Sunday, August 12, 2018

Dr. Lyon's Liver Support

The FedEx man came up our driveway and mom spotted him and couldn't imagine what he was bringing us as we hadn't ordered anything. 
Miss Kristin and Miss Natalie and the generous folks at Chewy  sent us these two supplements to try and review.
 We will be reviewing Dr Lyon's Liver Support first so we can see if it makes a difference before we add the Skin and Coat.
 First off, I don't have a problem with my liver that I am aware of and mom is sort of a nutcase about adding a new supplement to my diet without doing lots of research.   She asked the intermuts why a pup with a perfectly fine liver would need a liver support supplement.

She discovered that the liver's job is to clean the body by removing toxins and waste products and aid in digestion. When the liver is not functioning properly, the toxins and waste can build up, causing dysfunction of other body systems.

And she found a wealth of information here.

Dr. Lyon's liver support contains 80mgs of silymarin (from milk thistle extract), 50mgs of N-acetyl cysteine and 50mgs of turmeric extract -whatever all this means but she says it sounds okay to her.  
So she says that I am clear to add this supplement to my daily diet.

I get one soft chew per 20 pounds of body weight daily and because I'm over 60 pounds, I can have 3 soft chews every day.  They smell so good!
 She also read:
"Your dog is exposed to toxins from his vaccinations and other drugs, flea, tick and heartworm preventatives, poor quality foods, the cleaning products you use in your home, as well as fertilizers and pesticides outside his home. Even if you don’t use these products, your neighbors probably do.
Eliminating these chemicals and using natural, non-toxic alternatives is an important first step to protecting your dog's liver."

This is my belly.   Every late spring, it begins to get red spots that turn to black spots.   We know that it's all about allergies in the grass.  We know that it's not related to food.   Mom washes my tummy daily with an organic apple cider vinegar and water mixture and sprays me with Zymox Topical Spray.  Last year she used Chlorhexidine Antiseptic Wipes and they worked great but this summer, the wipes aren't working but the spray is working and it keeps my tummy "under control". 
This problem only happens this time of the year.   My belly will soon be back to being blemish-free soon and mom is wondering if maybe Dr Lyon's Liver Support can help me out. 
We will keep you updated................

Thank you so much to Miss Natalie and Miss Kristin and the Chewy team for letting us try out this supplement!

Love ya lots♥


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are definitely interested in this product. I am currently on some liver pills from our vet because of some bad liver numbers they found in January. I will check to see if this would be a substitute for my current pills.


My Mind's Eye said...

OMCs the trials and tribulations my sweet Molly faces with her great out of door adventures. We hope this is magical for you.
Hugs and tummy kisses madi your bfff

Millie and Walter said...

We're interested to see how this works for you. It would be great if it helped with your belly too.

The Army of Four said...

Your poor belly! We hope the skin and coat support supplement helps!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We got the same liver supplement from Chewy. Mom says she is going to try it with Lightning since he is the oldest. It sounds like a great product.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Idaho PugRanch said...

we are anxious to here how this works for you
Hazel & Mabel

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That is good information to have. Praying your belly is better.

Ruby said...

Oh Molly, sorry abouts your belly, butts it looks like your Moms gots it under control. Ma takes the Milk Thistle, and it is all good! It most certainly cannot do any harm (Ma researched it ☺) Let us know how it goes!
Ruby ♥

M. K. Clinton said...

We have tried Dr. Lyon's supplements before and Bentley liked them. I avoid giving Pierre anything with his tummy issues.

Gus said...

We put in our order today! I have been taking Milk Thislle in my waters but Mum says that it is hard to tell what has been slurped up and what has been splashed. Since we just got some new foods, we may have to wait a couple of days before we get up to the ship free numbers, meanwhile...keep on splashin’

Teka Toy

Sue said...

Tess and Lola are trying that because they both had elevated liver values on their last blood tests. Mom likes the ingredients and says they should help.