While we wanted to combat his cancer and extend his life, we didn’t want to compromise his quality of life. It was at this time, in June, when we were in touch with NHV products and were introduced to four of their supplements — Es Clear for cancer support, Milk Thistle for liver and kidney detox, Tripsy for kidney support and Mellit for his pancreatitis. But it would be a few more months later, in September, when we would begin to administer them, which would be a week after Piri underwent his second oral mass removal surgery with biopsy results that indicated his oral melanoma was back. Then it would be another week when we would feel a new lump in his throat. A fine needle aspirate indicated that it was also cancerous. We have since forgone traditional treatment options for Piri and rely on NHV supplements and a couple more we received from a holistic vet we began to see. I haven’t missed a single dose for Piri, even while going on trips together, and since he is a finicky eater we give his twice daily dosages mixed with a little bit of water. Piri only drinks now with the help of a dropper and so it makes administering his herbal supplements easy, just like drinking water. Two weeks after being on his supplements we performed some blood work and noticed that his liver levels have dropped back to normal. His kidney levels have also improved slightly. Because Piri has been doing so well on his NHV supplements, we also decided to switch him over to NHV’s turmeric (he was taking a powder form before). He is still climbing up and down the stairs by himself and has an energetic bounce when he is in a happy mood. It is a good feeling to know that instead of worrying about the averse effects medicine will have on Piri while it is trying to do good, we’re encouraged by the natural supplements that are doing nothing but positive things inside Piri’s body. And for the people who are going through similar health issues with their pets, NHV provides much needed support, help and encouragement, which is so much appreciated during a difficult time. We are thankful to have crossed paths with NHV and our only regret is not having known them earlier. *

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Kay - Tennessee | June 29, 2016

Just saying thanks for your products. I have been using them with my soon to be 15 year old terrier mix for some time. However in February 2016 he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Since then we have added Bk De-Tox to his regime of milk thistle and Old Timer. Due to his age and the lack of a cure with chemotherapy for this particular cancer I am treating him with supplements and [**pharmaceutical name removed] under the guidance of Donna Raditic, DVM. His quality of life is good and that is all I can ask for. Keep up the good work and keep us all informed with how your supplements can help our pets. *

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Debbie - Florida | April 20, 2016

Neo is 13 years old and was diagnosed as Diabetic in June 2010, making him almost 6 years diabetic now. Neo is on NPH Insulin twice daily, at 12 hour intervals. I feel the diabetes began due to the stress of being boarded at the Vet's office for a few days, his 1st and only time ever. I researched NHV's products for diabetic support, after people on a diabetic internet site mentioned their use of the same for their pets. Neo has been on NHV's Milk Thistle and Mellit supplements as well as Multi Essentials Vitamin (all support for his diabetes), for almost the entire time now and is doing well! I have also put my non-diabetic rescue dog of 13 yrs, Tobey, on the vitamin supplements and he is as energetic as ever. As with people, I feel our furbabies too need extra TLC when dealing with disease attacks on their system by way of healthy diets and health helping supplements. I continue to use the NHV products for Neo's diabetes and hope he has many happy, quality of life years ahead! Thanks to NHV for recognizing animals benefit from healthy supplements too! *

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University of Tennessee - Tennessee | January 6, 2016

We have been using the NHV Milk Thistle in our Avian and Exotics division of the University of Tennessee to treat liver issues with our patients. The owners have seen an improvement with their birds that have liver issues. *

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Brandi - Campbell River, BC | December 22, 2015

We have been giving Baxter Milk Thistle for at least 3 years now. Our Jack Russell got very sick and after our visit at the vets, we were told his liver was shutting down and there was nothing they could do, My Mom and I started our research and found out the NHV Milk Thistle and ordered it immediately. We started this as soon as we can and it was amazing, he got better and he is still with us today! Baxter will be 14 in Feb 2016. *

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Dr. C Tan - Australia | October 23, 2015

I dispense the NHV supplement to my cat/dog patients based on these supplement being especially formulated for dogs and cats. Thus the palatability and safety margins are taken into consideration for these species. The NHV staff is very supportive. especially when I have any enquiry. My favourite product is Milk Thistle. There was an obvious reduction in elevated liver enzymes and improved clinical signs after a couple weeks of administration *

