Nutraceuticals, or nutritional supplements, have been promoted for the ancillary treatment of liver disease in dogs. However, minimal information is available in the scientific literature about commonly used nutraceuticals, such as S-adenosylmethionine, silymarin, and vitamin E. No strong clinical evidence exists regarding the efficacy of these compounds as hepatoprotectants in canine liver disease. Until this evidence exists, individual veterinarians must assume responsibility for their decision to use nutritional supplements in their canine patients with liver disease. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
|Pages (de - à)||1171-1179|
|Nombre de pages||9|
|journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice|
|Numéro de publication||5|
|Etat de la publication||Publié - sept. 2013|