How to detox the dog after receiving a vaccination 

Currently doing some research on if one can detox the dog if they have an adverse reaction to a Lepto vaccination

Here's some pages that have Dog vaccine detoxing articles

I'm not endorsing this, just raising that it is out there.  On the topic of detoxing after a vaccine, I asked some questions on this blog last week, and their response is below

Is there different types and strengths of Milk Thistle, or is it the same no matter where you buy it from?

I'm told that Thuja 30 is another good detox, but can't find anything on what it does and which one should be used. Any ideas? 

Kaison :)

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to read our blog, I hope you found it helpful and informative. We always recommend going with a pet specific Milk Thistle, such as our formula, to ensure it contains only pet-safe ingredients and the dosage fits their specific needs! Thuja is used in homeopathy, which is a different branch of alternative medicine, than what we normally work with or recommend. Usually for detoxing we recommend either the Milk Thistle, which primarily focuses on the liver or our Detox Gold which is meant to support all of the systems of detoxification such as the liver, GI tract, kidneys and even the skin. I hope this information helps, but please feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any other questions at all! - Pet Wellbeing Customer Care

Kaison :), many thanks for your response.

I'm in the UK, and lost a cavalier to the Lepto 4 vaccine in 2016 after it stripped his heart muscles.

Can I share your article on my website, is your product suitable for detoxing a dog that's having an adverse reaction to a Lepto vaccine, which product or products are suitable for detoxing after vaccine, and is your product available in the UK? 


Vincent :)

We are glad you found this article helpful and you are welcome to share this information on your own website. 

We do offer our products in the UK and have a dedicated website for the country. In terms of detoxification after a vaccine, Detox Gold tends to be our recommendation as it supports all the systems and organs of elimination, including the liver, the GI tract, the lymph, lungs, the skin and the kidneys to help get rid of unwanted matter/toxins. The link can be found below.

The following is from human medicines websites. It is temporary text until I can find and be provided with suitable animal health text

Thuja - AKA Thuja Occidentals

Thuja is a tree. The leaves and leaf oil have been traditionally used as medicine. Thuja is used as a flavouring agent in foods and beverages and as a fragrance in the manufacturing of cosmetics and soaps. 

Thuja Occidentalise is a more specific name for Thuja - it’s basically the plants name. 30 is just short for 30c - they are the same and have no difference. 30c/30 refers to potency. 

People use thuja for various conditions, including respiratory tract infections, cold sores (herpes labialis), osteoarthritis, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Thuja contains chemicals that might affect the immune system. It also contains a chemical called thujone that can cause brain problems.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Thuja is LIKELY SAFE when products that are thujone-free are taken in food amounts. But it is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take thuja in the larger amounts found in medicine. Large doses of thuja can cause queasiness, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and death.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if thuja is safe or what the side effects might be.

"Auto-immune diseases" such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Thuja might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using thuja.

Seizures: Taking thuja might cause seizures in some people. Don't take thuja if you have a history of having seizures. 

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

Medications that increase the chance of having a seizure (Seizure threshold lowering drugs) interacts with THUJA
Some medications increase the chance of having a seizure. Taking thuja might cause seizures in some people. Taking medications that increase the chance of having a seizure along with thuja might increase the risk of having a seizure. Do not take thuja with medication that increases the chance of having a seizure.

Some medications that increase the chance of having a seizure include anesthesia (propofol, others), antiarrhythmics (mexiletine), antibiotics (amphotericin, penicillin, cephalosporins, imipenem), antidepressants (bupropion, others), antihistamines (cyproheptadine, others), immunosuppressants (cyclosporine), narcotics (fentanyl, others), stimulants (methylphenidate), theophylline, and others.

Medications used to prevent seizures (Anticonvulsants) interacts with THUJA
Medications used to prevent seizures affect chemicals in the brain. Thuja may also affect chemicals in the brain. By affecting chemicals in the brain, thuja may decrease the effectiveness of medications used to prevent seizures.