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Madelyn - Gardarville, NV | October 23, 2015

Ruby, our 7 year old Border Collie mix has been using the NHV Old Timer and Milk Thistle since August 2015. She had a limp that wasn't quite going away until I started using the Old Timer! She is so much better. Her gait is back to normal and she is able to keep up the pace on our walks. We are so pleased. Our other dog Joy, a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie) is given the milk thistle as well to keep her healthy. We use to only give the milk thistle before and after vaccinations and such, but now we will be using it daily as the NHV Milk Thistle is safe for long term use. *

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Susan L - Kenosha, WI | September 30, 2015

Gabe, our German Shepherd cross was diagnosed with renal failure and the vets had given him 1 month to 1 year. He had lost his appetite and was not doing well. We started him with the NHV Chronic Renal Failure Kit(Tripsy & Milk Thistle) with the Petomega 3 and we saw a notable difference within 12 days! His appetite is back and he seems to be getting back to being himself again. He is still not 100% and NHV has suggested increasing the dosage to see if that will make a bigger difference. Both my daughter and myself have seen such a change and we are really happy about it. *

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A Hallard - Kula , HI | August 27, 2015

This note is to let you know that Malia was diagnosed with a very high liver enzyme count 2 years ago and after taking the NHV milk thistle product 2 X a day for 2 years her count is way down. Was so pleased to get these new test results and be able to report back on this great product you offer. thank you so much, aloha *

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Baby - Washington | May 20, 2015

We are so pleased to submit our review on this product. Our dog was diagnosed with a genetic liver problem, his "toxins" were off the charts. Purchased this product per a recommendation and the Results are Amazing! Toxin levels dramatically lower, our Vet also attributed the results to NHV Milk Thistle. Thrilled there is this product here that so helped our Baby, Thank You NHV *

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Michelle S - MA, USA | May 7, 2015

My 12 yr old Cattledog/Shepherd mix is on pain medication for Arthritis in her hips. Her Vet and I agreed that Milk Thistle was in order to protect her liver. I have been using your holistic Milk Thistle for approximately 9 mos. now and am happy to report that she is bright eyed as ever and still has a lot of stamina. I attribute this to your product and am very happy that I can help protect her liver from damage. Thank you NHV, for helping me to give my girl a better quality of life in her senior year *

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Tomi J - Newport, CA | May 5, 2015

I want to tell you what the NHV products have done for Black Boy!!We have had our 14 year old long-haired dachshund Black Boy on NHV products for nearly 2 years now. We have him on Resp-Aid, Milk Thistle, Hearty Heart & Supraglan. We believe that these products have given him a longer life-span(he will be 15 on August 22nd) & helped him in his battle with a bad heart-murmur..Cushings & liver issues. *

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rldl - Sebring, FL | May 1, 2015

I have been using this product for my 10 yr old min-pin for the almost 4 years of his diabetes to help protect his liver from the insulin shots. Thank God and NHV, he is doing fine and going strong....this is one of the recommended products to use on diabetic pet sites too! *

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Murray - Maryland, USA | April 23, 2015

We rescued our Murray who is a St.Benard mix. He was very ill when we got him. Full of Whipworm that had done enough damage that the Vet. felt he wouldn't have made it much longer if we hadn't rescued him. His liver function was very poor and he was throwing up & had severe diarrhea. With medication and your Milk thistle, along with the Plantaeris,he came thru well. The only remaining problem was what we thought, was acid reflux.Murray was put on [**pharmaceutical name removed].That was until I talked to one of your staff,who suggested that the esophagus flap may have been damaged from all the throwing up. So, I went back to giving Murray the Pantaeris and after 2 weeks NO MORE PROBLEMS!! I kept him on it for a month just to be sure all was well. And it is! We are SO thankful for this product and the great results Murray has had :)As a side note....because of his results with the Milk Thistle our Veteranarian now recommends it for her patients! *

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Murphy - Nevada | April 23, 2015

