Why is doing a cleanse necessary?
Dogs live in a challenging environment. The canine liver processes the toxins, pollution and chemicals found everywhere in our world. A semi-annual liver cleanse is the best way to ensure your dog’s liver is in top-notch shape and your dog is healthy and lives a long life.
How often and how long do you have to do a cleanse?
*Give 1/2 the daily dose of Livton in the morning and 1/2 in the evening. Give Livton with food.
We recommend giving GreenMin, our whole food supplement, on an ongoing basis. GreenMin provides the body with the essential minerals needed for optimal function and replaces toxins in the body.
Are there any side effects from taking Livton and GreenMin, like more bowel movements or loose stool?
Livton helps expel toxins from the liver and the body, so we expect to see changes in stool, mucous passing, some diarrhea and sometimes ear or skin irritation as the body adjusts and rids itself of these toxins.
Side effects usually only last a few days to a week, but if they become severe, we recommend reducing the dose until the body adjusts.
Can my dog continue to take other supplements or medications while doing a cleanse?
Livton can be used in conjunction with Natural Healing supplements and most other supplements, as well as conventional medications. However, we don't recommend using supplements with the same main ingredients as Livton at the same time. For example, if the supplements you're using contain milk thistle or any of the other main ingredients found in Livton, then we recommend you stop using one of them.
We always recommend checking with your treating veterinarian before adding any supplements to your dog's routine.
Below is a link to the ingredients in Livton.
At what age is it safe to do a cleanse?
GreenMin can be given at any age, including to pregnant and nursing mothers. Young and senior animals, in particular, can benefit because they are prone to deficiencies that can cause growth and developmental abnormalities and a shortened lifespan. It is recommended Livton is started at 12-months-old.
How do I introduce GreenMin and Livton supplements?
Please read the following link.
Are there any risks from using Livton on an ongoing basis?
Livton is not recommended for long-term use. If you wish to continue giving it longer than the recommended period, you need to work with your treating veterinarian to monitor your dog's condition. We have not seen any negative side effects from taking Livton for longer periods, but we do not recommend it without the proper supervision.
My dog may have a liver disorder. Is Livton safe to use?
Livton is a human product so the label says not to use it in the case of a liver disorder. However, Dr. Dobias has found it to be very beneficial for dogs with liver disease. Dogs with any medical condition should use Livton under the supervision of their veterinarian.
My dog is on several supplements for cancer. Is it ok to keep him on the cancer supplements while cleansing? Should I shorten the cleanse time?
Livton is a liver cleanse and contains various herbs. We suggest you take a look at this link for cautions and contraindications to ensure your dog does not have any of the conditions listed.
Dr. Dobias doesn’t recommend doubling up ingredients in natural supplements. For example, if you are already giving your dog a supplement that contains milk thistle, we wouldn’t recommend using Livton with that product.
Is GutSense intended for all ages?
Yes, it is. We respect nature, where no mammals have a different diet for the young and seniors, with the exception of nursing animals.
GutSense is a whole food, raw formula that is good for all ages.
What is the difference between GutSense and human probiotics?
GutSense is a probiotic formula custom made for dogs. Most canine probiotics are made of human probiotic bacteria strains. GutSense is different. We have meticulously cherry-picked each probiotic strain to reflect the natural microflora of dogs, NOT humans.
Is GutSense for dogs with digestive problems or is it appropriate to use it as a daily probiotic?
GutSense is appropriate to use as a daily probiotic.
What is the percentage of probiotics in each capsule?
The individual colonies of bacteria, or CFU count, is 10.1 billion per two capsules. We also include prebiotic as 'food' for the bacteria to ensure it's survival within the capsules and through your dog's stomach acid, so it can reach the gut and the culture can flourish there.
Will the HairQ test tell me why my dog likes or dislikes certain foods or has a certain medical condition?
The test results will show the deficiencies and toxicities in your dog. HairQ Test results are for additional information only. They are not indicative of any medical problems, but can help lead you in the right direction for seeking diagnostic testing if your dog is experiencing any symptoms that are unexplained.
How much hair do you require for the HairQ test?
The test requires a minimum of Tablespoon or 125mg of hair to be cut to run the test. We cannot accept hair that has been brushed out or shed, it must be cut close to the skin.
How do I read the results? Is a consultation included?
Although a consultation is not included, a supporting document with a general outline of the most common toxins and mineral deficiencies is provided along with the test results. Information on the HairQ product page may be useful and we recommend doing some research online about your unique test results.