Milk thistle, also known as Silybum Marianum is an herb that has been used for thousands of years by humans for its powerful medicinal properties. The active ingredient is Silymarin which contains flavonoids that have many beneficial properties including:
- Antioxidant (acts as free radical scavengers)
- Promotes cellular regeneration and repair
- Removes toxic chemicals that can accumulate in your cat’s system
Milk thistle is one of the few herbs that have no equivalent in conventional medicine and has many uses. You can read about the many applications of Milk Thistle for cats and dogs on Dr. Hillary Cook's blog.
Milk Thistle for Liver Function
- Assists with detoxifying a damaged liver
- Enhances the regenerative effects by supporting and strengthening the liver
Milk Thistle for cats with liver disease is glycerin-based and safe for long-term use. This potent herbal formula provides excellent preventative support and can be taken in conjunction with conventional treatment.
Milk Thistle for Kidney Function
- Improves kidney function as well as aiding the damage that can occur in the body due to the use of drugs, radiation therapy, diabetes, and infections.
- Preliminary studies have shown Milk Thistle to improve markers associated with diabetic kidney disease in blood and urine.
Milk Thistle for Anti-Cancer Support
- Due to the antioxidant properties, Milk Thistle may help reduce or slow down the growth of specific cancer cells.
- May protect and prevent cancer cells from dividing in your cat’s body.
Milk Thistle may also be beneficial to cats undergoing chemotherapy as Silymarium may enhance the activity of certain chemo drugs.
You can read Peachez's Story with Milk Thistle for cats and how it helped her with cancer and liver problems.
NHV’s certified organic Milk Thistle is a safe herb that is recommended and used by holistic practitioners. All of our products are all-natural and formulated by veterinarians with a focus on comprehensively supporting the health and well-being of your feline family member.
If you have questions about Milk Thistle or any of our plant-based products, ask an NHV expert because at NHV we want your kitty’s health to be purrfect!
- item number
- 0.70 LBS
- 3.4 fl. oz. (100ml)
- life stages
- adult, senior, kitten
- made in
NHV’s Milk Thistle for Cats contains just one ingredient.
- Certified Organic Milk Thistle Seed
Pet's Weight Dosage
To be taken twice daily. All NHV supplements are designed to be used together, and can, therefore, be given at once for convenience.
Select your pet's weight to determine the correct dose.
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
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.
What is silymarin?
Silymarin is the active compound in Milk Thistle that helps to protect the liver.
What is the concentration of silymarin in your Milk Thistle?
NHV Milk Thistle is 80-90% silymarin.
Can I use Milk Thistle long term?
Milk Thistle for cats is absolutely safe to be given long term, even if your pet has no existing health conditions.
Is it more beneficial to purchase silymarin separately?
Check with your vet. The milk thistle we use is organic milk thistle seed and is from a whole source.