Dr. Goodpet - Canine Formula Digestive Enzymes - 7 oz. (196 g)
Dr. Goodpet Canine Formula Digestive Enzymes is designed to aid digestion and nutrient absorption. It contains concentrated enzymes in powder form, derived exclusively from plant sources. It also contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, a source of live, viable, naturally-occurring micro-organisms beneficial to digestion.
Even when we feed our dogs the best possible diet and provide vitamin and mineral supplements, many animals still do not attain the anticipated level of health. The reason could be a deficiency of digestive enzymes. Veterinarians and pet nutritionists often find such deficiencies and recommend digestive enzyme supplements. By aiding in the breakdown of food, these supplements help animals absorb more nutrients from their diet.
The results, according to the experts, include improved hair coat and skin, resistance to illness, vigor and mobility, and maintenance of good body weight. Other supplements such as Viokase and Pancreazyme can cost up to 10 times more! Research shows a strong link between enzyme deficiency and disease. Some typical signs to look for are unusual odor or consistency of the stool, animals who eat their own feces and animals who are clearly underweight despite big appetites.
Canine Digestive Enzymes can be used instead of more expensive animal based pancreatic enzyme supplements for many digestive problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Pancreatic Enzyme Insufficiency. Dr Goodpet Canine Enzymes are Lactose Free and contain only pancreatic enzymes and probiotics from natural plant sources. Protease is the enzyme that breaks down protein. Amylase works on carbohydrates and lipase on fat. Shown by research to be highly effective, less costly, and with a wider range of activity than animal-based enzyme supplements. For more technical information see microbial vs. animal enzymes.
The natural ability of dogs and cats to make their own digestive enzymes slows down with age. Digestive enzymes are important for the proper breakdown of food and the absorption of nutrients vital for good health, vitality and appearance. Signs of a digestive enzyme deficiency are gas; diarrhea, stool-eating, animals who eat grass; and animals overtly underweight despite big appetites.Can be used instead of Viokase and Pancreazyme.
The Dr. Goodpet Story
There's a real health epidemic affecting our pets. Too many dogs and cats get sick and die before their time. That's what health writer Martin Zucker learned from veterinarians and breeders while researching five different books on pet health.
In 1984 Zucker teamed up with Louis Gottlieb, a businessman with many years of experience in the pet industry, to create Dr. Goodpet Laboratories, a part of their family-owned and operated company Very Healthy Enterprises, Inc.. Starting with a single product in 1984, the company has grown steadily and now sells over 30 products, with new items being added all the time to thousands of customers nationwide, including veterinarians, breeders, groomers, trainers, pet owners and leading pet and health food chains.
Dr. Goodpet's homeopathic remedies have the distinction of being the first in the U.S. made exclusively for pets. Based on advanced European combinations used for many years, these remedies help relieve such problems as itching, flea-bite allergies, scratching, skin conditions, motion sickness, hyperactivity, diarrhea, foul breath, ear infections, pain and stiffness from arthritis, and minor eye irritations.
Dr. Goodpet vitamin and trace mineral supplements feature unique age-specific vitamin and trace mineral formulas for young, adult and senior animals, and for pregnant and lactating females. These products help boost resistance against illness and allergies, develop healthier skin, and compensate for nutritional deficiencies in less-than-perfect commercial pet food.