Bad breath, foul-smelling poop, bloating, gas, diarrhea and vomiting, as well as food sensitivities, lack of energy and joint issues can all be signs of this common problem. The good news is, there's an easy, fast-acting fix if you know what to look for.
Enzymes are tiny protein molecules found in every living cell; the two main types of enzymes most important to your pet's well-being are metabolic and digestive enzymes produced by their own bodies. There are also enzymes found in live, fresh foods
Raw, fresh food contains enzymes; however, enzymes are fragile and easily destroyed by heat; pesticides and herbicides; food preservatives, additives, artificial colorings, and flavor enhancers; and other influences
Ultraprocessed pet foods lack healthy natural enzymes; production of both canned food and kibble requires very high temperatures that destroy any live enzymes present in the food
Symptoms of digestive enzyme deficiency in dogs and cats include a variety of digestion-related issues, along with food sensitivities, lack of energy, and compromised joint health
The best way to boost your pet’s digestive enzyme supply is to feed as much living, raw food as possible, along with supplemental enzymes, if needed
Take the Guesswork Out of Preparing Homemade Dog Meals
Want to give your dog the best nutrition but don’t know where to start? Our Meal Mix and Recipe Generator have you covered! The Recipe Generator allows you to customize your adult dog’s homemade meals based on their weight, activity level, ingredient preferences and your budget, while Meal Mix fills the nutritional gaps some fresh ingredients do not contain.
Together, these tools ensure that your pet is eating the nutritionally complete and balanced diet they need for a happy, healthy life.
bark & whiskers disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Dr. Karen Becker cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make medical recommendations for your pet without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship. Your pet's medical protocol should be given by your holistic veterinarian.
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