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Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes & Probiotics Dog & Cat Supplement

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Product Description

Animal Essentials’ Plant Enzymes & Probiotics assists in the digestion and absorption of nutrients which are necessary to maintain your pet’s good health. A small, very economical sprinkling each day will relieve extra burden placed on the digestive system by breaking down fats, carbohydrates, cellulose and protein.

As your dog or cat’s body ages less enzymes are produced and supplementation is necessary for optimum health. Digestive efficiency can also be reduced by excitement, anxiety or stress of any sort (travel, separation, working stress, etc.). To ensure optimum digestion and health we recommend the addition of this supplement to each meal.

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Item Number 64410
Weight 10.56 ounces
Country of Origin
  • United States
Supplement Form
  • Powdered

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Important Information


ALPHA AMYLASE: helps in the digestion of carbohydrates by helping to hydrolyze the alpha 1-4 glycosidic linkages of polysaccharides to dextrin, D-glucose, maltose and oligosaccharides. BETA AMYLASE: works on the end of the starch molecules instead of in the center, as does alpha-amylase and results in the production of sugars from the starch molecules. PROTEASES: work on proteins to reduce them to individual amino acids (what they are composed of); some of these are acid stable proteases that start their work in the stomach. Proteins take the longest and are the most difficult food component to digest. With acid stable protease the decomposition starts earlier in the digestive tract, thus providing more complete digestion. LIPASE: helps to metabolize fats (triglycerides). The fats are broken down into mono glycerides, diglycerides and glycerol. If given in larger quantities the Lipases can enter the bloodstream and help remove excess triglycerides from the arteries and the veins improving circulation. CELLULASE: as the name implies, breaks down cellulose (fiber) by helping to break down cell walls, resulting in both necessary solubleand insoluble fiber. HEMICELLULASE: hemi cellulose and an amorphous (sticky) type of cellulose that form long strings as cellulose, is crystalline. This enzyme helps break this polymer down into its individual sugars---primarily xylose. BROMELAIN: is extracted from pineapple (Ananas comosus) and is a protolytic (protein) digesting enzyme, that helps break the proteins into oligio peptides and amino acids. PROBIOTIC: is a lactic acid producing bacteria, which bears spores. These organisms exhibit the characteristics of both the genera Lactobacillus and Bacillus. Because they are encapsulated in spores these organisms are protected from the environment and heat. They are activated in the gut by the hydrochloric acid, producing lactic acid bacteria. Treatment with antibiotics results in the killing of these bacteria, which guard against yeast colonies (candida yeast species). These desirable bacteria inhibit the growth of putrid bacterial in the intestine, thereby maintaining the balance of intestinal flora. CALCIUM SULFATE: the primary carrier or excipient for this product is food grade and adds a minimum amount of calcium to the diet, about 200 mg per gm of product.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 34 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Animal Essentials Probiotics - Even use it myself! I've been giving this to my cats and dogs for years. My youngest cat is 13 and runs around like he's half his age, and my eldest cat is nearly 18 and she quite often wants to play. The cats in between are also still very playful. I had a 222 lb. dog who lived until he was almost 11, which was quite old for his size. I also mix the powder in some plain yoghurt for myself. November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tough keeper Our dog was a rescue and was VERY difficult to get weight on her! She came to us LOADED with hook worms! After treating the worms we thought she would gain weight, but this did not happen! A probiotic was suggested. She has been on this product for three weeks and has ALREADY begun to fill out nicely! I can't feel her spine like before! All the dogs eat it without balking at their food! Thanks for a great product! October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for IBD Our Basset-Lab has severe grain allergies and Inflammatory Bowel Disease due to that. Our local holistic pet store recommended this to help soothe her system. It worked! She is prone to diarrhea, but this helps to regulate her digestion so there are fewer messy trips outside. We have used it for at least four years now, and since we moved I have had trouble finding the stuff. SO glad carries it now! July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good stuff if you dog has a bothersome tummy My Weimaraner would get an upset stomach and throw up every 6 six weeks. I asked around and found that probiotics are good for the stomach and digestion in dogs too. I mix it with his food once a day and he is a happy boy. February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog feels so much better! My Bloodhound, Ruth, has had a sensitive stomach for her entire life, and has had bouts of random vomiting. My husband and I had tried many different probiotics for her, but none seemed to help. Since we have given her Animal Essentials (it has been several months), she has not vomited once, and her digestion seems to be much better. I definitely recommend this product for pets with digestive issues, or for anyone who wants their pet to have healthy digestion...which leads to better overall health. March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by No more tummy trouble I have been giving my 10 month old husky this Animal essentials for about a month now and he no longer has bad gas or loose stool. I would recommend this to any dog owner who has been in this situation with their pet. September 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by It Seems to Be Working I admit I was a little skeptical about using a powder on my cats' wet food because they are super picky, but I mixed it in well, and I don't think they notice a change in taste. My 8 year old has a loose stool problem, and after introducing this into his diet, I have seen quite an improvement in his bowel movements. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by part of my dogs daily menu I originally found out about this product from my vet. My dog was advised to take it when she was on Doxycycline...but know how important probiotics are gut health for humans, I thought it was just as important for my dogs. Plus, the price on is significantly less than what I pay at the vet. January 10, 2014
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