Dr. Mercola's Digestive Enzymes
Enzymes are specialized proteins that are responsible for thousands of important functions in the body. One of their most important jobs is to break down and absorb nutrients from food. Supports the proper digestion of the protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Help support diet change and a healthy digestive tract.
Both digestive enzymes and probiotics enhance your dog’s natural digestion but each of them works differently to support the digestive system. Both digestive enzymes and probiotics are naturally occurring in whole foods.
So, why does your dog need to be supplemented with digestive enzymes and probiotics? There are a variety of conditions which will be helped by the use of these supplements.
Your dog suffers from allergies. Digestive enzymes can help break down the proteins that cause the allergic reactions helping the dog to digest those proteins with fewer consequences.
Your dog has been on antibiotics. Antibiotics strip the stomach and intestines of all bacteria, unfriendly and friendly. Probiotics restore the good bacteria to a healthy level. Digestive enzymes enhance digestion that is inhibited by the antibiotics.
Your dog vomits, has gas or burps. Each of these can be a sign of inhibited or partial digestion. Both digestive enzymes and probiotics can decrease these symptoms by enabling the digestive system to work more efficiently.
Your dog has diarrhea. Probiotics can quickly replenish the good bacteria in the gut which can help firm the stool and reduce their frequency.
Your dog has liver disease. The digestive enzyme, Lipase, breaks down and digests fat. This means there is less fat for the liver to deal with and therefore less stress on the liver.
Your dog is an active performance dog. Active dogs definitely need to utilize the food they consume to fullest to support their endurance and muscular strength. Digestive enzymes help make every bite they take count.
Your dog has Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Digestive enzymes help break down the proteins, fats, and starches to create better digestion and increase the absorption of nutrients which will help alleviate the symptoms of IBD.
Your dog is traveling, being boarded or in training. Stress of any kind often creates a reduction in friendly bacteria in the gut sometimes resulting in diarrhea or upset tummy. Digestive enzymes reduce the stress from the gut level and probiotics repopulation the healthy flora.
Most dogs, in fact, will benefit from the use of supplemental digestive enzymes and probiotics. They help your dog get the most nutritional value from the food eaten resulting in good health that shows from their energy level to their shiny coats to their healthy joints.