Liver Supplement
for rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, degus

Only fresh, Certified Organic Ingredients used

 


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  • Regenerates the liver
  • Stabilizes and strengthens cell membranes
  • Prevents further damage to liver cells, rebuilds cells that have been damaged
  • Eliminates toxic build up
  • Supplies the liver with liver-protecting agents, including B vitamins, Vitamin C and lipotrophic factors

Our Liver Supplement contains silymarin and its related compounds that heals and protects the liver by increaing the number of ribosomes in the liver.

 

What causes liver problems?

 

Often, pelleted diets are responsible for liver problems:

  • Processing greatly reduces plants' nutrient value, destroys some elements that are necessary for healthy liver function, and some nutrients are turned into toxins. Obviously, when chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, degus, and other herbivores get only or mostly pellets, they are more likely to develop liver problems.
  • Diet deficient in nutrients and rich in fats (especially rancid fats; unshelled seeds turn rancid quickly), carbohydrates, and synthetic nutrients (the dangers of menadione are discussed below) can lead to liver problems. One commercial guinea pig diet actually contained 77.8 parts per million of aluminum (10 times the tolerated level in a horse). Read more about it here.
  • When herbivores get various organic hays, herbs, bark, they can better meet their need for nutrients and regulate their intake of toxins (all plants contain toxins). Animals who constrained to a singe food, do not get this chance, even if the food they get is "complete" and "balanced."


    Other crucial aspects:

    • Eliminate any exposure to toxins and chemicals
    • Use only organic hay and herbs to eliminate herbicides and pesticides
    • Rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other animals that suffer from liver dysfunction need a natural diet. Animals need nutrients from unprocessed, plant sources; also, this way less stress is put on the liver. Synthetic nutrients put strain on the liver, and some of the elements in pellets are dangerous. For example, Menadione (synthetic vitamin K) can cause severe damage to the liver ( liver cell necrosis, loss of liver function). It has been banned by the FDA from being added to human supplements. Unfortunately, it's still used in animal feeds because it's cheap
    • Animals who never get fresh, loose alfalfa hay are more likely to develop liver problems. Alfalfa induces liver detoxifying enzymes that can destroy toxins.

    Liver is one of the most important organs. Various symptoms can indicate liver imbalance in chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small pets:

    • Weight/appetite loss
    • Gastrointestinal imbalances, including diarrhea, constipation, bloating
    • Eye problems (watery, itchy eyes)
    • Arthritis

    Rabbits, guinea pits, chinchillas and other animals who suffer from hepatic lipidosis accumulate excess fat in the liver cells. Contributing factors are a diet high in fats and carbohydrates and a diet that lacks liver-protecitng elements. Toxins from infections can also interfere with fats metabolism.

    Directions: Degu – 1/3 teaspoon daily; chinchilla, guinea pig, small and medium rabbits – 1/2 teaspoon daily; larger rabbits – 1 teaspoons daily. If you are hand feeding your pet, it's best to offer the supplement 30 minutes before feeding.

     

    Ingredients: Organic milk thistle, organic dandelion root, organic nettle, organic rose hips.

     

    Safety: We only use herbs that have an excellent safety record over thousands of years of use by pets and people, and are widely used today. We do not add herbs that just look cute or sound fancy, much thought and knowledge is invested is each formula that we offer. We won't risk the well being of your pet offering sugary treats or a herbal compound that is not recommended for internal use by AHPA.

     

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