For depression, arthritis AND Liver!
I took this for depression a while ago and it seemed to make a difference. Imagine my surprise when the vet said it would help my dog's liver failure! So now she's taking it, along with medication and milk thistle and a special diet, and I'll post the results in a month or two.
So far now 3 vets have told me that SAMe is critical for my dog's liver failure problem (hepatitis), along with milk thistle and vitamin E. (I also have her on schizandra, sarsparilla, licorice, artichoke and a vitamin B supplement, recommended by a vet), as well as a special liver diet (white fish and organic brown rice and veggies 2x per day, and organic chicken liver with rice 1x per day).
My dog seems to be doing better, though I don't think we're out of the woods yet. I've also started taking the SAMe again, and have noticed an instant uplift in mood. (I take St. John's wort, too, and I don't notice any changes like that.)
July 18, 2011: My 11 year old Malamute was diagnosed with liver failure in September. I gave her SAMe (switched brands to Source Naturals SAMe a couple of months ago because of ingredients), plus other supplements (see above) and later on dandelion root, and two days ago blood tests came back that her liver values are perfectly normal. I am so pleased.
BTW, I learned that dogs should not have licorice or too much vitamin E, which is similar to selenium, so just be careful.
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