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What is Denosyl Used For?

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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.

View the weight tables below and select the correct Denosyl concentration for more information.


Body Weight Tablet Concentration Daily Tablets
Up to 12 pounds (<5.5 kg) 90 mg 1
Over 12 pounds (>5.5 kg) 90 mg 2


Body Weight Tablet Concentration Daily Tablets
Up to 12 pounds (<5.5 kg) 90 mg 1
13-34 pounds (6-15.5 kg) 225 mg 1
35-65 pounds (16-29.5 kg) 425 mg 1
66-120 pounds (30-54.5 kg) 425 mg 2
Over 120 pounds (>54.5 kg) 425 mg 3