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The Importance of Liver Health & SAMe

Does your dog or cat seem noticeably different lately? Has there been a loss of appetite or vomiting? It’s possible that your pet has liver problems. Owners typically take good care of their pets but may not know just how bad liver problems can be. Here we we describe just how vital your pet’s liver is to his or her overall health.

 
 Why Does Your Pet Need a Healthy Liver?

The liver is the largest organ of a dog or cat’s body. Here are some reasons why you should make sure your pet has a healthy liver.

  • The liver affects growth, immunity, nutrient production, energy production, and success in reproduction.
  • An unhealthy liver can cause discomfort in your pet’s lifestyle, both emotionally and physically.
  • Liver diseases can be a gateway to other diseases as the liver is connected to other vital organs.
 
Signs Your Pet May Have Liver Problems

Determining if your pet has liver problems can be difficult but with these tips, you may be able to find out earlier, preventing further liver damage.

  • Changes in eating pattern: your pet may lose his or her appetite or begin vomiting; diarrhea and fatigue may also occur.
  • High rate of enzymes: regular blood tests can show unusually high levels of liver enzymes indicating signs of liver problems.
  • Abnormal blood-clotting tests: if you think your pet ingested poison (Arsenic in rat poison and anti-freeze), canine poisoning prevents blood from clotting normally.
 
What is SAMe?

SAMe (s-adenosyl-methionine) is an antidepressant that humans use that also serves other purposes.

Some of the benefits of Denestra include:

  • Promotes Glutathione, a natural antioxidant in pets’ bodies that helps regenerate liver cells, aiding in liver health and function
  • Helps the liver break down toxins and free radicals
  • Produces feel-good neurotransmitters that improves moods
  • Reduces pain, stiffness, and inflammation derived from joint problems and arthritis
  • Has no known side effects
 
What You Can Do To Improve Your Pet's Liver Health
The health of your pet’s liver correlates with the way you manage its health. Here are some ideas to keep your dog or cat happy and healthy.
  • Veterinarian visits: nothing is more important than bringing your pet to see a vet regularly.
  • Diet: having a balanced and well-nourished diet not only keeps the liver healthy, it makes your pet energetic and happy.
  • Nutritional supplements: the food you feed your pet doesn’t always carry the nutrients and vitamins your pet needs. Supplements can help your pet’s organs function well; results can show through the coat and skin of your pet.
  • Exercise: taking your pet out for activities keeps them entertained, maintains their strength and agility, and gives you time to bond with your best friend.
 
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