Some medications used to prevent seizures include phenobarbital, primidone (Mysoline), valproic acid (Depakene), gabapentin (Neurontin), carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), and others.

Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants) interacts with THUJA
Thuja can increase the activity of the immune system. Taking thuja along with some medications that decrease the immune system might decrease these medications' effectiveness.

Some medications that decrease the immune system include azathioprine (Imuran), basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), daclizumab (Zenapax), muromonab-CD3 (OKT3, Orthoclone OKT3), mycophenolate (CellCept), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf), sirolimus (Rapamune), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), and other corticosteroids (glucocorticoids).


The appropriate dose of thuja depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for thuja. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Milk Thistle - AKA Silymarin

Milk thistle (silymarin) is a flowering herb related to the daisy and ragweed family. It is native to Mediterranean countries. Some people also call it Mary thistle and holy thistle.

What Is Milk Thistle Used For?

People have traditionally used milk thistle for problems with the liver and gallbladder . Experts believe silymarin is the primary active ingredient of the herb. Silymarin is an antioxidant compound taken from milk thistle seeds. It’s unclear what benefits, if any, it may have in the body, but it’s sometimes used as a natural treatment for things including cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatitis, and gallbladder disorders.

Some claim milk thistle may also:

Is Milk Thistle Good for the Liver?

There’s conflicting research on the benefits of milk thistle for liver health. It may have protective effects on the liver, preventing damage. There’s some evidence that milk thistle can treat cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis, which can be caused by alcohol abuse, autoimmune disease, or viruses. But experts say that the evidence isn’t conclusive.

Some studies also show milk thistle may help people whose liver is damaged by industrial toxins, such as toluene and xylene.

There is not enough scientific data to say whether or not milk thistle can help liver problems. Get the facts on milk thistle for the liver.

Can Milk Thistle Help People With Diabetes?

Medical research suggests that milk thistle, combined with traditional treatment, can improve diabetes. Studies have shown a decrease in blood sugar levels and an improvement in cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes.

Researchers also have found that milk thistle improved insulin resistance, a key part of type 2 diabetes.

Talk to your doctor before taking any supplements because they might interfere with your medication. Learn more about natural remedies for type 2 diabetes.

Is Milk Thistle Good for the Heart?

By lowering LDL "bad" cholesterol levels, milk thistle may lower the chance of developing heart disease. But studies on heart benefits have only been done in people with diabetes. People with diabetes often have high cholesterol. It’s unclear if milk thistle has the same effects in people without diabetes.

Milk thistle can also be taken with cholesterol-lowering medications, like statins. It can help prevent elevation of liver enzymes, which can be a side effect of the medication. Find out more on the side effects of statins.

How Much Milk Thistle Should You Take?

The best doses of milk thistle have not been established for any condition it may be used to treat. Quality and active ingredients in supplements may vary widely from maker to maker. This makes it very hard to establish a standard dose. Ask your doctor for advice.

Can You Get Milk Thistle Naturally From Foods?

People sometimes eat the stem and leaves of milk thistle in salads. There are no other food sources of this herb.

What Are the Risks of Taking Milk Thistle?

Risks. Milk thistle can trigger allergic reactions. People who are allergic to artichokes, kiwi, ragweed, daisies, marigolds, and chrysanthemums are at higher risk. People who have diabetes or endometriosis should check with a doctor before using milk thistle. While milk thistle has been traditionally used in pregnant and breastfeeding women, its safety is unknown. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, check with your doctor before using milk thistle. Milk thistle is not recommended for children.

Side effects. Milk thistle seems to have few side effects, even when taken for several years. Some people have nausea, diarrhea, itching, and bloating.

Interactions. If you take any medicines regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using milk thistle. It could interact with many drugs, including some that treat high cholesterol, infections, insomnia, and blood pressure. Since milk thistle may lower blood sugar, people with diabetes should check with their doctor before taking the herb as it may make their blood sugar fall too low.