Dorwest Milk Thistle Tablets

Dorwest Milk Thistle Tablets
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A potent herbal concoction, Dorwest Milk Thistle contains the highly active ingredient Silymarin, a powerful element, whose beneficial effects on the liver are well documented. Firstly, Silymarin seeks out and transforms free radicals into harmless compounds, reducing the potential damage these natural products can cause. Using only top quality Milk Thistle, Dorwest's quality supplement is a market leading herbal product. 100% natural formulation.


Milk Thistle seed extract 100mg (80% Silymarin).

Excipients: Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, DC Dextrose, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate USNF, Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Vegetable, Magnesium Stearate.


  • Protein - 0.41%
  • Oils and Fats - 0.8%
  • Fibre - 17%
  • Ash - 1.4%

Feeding Guidelines

Special warning: This product should only be used when the liver is in need of support.

1 tablet per 5kgs bodyweight daily, split into at least two amounts per day

  • Use during pregnancy and lactation: Not recommended
  • Age from which can be used: 8 weeks of age
  • Interactions: Can be given in conjunction with any other medication under veterinary advice
  • Long or short term use: Both as the condition requires
  • Sugar coated tablet: No

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Reviews (9)

Summary of Reviews for Dorwest Milk Thistle Tablets

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
9 out of 9 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (6 reviews)
4 stars (2 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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35 Milk thistle tablets
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By on 27 March 2019

For several years now this product has proved effective as part of the on going treatment of our Labrador's occasional liver problem. Initially recommended by our vet, now purchased regularly from VioVet.

Customer recommends this product

45 Milk Thistle Tablets
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By on 8 June 2017

My Border Terrier has liver disease and this product supports his liver on a daily basis.

Customer recommends this product

55 Kidney failure
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By on 2 October 2016

Hoping they will help Elmleas kidney function as she's in the first stages of kidney failure

Customer recommends this product

45 So far so good
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By on 21 November 2015

Got these tablets on recommendation of our vet. My elderly boxer has severe liver disease and was rapidly losing weight since taking these while he hasn't gained weight he hasn't lost anymore. He is quite happy and not suffering apart from loss of appetite as long as he's happy we'll keep fighting.the service from vivovet is outstanding. Many thanks for their prompt service

Customer recommends this product

55 Dorwest milk thistle
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By on 12 April 2015

My vet prescribed Samylin supplement for my dog who has high a enzyme count in her liver. These cost approx £100 per month but she was doing well on them, then someone suggested Milk Thistle had similar ingredients so l decided to try them and l think they are equally effective

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Dorwest Milk Thistle Tablets, including answers from our team.

13 August 2021 at 8:21pm

Tablet conc

How mgs per tablet

Hi, this is for my elderly bunny. How many mgs per tablet please and also will this disolve quite well crushed in water?

  • VioVet Staff

I jave contacted the manufacturer who have advised the following:

This product isn’t made for rabbits. It is only licensed for dogs
and cats so we are unsure whether this product would be suitable for a
rabbit’s digestive
system, and if they would be able to break down the ingredients properly.
Rabbits are incredibly sensitive. It is at your own discretion if you wish to try this product and any use would unfortunately be going against our

We’ve not tried to dissolve them in water, so we are not sure if they would dissolve easily or not, but they aren’t
sugar coated at all. They have a light film coating which should
dissolve pretty easily
if required.

11 May 2016 at 7:11pm

Use with metacam?

Gemma Smith

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Can I use with metacam? My 13 year old collie has issues with elevated liver enzymes in the past and I'd like to try this

  • VioVet Staff

Milk Thistle is often used alongside NSAIDs such as Metacam and this might well be beneficial. It should be perfectly safe to do this. The main thing is to ensure that you do not overdose the Metacam and that you stop Metacam if there are signs of ill-health, such as vomiting, diarrhoea or going off food. (Having said that, Metacam is extremely safe in fact if you get these things right and it provides huge benefits to dogs which they cannot derive from other means.)

