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I have a x-terrier who has been diagnosed with severe end stage liver cirrhosis and the prognosis was weeks to months. He is expected to deteriorate very rapidly by the weeks. I have put him on non-prescription nutraceuticals that I bought based on the researches on the internets for liver disease(not from the vet) for the last four months since the initial prognosis because veterinary prescription drugs, like that in humans, don’t offer any chance of helping the liver to recover at this end stage of the disease, at least not from the current medical know how of the pharmaceutical industry. So, after 4 months, blood test showed no deterioration of the disease at all. Physically he seems much healthier and energetic than 4 months ago. However, his weight was still the same as 4 months ago – basically just skin and bones. His muscles has wasted about 80% of their original. This is typical of liver disease patients in end stage. The non-prescription supplements that I give him has apparently helped way more than any expensive and often toxic pharmaceutical drugs could do to stop the further progress of the disease, but one problem remains in the way – he can’t absorb enough nutrients from his food. Apparently what he ate comes out the other end almost in the same texture(undigested). They hardly look like feces but more like something that has been chewed and spat out of someone’s mouth. I even went to the extent of making puree out of his food to increase absorption but what came out the other end also looked like puree and nothing like feces at all. Then after 2-3 weeks on Dr. Goodpet’s digestive enzymes blended in with his puree, he started to gain weight – and fast! Although this does not directly help his liver to heal like the supplements mentioned above, it definitely helps indirectly for the regeneration of new and healthy liver cells due to the greater availability of nutrients as building blocks for new cells and as antioxidants to protect what’s left of the liver against toxins. I would recommend this canine enzyme formula to any dogs with weak digestive ability. By the way, if anyone is interested in the supplements I used for liver disease, it is based mainly on Dr. Burton Berkson’s successuful treatment protocol with his human patients, which uses alpha lipoic acid (MUST be taken with a vitamin B complex), silymarin and selenomethionine as the main players, along with coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E. I also incoporate other known hepatoprotective supplements as well.Remember if you’re going to adminster these to your dog you need to weight out an appropriate dose based on your dog’s body weight especially for the alpha lipoic acid and the selenomethionine since overdose could be harmful or even fatal. You need to know the mg or ug/kg body weight. If you’re unsure, don’t do it.
I am currently treating my 12 yr old german sheperd cross who has enyme deficiency.
1 teaspoon with each feed using low fat meat usually chicken mince, stools now firm and she is in good condition.
Thoroughly recommend this product for digestive issues, it has all the ingredients needed for making it easier for the digest to break down foods, my dog was getting the nutrients from the food needed instead of passing them out in her stools undigested…. important with a pancreatic dog. My dog definately improved using this product.