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    DefaultGuinness hates Marin (liver supplement) - alternative formats?

    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?

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    Do you have a link that describes the supplement? Ingredients, etc. I've never heard of it.
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo317 View Post
    Do you have a link that describes the supplement? Ingredients, etc. I've never heard of it.
    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.


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    Yeah no kidding. He won't even eat a plain pill pocket now, without the pills anywhere close. It must taste terrible.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo317 View Post
    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.

    I want a genetically modified cow with the active ingredient. Then I can just cut him a slice of beef jerky.


    Seriously though, good idea, thanks. I'll see what the drug store has and maybe put my bachelor cooking skills (cough) to work.

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    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.

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    You could also try this, I know it's available around here in a bunch of places, even some supermarkets:
    Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals - LiverTone™
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