Non animal sourced enzymes:
Derived from plants or selected microorganisms by the process of natural fermentation
•Active in a broad pH range (approximately 3.0 - 0.0)
•Activated in upper stomach and continues working through the entire digestive track
•Begin working immediately
•Broad action on a variety of foods for complete digestion
•Completely safe with no upper dosing limit
What are the major factors that can cause pancreatitis?When your pets's pancreas is inflamed, the problem is called pancreatitis. The inflammation can be sometimes very severe or mild. Pancreatitis can also be reoccurring again and again. The signs can be mild and barely noticeable to owners; or they can be severe and life threatening.
• Pets that have eaten cooked and processed food their whole life
• Previous pancreatitis
• Obese and overweight cats appear to be more at risk
• Nutrition: cats with diets high in fat, How have been fed table scraps, or fed greasy 'people food' seem to have a higher incidence of the disease.
What is Pancreatitis?
What can I do?
Cats with diets high in fat and over processed foods. Owners think nothing of giving table scrapes to their pets. That's why there's a rash of pancreatitis cases at vet clinics around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter every year. So cut down on fatty foods.
Supplementing with 16 high performance vegetarian digestive enzymes on a daily bases helps support the pancreas. Use Total-Zymes® for pets.
Plant or Animal Based Enzymes:
What is the difference between pancreatic enzymes, animal based enzymes and non-animal enzymes?
Total-Zymes® does NOT contain any animal based enzymes and here is why! Supplemental pancreatic, plant, and microbial enzymes are all designed to enhance digestion. However, plant and microbial enzymes use a "proactive" approach and begin working on foods sooner after ingestion. Pancreatic enzymes do not go to work right away. Pancreatic enzymes usually begin working approximately 30 minutes after food reaches the stomach. Because of their stability in the acidic environment of the upper stomach, plant and microbial enzymes can begin their digestive action immediately after the food reaches this region. With the increased exposure to digestive enzyme activity, food has a better chance of being broken down into small, more readily absorbed particles.
Modern Cat Food…
Are enzymes missing in processed cat foods?
Modern food processing techniques and all types of cooking destroy nearly 100% of the enzymes naturally occurring in food. Enzymes are completely denatured when exposed to temperatures over 118 deg. for any length of time. The modern diet consisting of cooked and processed food is essentially devoid of active enzymes.
How do enzyme supplements help the cat digestive system?
Enzymes are an integral part of the digestive process. From the time food enters the mouth, enzymes are at work breaking the food down into smaller and smaller units until it can be absorbed through the intestinal wall. These enzymes come from two sources, those found in the food itself, and those produced in the body.
All raw food naturally contains the proper types and proportions of enzymes necessary to assist in the process of decomposition. In addition, when raw food is eaten, chewing ruptures the cell membranes and releases these indigenous food enzymes, many of which survive and contribute to the digestive process. These enzymes include protease, which breaks long protein chains (polypeptides) into smaller amino acid chains and eventually into single amino acids, amylase that reduces large carbohydrates (starches and other polysaccharides) to disaccharides including sucrose, lactose, and maltose, lipase that digests fats (triglycerides) into free fatty acids and glycerol, and cellulase. Cellulase, which is not found in the system, breaks the bonds found in fiber.
Most food enzymes are essentially destroyed.
Most food enzymes are essentially destroyed under the conditions used to cook and process food, leaving foods devoid of enzyme activity. Placing the full digestive burden on the cats body, the body's digestive process can become over-stressed. Digestive problems can result, causing improper digestion and malabsorption of nutrients that can have far reaching effects. Consequences of malabsorption can include impaired immunity, allergic reaction, poor wound healing and skin problems. Supplemental enzymes can improve the level of digestion and help assure that the maximum level of nutrient absorption is attained.
Is supplementation really necessary?
The primary purpose of enzymes in supplement form is to enhance the enzymes available in raw food, and replace those enzymes lost when food is cooked or processed. In addition, supplementation enables more digestion to begin in the gastric region, easing the burden on the digestive system as a whole. The earlier that digestion can begin, the greater the likelihood that no undigested food will enter the colon where bacteria can feed upon it, causing such problems as gas and bloating.
Every pet can benefit from supplementation with enzymes. Even healthy cats may improve their absorption and utilization of nutrients through the use of digestive enzymes. Of course the benefits will vary, depending upon the cats diet and general health. Individuals in good health can expect to notice less fullness after meals, increased energy, faster emptying of the stomach contents, decreased gas,fewer hair balls and more regular bowel habits.
Not All Enzyme Products Are The Same
Probiotics and enzymes are becoming the new healthy trend in the people and PET industry. The truth is probiotics and enzymes are an essential supplement for all pets. However, it seems that a host of new probiotics for dogs and enzymes supplements are coming on the market. Pet food companies are also attempting to add enzymes and probiotics to their food. Without proper packaging, handling and storage this is not very effective.
You want the best for your pet so make sure you are getting a product that is back by years of knowledge and expertise, not new companies trying to go with the trend.
Go with a company that started the trend. NWC Naturals Inc.
Family Safe: And yes because it is made in a human grade manufacturer you too can even taste it with the same confidence you have with our human products.
Total-Zymes® is THE ONLY pet enzyme formula that has 16 digestive enzymes and a delivery system. Many others brands just do not have what Total-Zymes® has, a unique delivery system. Without this L.E.A.D.S.® Delivery System the enzymes would deplete your pet of much needed minerals and it would not delivery quickly and not be as efficient. All enzymes need minerals to do their job. NWC Naturals® are the experts and are the only company that uses this unique blend of minerals in their delivery system to support your pet’s body. That is why ours works. Since 2003.
Any information provided is not veterinary advice and should not be substituted for a regular consultation with a veterinary professional. If you have any concerns about your pet's health, contact your veterinarian's office.