OptaGest - Digestive enzymes for dogs and cats, plus the prebiotic FOS.
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
OptaGest is a complete digestive aid for dogs and cats. It contains four plant-based enzymes to assure proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. Plus, OptaGest has clinically tested levels of fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a prebiotic which provides food for the “good” intestinal bacteria.
OptaGest has NO FILLERS, such as lactose, sugars or preservatives. • OptaGest has a slightly sweet flavor that pets enjoy. • OptaGest is made in the U.S.A. and In Clover (makers of OptaGest) is a charter member of the NASC (National Animal Supplements Council).
Guaranteed Analysis Per 1/4 teaspoon:
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) ... 707mg
FOS is a prebiotic that helps friendly bacteria thrive in the intestinal tract.
Plant-Based Enzyme Blend:
Protease ... 18,556 mmoles tyrosine liberated/min./g
Protease provides protein digestion in the stomach and small intestine to build muscle.
Amylase ... 2,025 mg starch liberated/min./g
Amylase digests starchy foods to release simple sugars for energy.
Lipase ... 1,033 mmoles fatty acid liberated/min./g
Lipase digests fatty acids allowing the pet to absorb Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamins A, D, E and K.
Cellulase ... 203 relative fluidity change units of carboxymethylcellulose liberated/5 min./g
Cellulase digests cellulose, reducing the bulking effects of fibrous foods.
Suggested Daily Use:
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
300 grams — 4.4 month supply for a 50 pound dog, 13 month supply for a 10 pound cat