Q.I adopted a seven-year-old dog from the shelter who is lyme positive. His liver enzymes are fine except the alkaline phosphaste is 217. I presently give him Vetri Science multiple, Missing Link for his omegas, and Jointagen. Should I give milk thistle?
A.Our research taught us that the enzyme alkaline phosphatase, though actually produced in the liver, metabolically references the function of the adrenal glands. I would say yes to the milk thistle and would also recommend an adrenal glandular supplement as well as a liver glandular. Also, by definition, you have an elevation in an enzyme designated alkaline, so giving vitamin C in the ascorbic acid form would be indicated.