30 April 2016 at 7:26pm


Marlene Davis

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: West Midlands, United Kingdom

Can I take my 14 year old Staffie off Hepatic food and give her Dorwest milk thistle. The vet told us a year ago that she had slight liver damage after havin a slight bleed for about an hour nothing since the and that was last May. The Hepatic food is making her fat so I want to take her off it and put her on James Wellbeloved wet food and give her Dorwest as well she was on them before but I was told to stop them because she was having Hepatic and did not need both please advis she is fine when she passes urine and her poo is normal just need to get her weight down she is 27 kg .

  • VioVet Staff

The liver diet has a range of factors intended to support dogs with liver problems. How many of these, if indeed any, are still of use to her is impossible for me to say. Generally speaking, ongoing liver problems are associated with weight loss, so I am unsure how much of a problem she still has.

I would also say that weight gain is much more a function of how much food is consumed rather than the type of food. If she is overweight, she has been eating too much. If you feed her less, she will lose weight. It really is as simple as that (as far as it goes. Feeding her less might leave her hungry, with all the attendant considerations that has, but health-wise, she just needs to eat less.) Lots of dogs are overweight on James Wellbeloved diets and they often need to be restricted in amount, especially as dogs get older and slower.

If she still has any liver issues, she is better off on the proper liver diet. The best way to tell would be some blood tests. As far as the Milk Thistle is concerned, personally I would be inclined to give it anyway. I might also stop the liver diet and feed whatever you want, but I am not in a position to be able to say that is the right thing to do. I would also feed the amount of food which produces the correct bodyweight, whichever food I chose. Her weight really is just a product of the amount she is eating, there is no mystique to it.

15 November 2015 at 12:29pm

Puppy with extrahaptic systemic shunt

Judith Wase

Yes or No and what dose ?

  • VioVet Staff

Dogs with a hepatic shunt do not typically have a damaged or "stressed" liver, so they are not so likely to benefit from this product. The shunt means of course that blood from the diggestive system is by-passing the liver completely and so is not being filtered and purified as it should be. This is usually more a surgical problem than a medical one. Your vet will be able to advise on measures you can take to alleviate it somewhat, but Milk Thistle I would expect to have no real effect in a typical case.

9 September 2014 at 9:21am



  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: West Midlands, United Kingdom

A recent blood test showed some early liver problems for my dog. Early stages so our vet has not recommended any further treatment as yet. Would milk thistle be a useful supplement to help stabilise the condition and help minimise the liver damage?
Also, my dog weighed 24.3kg at his last 'weigh in', how many tablets would you suggest? Thank you.

  • VioVet Staff

Tests for liver damage are very sensitive and so your dog might have a very minor/temporary problem. Hopefully that will be the case but would be sensible to repeat some blood tests periodically, to monitor how things are going. In the meantime these tablets would be a good idea to give to support the liver. The correct dose would be 5 tablets daily, given in 2 or 3 doses divided through the day.

28 July 2014 at 7:36pm

Hepatosyl / Milk thistle


The vet has prescribed hepatosyl 200mg for my 12 yr old border terrier, as her liver needs help, but I was wondering if milk thistle would work just as well?

  • VioVet Staff

Milk Thistle can in itself provide significant help for liver problems. However using just a straight herbal supplement would probably be less predictable than Hepatosyl. Lots of factors affect the usefulness of Milk Thistle ( such as growing and processing conditions). These things tend to be optimised better in proprietary brands (though that might equally apply to a good supplier of Milk Thistle.) However they still vary a great deal from batch to batch, let alone between brands. The levels of active ingredients are often not standardised or consistent. The extra ingredients in Hepatosyl Plus are however of more reliable and significant benefit, so I would choose this product personally.

30 May 2014 at 11:12pm

Tablet size

Janet Jago - Lee

  • VioVet customer since 2018
  • From: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

How big are the tablets, can they be given by mouth, are they small enough?

  • VioVet Staff

The tablets are 1cm diameter and are usually fine to be given to dogs whole. If not you can split them into smaller parts or crushed and fed with food.

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