My doc put Guinness (13 year old chocolate) on Marin Liver Supplement a while back. I tricked him for a while.
He's fed up. I'm out of tricks. He'll go on a 24+ hour hunger strike rather than eat a bowl of his favorite canned food "contaminated" with Marin.
My normally helpful clinic gals are clueless on this one.
Is there an alternative format of this supplement that isn't disgusting?
Do you have a link that describes the supplement? Ingredients, etc. I've never heard of it.
I don't know about the suppliment. I do know we have one heck of a time getting Comfortis down Sophie! She can smell it a mile off! We have tried ice cream and peanut butter, putting it in hot dogs, just about anything you can think of. These dogs are smart! The last time, I disolved it in ice cream and she still wouldn't eat it! If you find a good way to fool these dogs, let me know!
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
Marin for Dogs Nutritional Liver Supplement - 1800PetMeds
I'd never heard of it till Guinness' liver went South, showed up in his last blood test.
Yeah no kidding. He won't even eat a plain pill pocket now, without the pills anywhere close. It must taste terrible.
The active ingredients should all be available at a local health food store, why not just ask your vet about dosages and make your own? That way you could bake the ingredients into a cookie or something that he would like.
So I went to Vitamin Cottage last night. They have a huge selection of milk thistle extract, who knew? I got 2 different types of liquids and two bottles of capsules for less than 30 tablets of Marin from my vet.
I tried both of the liquids. They don't have a strong smell or taste to me, Guinness wasn't too sure, he ate about half his food. I expect the rest will be gone when I go home for lunch.