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3 Reasons Your Pet Needs Prozyme - The Cat and Dog Digestion Aid

Why This Digestive Enzyme Supplement Can Benefit Any Pet

By Sam Bourne. December 10, 2013 | See Comments

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    Dr. Joseph J. Wakshlag, DVM

    Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition

    Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Ithaca, NY

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For pets suffering from digestive problems, prozyme is a great way to help them overcome their troubles. Containing all-natural, human-grade enzymes, this supplement is extremely useful in helping pets get the most out of their food. Here are some reasons why most pets could benefit from some prozyme in their diet.

Pets, in terms of their diet, have a tough row to hoe; they have to break down all those plant and animal based ingredients to make them usable.  Prozyme has some of those enzymes, and a few others, to help them move things along. A little sprinkle of Prozyme on your pet’s food is a great way to help them get everything they need from their food.

While some pets may benefit from Prozyme more than others, it is a supplement that should be considered for all pets with digestive issues. A few specific times when Prozyme can help are:

1. Feeding whole vegetables

We all like to indulge our furry friends with the occasional baby carrot, cup of green beans, or sprig of broccoli, especially since some dogs love their veggies. Many vegetables have nutrients dogs can use. Prozyme is a vegetable-based product that contains cellulase, an enzyme that can help in the process of breaking down vegetables. This can help your dog move vegetables along the GI tract, and may even help extract more nutrition from these vitamin and mineral rich foods.

2. Regurgitation

If your dog is having problems with regurgitation it can be due to a variety of issues that range in severity, but if your veterinarian seems to think that the cause is due to sensitive stomach issues, then Prozyme may be worth a try. Prozyme can help with the dissolution of your dog's food into the slurry it needs to become to be passed along the GI tract for absorption.

3. Diagnosed pancreatic insufficiency

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a serious disease whereby your dog or cat cannot digest their food due to a deficiency of enzymes. If your dog is diagnosed with EPI then your veterinarian will recommend a product that contains animal enzymes that allow your dog or cat to get the nutrients needed from food. The use of Prozyme is not a substitute for these animal enzymes, but can be used in conjunction with them, helping the digestive process a bit. So if you are not seeing the results that you want from animal-based enzyme products alone, ask your veterinarian about adding Prozyme to the mix to see if digestion improves.

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This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. It has however been reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Joe, a board certified veterinary nutritionist and graduate of Cornell University's program for Veterinary Medicine.

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