Does my dog need digestive enzymes?
Enzymes are responsible for every metabolic reaction that takes place in your body. Of course this also applies to your dog. Our bodies use enzymes to digest and use food. There are two sources of these enzymes: enzymes in the food itself and enzymes that our bodies produce.
But what happens to the enzymes when the food is heavily processed? Unfortunately, the heating and processing often destroys the naturally occurring enzymes in food. This is one of the many reasons why eating fresh natural foods is a good thing. If our food lacks enzymes our bodies will try to make more but this process puts more stress on the body to produce these necessary enzymes.
Now think of your typical pet food. Most pet foods are heavily processed. Therefore most dogs –even raw fed - can benefit from digestive enzyme supplements. If your pet is eating processed food, they could be missing important enzymes. Having the proper amount of digestive enzymes can provide a better immune health, skin, coat, joints and teeth.
Symptoms of Digestive Enzyme Deficiency in Pets include:
- Foul smelling stool
- Undigested food in your pet’s stool
- Bad breath
- Belching and gas
- Vomiting undigested food (3-4hours post meal)
What can you do?
If possible transition to more raw foods (species appropriate) diets. This will help return the natural enzymes to your pet’s diet. Supplement your pet’s diet with Good Shepherd Can-Addase.
Can-Addase is a high quality digestive supplement for dogs. Can-Addase contains protease, lipase and amylase enzymes which aid in the digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates respectively. In addition to these enzymes, Can-Addase also contains a uniquely formulated quality of pure lactobacilli that are bacteria naturally found in the intestine and that play an important role in nutrition by maintaining the intestinal degree of acidity.
Can-Addase is a product of Canada.