Last visit to my vet he said her liver counts were over 7000 which is beyond bad and pointing to Cushing's. I wanted to try a supplement before spending a few hundred dollars on tests. She didn't feel good at all the first week but slowly she has perked up and is back to her spicy self. You have to wait an hour after giving the pill and it takes a little coaxing to get her to eat so I think it upsets her stomach a bit but once she gets started she eats fine. I haven't taken her back to the vet as the test is expensive but I am grateful she is feeling better thanks to the Denamarin
I have always purchased the Denamarin in the punch out pill pack, but it's not available on Chewy, so I bought the bottle. The color of the tablets is different, but all the ingredients and the size seem to be alike. I have to admit that I'm confused. These bottled tablets are much less expensive, too.
I used to get this from my vet pharmacy until for the 2nd time, they became backordered on this product for large dogs. Instead of getting 2 medium dog boxes which was much more expensive, I decided to check Chewy. Not only was the product not backordered, but it was $10 cheaper per box. I read the labels compared to the box I had at home. It's the exact same product. Love Chewy!
I wanted this supplement to help with my dog's Liver, but after taking the Denamarin for 2 1/2 weeks, Casey developed diarrhea (when she has ALWAYS had normal stools)...and it became progressively worse the longer she was on the Denamarin. I was giving her the dosage that was correct for her weight, but I couldn't subject her to the constant, worsening diarrhea. I'll be looking for alternative methods (probably natural, and diet based) to help with her Liver issues.
Last year my boxador presented with a distended abdomen, lethargy, and elevated liver enzymes. We have been giving Denamarin to her since then. Not long after she started it she began acting like her old self again. As of November, her enzymes are all back to normal except one that is barely above the parameters, but the vet isn’t worried about it because whichever enzyme it is is commonly elevated in geriatric dogs. She is 13.5 years old on Denamarin and Dasuquin, both made by the same company. These products have drastically improved her life and I would recommend them to anyone.
The vet prescribed a liver supplement to counteract the effects of the arthritis medicine my dog has to take. Denamarin has been great and keeps his liver function levels steady. I use cheese, peanut better or pill pockets to administer and he's had no bad reaction to the supplement.
I took my 13 yr old pitbull in for bloodwork as she had been drinking a ton of water and was always hungry. Her liver count couldn’t even be read by the machine. She’s been on this for almost three weeks and I’ve noticed she’s acting a lot like her old self even almost playing. She’s having less trouble on non carpeted floors also. This is her in the middle. We go back to have her bloodwork done again next month so I’m hopeful the machine will at least be able to read her numbers and she continues to improve.
Definitely a great product , our 11 year old pitmix is on it due to having some heavy duty seizure medications. A lot of the reviews comment on the medication having to be on an empty stomach … i simply give her meds before feeding time and I open her mouth and drop the pill in at the far back of her mouth … it’s not really difficult… The only problem I have is this significant price increase which is so shameful on the company’s part. Then people wonder why older dogs end up In shelters. Make pet care affordable for all.
You know, it honestly disgusts me that companies make you pay so much money for medication that is so important. My dog has liver issues. He will eventually die if he stops taking these to help control his ALT levels. His liver will fail. So every two weeks, I have to pay a ridiculous price for these pills.
My dog was on these briefly until my dog's internist changed him to a different version which could only be purchased by the practice. During the time he took these, however, his energy seemed much better and he seemed like he felt better.