Dr. Mercola Digestive Enzymes for Cats & Dogs Description
Dr. Mercola Healthy Pets Digestive Enzymes
For Cats & Dogs
Today’s commercially processed pet foods lack the healthy, live enzymes your pet needs for proper digestion and overall health.
The high-heat processing used to produce canned food and dried kibble destroys any live enzymes present in the food. Enzymes are needed to help unlock food nutrients and aid in your pet’s digestion.
As your pet ages, production of enzymes declines. This decline can lead to unwanted consequences for your pet. Fortunately, Dr. Mercola formulated Digestive Enzymes for Pets to include cat- and dog-friendly enzymes to aid in the digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
This complete formula includes betaine HCl, bromelain from pineapple, papain from papaya, and pancreatin, a blend of three animal-based pancreatic enzymes.
Animal-sourced enzymes offer many advantages over fungal- or plant-based enzymes for cats and dogs:
» They most closely mimic what you find in the ancestral animal's prey's GI tract.
» They provide pancreatin which replaces some of the pancreas of prey animals.
» They're more appropriate for cats and dogs because they are meat-eaters.
Unlike many products available today, the ingredients used in the Digestive Enzyme for Pets are human grade - meaning, they're not any different than those humans would take.
Support your pet's digestive function, and order Digestive Enzymes for Pets today for your cat or dog.
Provides beneficial enzymes to support your pet's diet. Digestive enzymes help promote the absorption if essential nutrients by increasing the digestibility of food.
For best results, divide your pet's daily serving amount equally between meals. Mix each portion with food.
Toy Breed Dogs (up to 14 lbs) Small Breed Dogs (15-29 lbs) Large Breed Dogs (50-79 lbs) Giant Breed Dogs (80+ lbs)
Daily Serving Amount
½ ½ g
½ 1½ g
1½ Medium Breed Dogs (30-49 lbs)
2½ 3 g
3 4 g
Toy Breed Dogs
(up to 14 lbs)
Small Breed Dogs
Large Breed Dogs
Giant Breed Dogs
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Guaranteed Analysis |
(Values are minimum levels unless otherwise stated)
|Crude Protein (Min).......5%|
|Crude Fiber (Max).......46%|
|Papain * (Papaya).......300,000 USP(1)|
|Alpha-Amylase * (Porcine Pancreas).....200,000 EU(2)|
|Trypsin * (Porcine Pancreas)...95,000 USP(3)|
|Lipase * (Porcine Pancreas).....20,000 USP(4)|
|Bromelain * (Pineapple [Stems])........60 GDU(5)|
|*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog or Cat Food Nutrient Profiles|
Calorie Content (Calculated): 1732 kcal ME/kg or 1.7 kcal ME/1 g scoop.
(1)Contains a source of papain which can hydrolyze protein. 1 USP of papain activity = amount of papain that produces 1 mcg of tyrosine form casein under standard test conditions.
(2)Contains a source of alpha amylase which can hydrolyze starch, 1 EU of amylase activity = amount of pancreatin that produces 1 mg of maltose under standard test conditions.
(3)Contains a source of trypsin which can hydrolyze protein. 1 USP of trypsin activity = amount of pancreatin that produces 1 mole of substrate per minute under standard test conditions.
(4)Contains a source of lipase which can hydrolyze triglycerides. 1 USP unit of lipase activity = amount of pancreatin that produces 1 microequivalent of acid per minute under standard test conditions.
(5)Contains a source of bromelain which can hydrolyze casein. 1 GDU of bromelain activity = amount of gelatin that produces 1 mg of amino nitrogen per twenty minutes under standard test conditions.