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How much SAMe and Milk Thistle?
We have four Goldens and a Beagle. Oliver (our Beagle Boy) has elevated liver values and is hypothyroid (he's on Soloxine.)
Dr. Dodds recommended putting him on SAMe and Milk Thistle, which I did back in November 2011. Since then, his liver values have gone down ever so slightly, but not significantly. (His last blood draw was on March 1st, which was sent to Dr. Dodds/Hemopet.)
Question: does anyone know how much a 39 lb. dog should get of SAMe and Milk Thistle per day? Our vet (and Dr. Dodds) feel that you cannot overdose on these supplements, but I've read conflicting advice on that and don't want to o.d. him. (He's currently on 200 mg. of SAMe -- one tablet -- and 450 mg. -- one capsule -- of Silymarin per day.)
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