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Hi Colleen. I am so sorry to hear about your guy. He is having a very difficult time but I am very proud of how you are handling this situation. The addition of Milk thistle and the S-Adenosylmethionine is a very good thing for your guy with such a bad liver disease. The dosage of silymarin is 200 mg per 10pounds so for your guy, 600 mg divided twice daily is a good dose. The rule of thumb is a percentage of the human dose such as 30% for a 30 lb dog such as yours. The container of supplement containing the silymarin will have the mg per dose of this product and you can figure it out from there.
From all my reading, there really is no way to overdose on milk thistle. the body will excrete what it does not use.
Good Luck with your guy!!!
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HI again, Colleen. The prednisone is a part of a chemotherapeutic regimen and Mikey needs to have this. If the dose is low(5-10mg), there is no harm. THis is a very low dose(a therapeutic dose is 1 mg per pound), and there are no lther alternatives for the effect that we need, unfortunately. Even if you give 5-10 mg every day, there is no harm to his alreday compromised system. A higher dose will be hard on his liver but, sometimes, you have to compromise for the best quality of life for Mikey.
Does that help, Colleen?