Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my dog/cat take the Greenleaf Capsules as well as the Kidney Tablets?
A. Yes. Our tablets and supplements can be taken in any combination.

Q. My dog/cat has been taking Denes Garlic Tablets for 2 months now, should I stop them? Will it do any harm to give them all the time?
A. All of our remedies and supplements are safe to give long-term and, in fact, you will often get better results if you do. Many owners give GarlicGreenleaf and All in One on a daily basis to keep their animals in peak condition.

Q. Someone recommended Denes Kidney Tablets for my cat, which has cystitis, but I’m worried it will harm her kidneys. Is this right?
A. No. Denes herbal remedies can be given to help prevent problems occurring, as well as to relieve symptoms already present. They will not have a harmful effect on healthy organs.

Q. My dog/cat has been taking Denes Greenleaf Capsules for 4 days and he/she is no better, does that mean the tablets aren’t working?
A. No. Herbs have a subtle effect and it can take up to two weeks for them to start working and about a month for an improvement to be seen. This is especially true of chronic conditions.

Q. Can I crush the tablets and put them in food?
A. Yes. Denes even sell a Pill Crusher to make it easier for you. (Order online or direct from Denes on 0117 370 6451)

Q. My bitch/queen is pregnant/feeding her young, is it OK to give your tablets?
A. In general our tablets (except Raspberry Leaf and All in One) should not be given to pregnant or nursing animals. They can be given once again when the young are weaned.

Q. My dog has a very dry coat and I am thinking of giving her your Evening Primrose Oil capsules. However she is also epileptic and I have heard that evening primrose oil can make this condition worse. Is this correct?
A. Yes, this is unfortunately true. Evening primrose oil is known to make some epileptic animals worse so we would not recommend it in this situation. However our All-in-One+ Powder and Greenleaf Capsules can also help with skin problems and are worth considering as alternatives.

Q. I gave my dog/cat the Greenleaf Capsules and he had diarrhoea. Should I stop them?
A. It is extremely rare for this to happen. None of our products should cause diarrhoea. The only time this might happen is if either your dog or cat has a sensitive stomach or if they are allergic to nettles (or any other herb in our tablets), although this once again is very rare. It’s probably wise to stop giving the tablets if you suspect either of these problems. Occasionally the nettles in the Greenleaf Capsules can cause the motions to become softer than usual and tinged green for a few days. The urine may also smell stronger. This is normal and will pass. Don’t stop giving the tablets.

Q. Can I give Denes medicines or supplements to my rabbit/horse/etc.?
A. Our medicines are licensed for use only in dogs and cats and our supplements have been formulated for use in dogs and cats only. If you give them to other animals, you will have to take responsibility for any adverse effects. The exception is Probiotic+ Powder, which we know is safe to give to rabbits and small rodents.

Q. Can I give my dog or cat your tablets while s/he is taking veterinary treatment?
A. On the whole, the two can be given at the same time. There are some exceptions and it is better to check with us first or your own vet.

Q. What is meant by meat/animal derivatives?
A. Meat is flesh or muscle meat whilst the term animal derivatives refers simply to the ingredients that are not muscle meat. This includes the liver, kidneys and tripe (stomach), parts of the animal which would be consumed naturally if the dog or cat was living in the wild. Every ingredient is carefully chosen for its nutrient value. We only use ingredients from animals passed fit for human consumption and farmed in accordance with international welfare laws.

Q. I’ve heard a lot about wheat gluten allergies. Should I stop feeding wheat?
A. That may not be necessary. It’s true that some dogs (and some cats) are allergic or sensitive to wheat gluten and they should have a wheat-free diet. If you suspect that your dog is sensitive you should ask your vet for advice. Alternatively, eliminate wheat from the diet for about six weeks to see if that makes a difference or not. Commonly fed foods that contain wheat include bread, pasta and regular dog biscuits.

The following Denes foods are wheat-gluten free:

Dog foods – canned

  • Adult Tripe Mix Rich in Turkey
  • Senior With Chicken, Lamb & Rice
  • Senior With Turkey, Rabbit & Rice

Dog foods – dry

  • Denes OPTIONS recipes