Dogs and cats need digestive enzymes to break down their food and deliver nutrients to the rest of their body. Many pets have an enzyme deficiency because:
- Enzymes are destroyed during the processing of most commercial pet foods.
- As pets get older, they produce fewer digestive enzymes.
- Stress, anxiety, illness and antibiotics use may reduce enzyme efficiency.
Because vitamins and minerals cannot do their jobs without enzymes, a deficiency will affect not only digestion, but the pet's overall health. Signs to look for include:
- Gas, bad breath, hairballs and body odor
- Skin and coat problems - excessive shedding and itching
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Food and/or skin allergies
- Weight issues
- Poor immune health
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) - 700mg
FOS is a prebiotic that helps friendly bacteria thrive in the intestinal tract.
Plant-Based Enzyme Blend:
Amylase - 2,025 SKB/g
Amylase digests starchy foods to release simple sugars for energy.
20 lbs & under: 1/4 tsp. daily
21 lbs - 40 lbs: 1/2 tsp. daily
41 lbs - 65 lbs: 3/4 tsp. daily
66 lbs - 80 lbs: 1 tsp. daily
81 lbs - 100 lbs: 1-1/4 tsp. daily
101 lbs & over: 1-1/2 tsp. daily
100 grams - 44 day supply for a 50 pound dog, 133 day (4 month) supply for 10 pound cat.