Mercola Digestive Enzymes for Cats and Dogs 4.23oz | 120g
|Product Name||Mercola Digestive Enzymes for Cats and Dogs 4.23oz | 120g|
|Nutrient Values: As of Date|
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|Nutrient Values: Chondroitin Sulfate|
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|Nutrient Values: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)|
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|Nutrient Values: Taurine|
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|Vitamins Nutrient Values: B1 (Thiamin)|
|Vitamins Nutrient Values: B2 (Riboflavin)|
|Vitamins Nutrient Values: B3 (Niacin)|
|Vitamins Nutrient Values: B9 (Folate)|
|Vitamins Nutrient Values: B12 (Cobalamin)|
|Recipe Ratio: As of Date|
|Recipe Ratio: Fat||None|
|Recipe Ratio: Bone Content||None|
|Recipe Ratio: Lean Muscle Meat||None|
|Recipe Ratio: Organ Meat||None|
|Recipe Ratio: Fruit & Veg||None|
|Recipe Ratio: Addl Supplements||None|
|Ingredients:||Microcrystalline Cellulose, Betaine Hydrochloride, Papaya, Pineapple Stems, Porcine Pancreas, Fungal Blend (Aspergillus oryzae, Trichoderma longibrachiatum, Aspergillus niger)|
|Price Per lb/kg:||CA$ 126.92 lb / CA$ 279.82 kg|
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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.
Without enzymes, digestion simply can’t happen.
When your cat or dog eats a meal, the enzymes needed for digestion come from two sources – your pet’s body and the food itself.
Even though your pet’s body makes some of the needed enzymes, it also relies on naturally occurring enzymes in food for optimal digestion.
Once food enters your pet’s mouth, various enzymes work together to break it down into smaller units so they can be absorbed. Four different types aid in the process:
Protease breaks down long protein chains into digestible amino acids.
Amylase breaks down carbohydrates and starches into simple sugars for the body to use as fuel but is only produced in small amounts in dogs and cats.
Lipase breaks down fats into free fatty acids so they can pass through the intestinal wall.
Cellulase, an enzyme not naturally produced by cats and dogs, breaks down the fibers in fruits and vegetables, including grains, to release the nutrients stored inside the cell walls.
These enzymes help unlock vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other important nutrients in the food so your pet’s body can absorb and assimilate them.
Properly absorbed nutrients benefit your pet in multiple ways – from feeling more satisfied after meals to having increased energy.
However, enzymes play a much larger role than just aiding digestion. Found in every living cell, these tiny protein molecules are one of the vital forces of life.
The Many Roles Enzymes Play in Your Pet’s Body
Your pet’s body produces thousands of enzymes that aid in a vast array of chemical reactions involving energy production, metabolism, detoxification, muscle movement and so much more.
There are two major types of enzymes: digestive and metabolic enzymes.
Digestive enzymes are produced mostly in your pet’s pancreas and are released into his duodenum to help digest food coming from the stomach. Your pet’s intestines can also secrete amylase and other digestive enzymes.
Metabolic enzymes work throughout your pet's body to help build and maintain every cell, tissue, and organ. Here are just some of the many functions other than those involved with digestion that enzymes assist with:
Support the immune system
Help reduce minor food sensitivities
Support healthy teeth and gums
Promote normal cell growth
Help maintain healthy cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range
Promote healthy skin and helps reduce excessive shedding
Support the body’s detoxification processes
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