Does your pet eat mostly commercially processed food such as kibble or canned food? If so, there’s a good chance she isn’t receiving all the enzymes she may need. Even though your pet’s body can make some of the enzymes needed to digest food, it relies on the naturally occurring enzymes in food to aid in optimal digestion.
When it comes to digestive enzyme supplements, it’s a mistake to think that “one size fits all” or that one digestive enzyme product works for every type of pet food. The amount of carbohydrate, or sugar, in your pet’s food determines what type of enzymes he needs. In other words, enzymes should match the diet.
For highly processed diets like kibble that are high in starches and carbohydrates, including rice, ancient grains, potatoes or legumes, your pet needs a specialized digestive enzyme formula that can handle the heavy carb load. Digestive Enzymes for Cats & Dogs on Kibble Diets or Pets with Sensitive Stomachs contains nine human-grade enzymes from porcine pancreas as well as select fungal sources, plus Papain from papaya, Bromelain from pineapple and Betaine Hydrochloride for the optimal digestion of high-carbohydrate diets. Why sensitive stomachs? Pancreatin, a pancreatic enzyme typically found in formulas designed for meat-based diets, can boost stomach acid and potentially irritate sensitive stomachs when the diet contains lower levels of protein.
Digestive Enzyme for Cats & Dogs formulated for pets with sensitive stomachs contains lower levels of pancreatic enzymes. Provide your pet with the right combination of enzymes to match his diet, and support his digestive function with Digestive Enzymes for Cats & Dogs on Kibble Diets or for Pets with Sensitive Stomachs.
Guaranteed Analysis per Scoop (800 mg):
Crude Protein (Min) .... 5.5%
Crude Fat (Min) .... 3.5%
Crude Fiber (Max) .... 53.5%
Moisture (Max) .... 5%
* papain (Papaya) .... 300,000 FCC-PU (note 1)
* Alpha-Amylase (Porcine Pancreas) .... 2,500 U USP (note 2)
* Protease (Porcine Pancreas) .... 2,500 U USP (note 3)
* Alpha-Amylase (Aspergillus otyzae) .... 500 DU (note 4)
* Lipase (Porcine Pancreas) .... 200 U USP (note 5)
* Cellulase (Trichoderma longibrachiatum) .... 150 CU (note 6)
* Hemicellulase (Aspergillus niget) .... 100 HCU (note 7)
* Xylanase (Trichoderma longibrachiatum) .... 60 XU (note 8)
* Bromelain [Pineapple (Stem)] .... 60 GDU (note 9)
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog or Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
Calorie Content (Calculated): 1684 kcal ME/kg or 1.34 kcal ME/800 mg scoop.
Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Betaine Hydrochloride, Papaya, Pineapple Stems, Porcine Pancreas, Fungal Blend (Aspergillus olyzae, Trichoderma longibrachiatum, Aspergillus niger).
Note 1: Contains a source of papain which can hydrolyze protein.
1 FCC-PU of papain activity equals the amount of papain that produces 1 mcg of tyrosine from casein under standard test conditions.
Note 2: Contains a source of alpha-amylase which can hydrolyze starch.
1 U USP of amylase activity equals the amount of pancreatin that hydrolyzes 0.16 pEq of glycosidic linkages per minute under standard test conditions.
Note 3: Contains a source of protease which can hydrolyze casein.
1 U USP of protease activity equals the amount of pancreatin that produces the equivalent 15 nmol of tyrosine from casein per minute under standard test conditions.
Note 4: Contains a source of alpha-amylase which can hydrolyze starch.
1 DU of amylase activity equals the amount of alpha-amylase that will dextrinize soluble starch with the presence of a beta-amylase at the rate of 1g/h at 30° C under standard test conditions.
Note 5: Contains a source of lipase which can hydrolyze triglycerides.
1 U USP unit of lipase activity equals the amount of pancreatin that produces 1 uEq of acid per minute under standard test conditions.
Note 6: Contains a source of Cellulase which can hydrolyze beta-1, 4 glucosidic bonds.
1 CU of cellulase activity equals the amount of activity that produces a fluidity change of 1 in 5 minutes under standard test conditions.
Note 7: Contains a source of hemicellulase which can hydrolyze locust bean gum.
1 HCU of hemicellulase activity equals the amount of activity that produces a fluidity change of 1 in 5 minutes in a locust bean substrate under standard test conditions.
Note 8: Contains a source of xylanase which can hydrolyze xylose.
1 XU of xylanase activity equals the amount of enzyme that can liberate 1 ymol of xylose per minute under standard test conditions.
Note 9: Contains a source of bromelain which can hydrolyze casein.
1 GDU of bromelian activity equals the amount that liberates 1mg of nitrogen from gelatin in 20 minutes under standard test conditions.
Directions for Use:
For best results, divide your pet's daily serving amount equally between meals. Mix each portion with food.
Animal Type Serving Amount Scoop(s)
Cats (2+ lbs.) .... 0.5g (1/2 scoop)
Toy Breed Dogs (up to 14 lbs.) .... 1g (1 scoop)
Small Breed Dogs (15 - 29 lbs.) .... 1.5g (1.5 scoops)
Medium Breed Dogs (30 - 49 lbs.) .... 2.5g (2.5 scoops)
Large Breed Dogs (50 - 79 lbs.) .... 3g (3 scoops)
Giant Breed Dogs (80+ lbs.) .... 4g (4 scoops)
This product is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only.
Dr. Joseph Mercola founded Mercola.com in 1997 as a portal for natural health information and resources. It is one of the first health websites established to cater to readers who are interested in holistic medicine.
Around 2007, Dr Mercola wanted to develop and produce a comprehensive natural health product line for pets. For a little over two years, he searched to bring on a holistic veterinarian who shared the same principles and philosophies on natural health that he has. In November of 2009, he reached out to Dr. Karen Becker. Dr Mercola was impressed with Dr Karen’s 20 years of veterinary experience, plus the research of creating protocols for pet products that integrated human-grade ingredients. So with like-minded mission and purpose, Dr. Mercola Healthy Pets was born. Our canine, feline, and even some other of our pet companions can be treated with some of the same heath regimens as humans, with supplements like probiotics and vitamin B just to name a couple, to take control of their health.
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