How does Denamarin® work?
When liver function is compromised, the exact cause can often be difficult to determine. Supporting the liver, regardless of the cause, is essential to keep it working properly.
Denamarin also helps support your pet’s liver through the administration of silybin. Silybin is an active part of an extract from milk thistle, known as silymarin, and has been shown to support liver function by helping maintain a healthy oxidative balance.
While best known for supporting the liver in dogs and cats Denamarin also has a place in supporting brain health. Research is looking into aging and associated decreases in levels of S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) in cerebrospinal fluid, which surrounds the brain. Denamarin provides SAMe in a stabilized form to help with brain health and act as a neuroprotector. Denamarin also provides a bioavailable form of silybin which supports oxidative balance.
Denamarin has no known serious side-effects. Your veterinarian can evaluate the length of support needed through follow-up examinations, blood work, and/or other laboratory work. At home, watch for improvements in your pet’s attitude, appetite, and activity level.
Denamarin is available as enteric-coated tablets for dogs and cats and in tasty chewable tablets for dogs. Denamarin is only available from your veterinarian. Please consult your veterinarian to see if Denamarin is right for your pet.
Administration: Denamarin Tablets
For optimal absorption, tablets should be given on an empty stomach, at least one hour before feeding, as the presence of food decreases the absorption of S-Adenosylmethionine. For those owners who have difficulty administering tablets to their pets, Denamarin tablet(s) may be disguised in a small bite of food. Studies have shown that, in many cases, tablets or capsules given as a “dry swallow” do not pass into the stomach in cats but may become lodged in the esophagus. It is recommended for pet owners to administer 3-6 cc of water immediately following any tablet administration to speed passage of the tablet into the stomach.6,7 Denamarin for Cats and Small Dogs tablets are ideal for cats because of their small size. If the pet is to receive more than one tablet daily, the total number of tablets may be divided between morning and evening for ease of administration. For example, a daily administration of three tablets could be divided into two tablets in the morning and one tablet in the evening.
Denamarin can be used in conjunction with Marin®to provide additional silybin levels and the benefits of vitamin E and zinc supplementation. If Marin is used in conjunction with Denamarin, the two products should be administered 12 hours apart for best response.
Feline and Canine Denamarin Daily* Administration Guide
|Denamarin For Cats and Small Dogs
Contains 90 mg of S-Adenosylmethionine and 9 mg of silybin A+B
|Body Weight||Body Weight||Number of Tablets Per Day|
|Up to 12 lbs||Up to 5.5 kg||1 tablet|
|Over 12 lbs||Over 5.5 kg||1 Twice Daily|
*The number of tablets can be gradually reduced or increased at any time depending on the pet’s needs. Many pets are maintained long-term on every-other-day or every third-day administration.
Store in a cool dry place not to exceed 86° F. Keep tablets in original blister pack until used. Tablets are sensitive to moisture and extreme heat.
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†Source: Survey conducted in July 2012 of small animal veterinarians who recommended liver support brands.