I Feed My Pet A Raw Diet, Does My Pet Still Need Digestive Enzymes?
Assuming that you are feeding only 100% raw meat with no potatoes, rice or vegetables that needs to be cooked (such as FullLife™). You can reduce the amount of Enzyme Miracle® to ½ the recommended serving size at each meal. Your pet can still benefit from enzyme supplementation since there is an amount of enzymes lost in the freezing and handling of meat. There is no risk of "overdoing" it with enzymes as any enzymes over and above what is needed to digest the food can be used for metabolic functions. Those enzymes can also go to work on breaking down possible allergens that may be lingering, and support the gut as well. Pets suffering from the reaction of flea bite saliva can also benefit from supplemental enzymes.
Is Enzyme Miracle safe for puppies?
Yes. Enzyme Miracle can benefit puppies, too. Simply follow the dosing chart: 1 scoop per cup of pet food. If your puppy eats less than a cup of food at a time, you can estimate the amount of enzymes for less than 1 scoop without risk of "over-doing" it.
What do all these enzymes do for my pet?
Digestive enzymes are very specific and only digest specific materials or foods. For this reason, we've supplied a list of each enzyme and how it helps your pet streamline his entire body for maximum health.
Enzyme Miracle® also supplies key minerals in the right amounts for better absorption and delivery of the enzymes. No other enzyme supplement goes to such lengths to support pet digestion.
PROTEASES: The most important enzymes in your pet’s digestion for catalyzing the digestion of meat and proteins and their reduction into usable amino acids. Processed and cooked proteins in pet's food are difficult to digest and create an immune reaction when the necessary enzymes are not present at digestion. With vegetarian (plant-based) protease 3.0, 6.0, and 4.5 added to the meal, they break down intact proteins completely, allowing their vital amino acids to be available to your pet.
AMYLASE: Breaks down carbohydrates into sugars for energy and other body systems.
DIASTASE: (Related to Amylase) This key enzyme breaks down carbohydrates and starches to maltose, providing available energy from your pet's meal.
LIPASE: Metabolizes fats (lipids), and triglycerides for improved cardiovascular and neural health.
CELLULASE: Breaks down fiber, which is a difficult process for pets naturally. Without cellulase present in the diet, your pet relies mostly on fermentation to break down cellulose fiber which limits his ability to use its energy and eliminate toxins.
HEMICELLULASE: A sub-class of cellulase which breaks down the cell walls of plants. Plant fibers can be a challenge for dogs, hemicellulase remove the internal fermentation process many dogs use to break down the modern diet.
BROMELAIN: Has both systemic and digestive enzyme properties. Bromelain is a protein digesting enzyme which is also has anti-inflammatory properties. Excellent for aging or arthritic dogs.
BETA-GLUCANASE: A systemic and digestive enzyme breaks down fiber, fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Incredibly helpful for dogs suffering from yeast, candida, and gas associated with poor digestion.
PEPTIDASE: A sub-call of proteolytic metabolizing enzymes, catalyzes peptides to amino acids, giving protein digestion a boost.