My senior dog almost died from anemia. Murphy’s liver enzymes were very high. Vet put him on [**pharmaceutical name removed] steroid. I found out about Milk Thistle through a friend and decided to give it a try. Vet wanted to do Liver biopsy, but I did not. Instead, I gave him this Milk Thistle every day. His Liver readings are perfect. He is very healthy, eats well, drinks well and now 13 yrs. young. Everyone please try this product, if your dog have Liver disease. I will continue giving him this liquid. *

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Sasha - New Hampshire | April 17, 2015

This product was very helpful in saving my dog's life. My Sasha has a liver problem that nearly caused her death. After administering milk thistle along with diet modification and another antioxidant, she is getting better every day. I attribute her new energy and improving liver enzymes to the use of this product. My vet has also been impressed with her continuing recovery. She loves it, so it is easy to administer. She is a small dog and has had not side-effects to milk thistle. Highly recommend this product for dogs with liver problems. *

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Sabrina - Vermont | August 16, 2014

Excellent product! We purchased this for our 15 year old Shih Tzu who has declining liver function . After about a month her liver enzymes have greatly improved and she has become more active and alert. Thanks so much !!! We will continue to use Milk Thistle along with Tripsy . *

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K. Gibbs - Nevada | July 31, 2014

We have a 7 1/2 year old Chihuahua who was acting off. She would seem down and then it got worse to her stiffening up. We had traveled all around visiting a number of vets but no one could tell us what was going on. The only thing was that her liver and kidney enzymes were slightly elevated. We all thought that we were going to lose her but I did my own research and found the NHV Milk Thistle. We gave it a try and that seemed to have made her better. We had stopped using for a while now (as she was all better) but now the symptoms are coming back. We have just made our order for more. *

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G Holt - Wisconsin | May 23, 2014

We have been giving our dogs Milk Thistle since August 2013 and we love it. Our vet had recommended it for my dog with liver disease and it has really helped. We've had been looking around at other sites before and glad we found this site. NHV has exactly what we were looking for. *

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dangoody27 - North Carolina | March 5, 2014

The purest form out there. This is a vital supplement for any pet with liver issues and also for anyone following the Dog Cancer Survival Guide. I was forced to buy a competitor's product and it smelled like straight alcohol (only bought it because NHV was sold out!). Don't make that mistake to save a few bucks - your pet will thank you! *

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Natalie - North Kinstown, RI | May 16, 2013

I give my Bichon, Gracie, Milk Thistle twice a day, in her food, using 15 drops with each meal. She was diagnosed with advanced liver disease she's 13 years old and the vet advised putting her down. After giving Gracie many different medications, I was desperate to try anything, and so I ordered Milk Thistle. It is now 2 months since she has been
on this, and she is getting better every day. She has even gone back to walking. I am really thankful for Milk Thistle saving his life. *

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Ty - Washington | May 16, 2013

This is definately keeping my dog (10 yr old lab) Ty alive. I put drops directly in my sweethearts mouth to make sure he gets every drop. I noticed a drastic change in Ty's condition in just a couple of days. He was very lathargic and barely active, didn't act at all like himself and with in a week he had his sparkle back in his eyes and we have been giving this to him for over a year now. We ran out one time and noticed a major decline in his health in just a couple of days. We wont be running out ever again! By the way before we found this product he was diagnosed with exstream liver failure. His numbers we in the high 900's and should of been between 5-100. This stuff really saves lives!! Happy Boy! THANKS NHV *

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Kerry - Jacksonville, NC | May 16, 2013

My dog is 12 years old she had been to the vet many times. Although the medicine I was given at the vet was helping, it was not enough and she was so very sick. Her liver was shutting down and she was wasting away to nothing. She was only given a few more weeks to live! Out of desperation I started search the internet for natural products for the liver. I found the Milk Thistle and am so glad I tried the milk thistle it is wonderful! She is better every day! *

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Tracey - Scottsdale, AZ | May 16, 2013

I just squirt one plunger full by mouth twice daily and it is very quick and easy. With out this Tucker barely would get up he was so sick. After just a few does of this I could notice a big improvement. Once I ran out before reordering and he was sick in a short time. we never run out again! *

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