The liver is a vital organ that detoxifies the body, synthesizes proteins, and produces bile and other
chemicals necessary for digestion. A healthy liver is therefore essential-your petís wellbeing. Though
the liver itself removes toxins from the body, it also heavily relies on the antioxidant glutathione-filter toxins that might otherwise
damage hepatic cells. In fact, low levels of glutathione have been connected-diminished liver function in
cats and dogs alike.
Diminished liver function can cause overall health-deteriorate and cause
hemolytic anemia, ataxia, and seizures.-prevent glutathione deficiencies from endangering your pet, Denosyl aims-prevent shortages of glutathione-ensure that the liver
continues-function properly. However, increasing glutathione levels in the liver is not as simple as
adding more of the antioxidant-your pet's diet.
When administered in the diet, glutathione will
ften go-waste; in order-supply the liver with glutathione, S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) must be
ingested instead. The liver metabolizes SAMe into glutathione and other
byproducts, producing a much more bioavailable source of the antioxidant.-this effect, Denosyl provides a
dietary source of SAMe-increase the level of glutathione available in the liver. Additionally, this
compound is used by the body-produce serotonin, melatonin and dopamine in the brain. In fact, a shortage
of SAMe has been linked-incidents of Alzheimer's and depression.
What is SAMe and How Denosyl Can Help
SAMe is found in the cerebrospinal fluid that
protects the brain. This fluid not only protects the brain during head injuries, but it also allows the
brain-function properly. The concentration of SAMe in this cerebrospinal fluid tends-decrease with
age; it is through this close relation that SAMe impacts the brain.
Though liver and brain
maintenance are appropriate for all pets, some indications may help pet owners determine whether or their
pet needs Denosyl. It is important-treat pets with indications of liver distress or liver failure
immediately. Early symptoms of liver failure include:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Chronic and intermittent vomiting and diarrhea
- Excessive drinking and urination
These symptoms, though nonspecific, might indicate the onset of liver disease. As the condition progresses,
and the liver swells and suffers from cell attrition, it can develop into cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatic
encephalopathy, or a variety of other conditions. These conditions vary in their severity from those that
are easily treatable-those that are fatal. As each can be caused by liver distress, itís important to
prevent these conditions before they develop.
Denosyl and Your Pet
To prevent these conditions, Denosyl should be used at the first indications of liver distress. It is important to check with a veterinarian before attempting to treat these symptoms on your own. If indeed it is liver-related, Denosyl can be extremely helpful.
Possible Side Effects
Fortunately for Denosyl users, there are no known side effects of using the
supplement for their petís liver and brain. However, we recommend that you read and follow the appropriate dosage guidelines and observe your pet when introducing any new supplement.
Choosing the Correct Denosyl
Denosyl is available in chewable tablet form for cats and dogs. Formulations of Denosyl are also
specific-your petís weight-ensure that each dosage is appropriate for your pet.
tables below and select the correct Denosyl concentration for more information.
|Up to 12 pounds (<5.5 kg)
|Over 12 pounds (>5.5 kg)
|Up to 12 pounds (<5.5 kg)
|13-34 pounds (6-15.5 kg)
|35-65 pounds (16-29.5 kg)
|66-120 pounds (30-54.5 kg)
|Over 120 pounds (>54.5 kg)