Q. Our dog has liver issues and was recommended for her to take milk thistle. How much is safe to give her?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If you are looking for a dog-safe product that contains milk thistle, there are several dog formulated liver supplements on the market including Denamarin, Denosyl and Marin. These all include milk thistle as a major ingredient and will have dosing instructions on the side of the package to easily follow for your dog. Your vet may also have them readily available for you to get. If you're looking to go a more natural route for milk thistle, many natural and holistic pet stores carry a product similar to Super Milk Thistle X, which again should have a dosing chart on the product label. When looking for a product, milk thistle can be listed as either milk thistle, or by its alternative name of silybin/silymarin.