Pancreatitis : Can Be A Problem : Dogs and Cats : Natural Remedy
Some factors that can contribute to the development of pancreatitis in pets:
Total-Zymes ® helps support my pets pancreas!
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What can I do to support my pet and take the stress off their pancreas?
Dogs with diets high in fat and over processed foods. Owners think nothing of giving the dog table scrapes. 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.
The primary benefit to using enzymes is in shifting a portion of the digestive burden from pancreatic enzymes in the intestine to plant based enzymes in the stomach
Continued supplementation of a vegetarian based enzymes like Total-Zymes® for pets over a period of days activates a feedback system to the pancreas, signaling it to decrease production of its enzymes.
This allows the pancreas, primarily an endocrine organ, to conserve its cellular machinery for production of insulin and glucagon; which are important in blood glucose maintenance. Thus helping support the pancreas.
Supplement manufacturers initially used enzymes, and more specifically proteases, as aids to digestion of food. Other, non-digestive, uses have been proposed. Attempts have been made to market enzyme products for oral administration using certain metabolic enzymes. Digestive enzymes, especially those derived from fungal sources, are relatively more stable compared to metabolic enzymes, and as such are ideal for oral supplementation to aid digestion.
The primary benefit is in shifting a portion of the digestive burden from pancreatic enzymes in the intestine to fungal enzymes in the stomach. Continued supplementation over a period of days activates a feedback system to the pancreas, signaling it to decrease production of its enzymes. This allows the pancreas, primarily an endocrine organ, to conserve its cellular machinery for production of insulin and glucagon; which are important in blood glucose maintenance.
This can happen if you are using a good quality enzyme product like Total-Zymes®. What happens is the enzymes are and should be circulating in the dogs system.
The test then will simply pick them up and show up as a false positive. Because we use a formula that is highly effective the presence of these enzymes will show up. This is a good thing because the enzymes systemically in the dogs body are what help to control and reduce allergies.
Most vets know to ask if you are giving your pet enzymes. The best thing to do is to stop all enzymes five days before the test so you get a proper reading. You still can use the Probiotics as they do not affect the enzyme levels.
Why do probiotics or enzymes sometimes cause nausea or vomiting?
When the health of an animal has been compromised for some time, things can start out worse before getting better. This happens in a few pets. Just like people they can to can have a "cleansing" or a "healing crisis". Experiencing digestive upset with probiotic or enzymes use be related to sometimes by the feeding of a poor quality commercial pet food that is hard to break down and digest.
What happens is the food you feed your pet moves slowly through the intestines allowing some fecal plaque to adhere to your dog's intestinal walls. Once it gets a toehold, it may thicken over time. Even fairly young animals can experience some blockage as a result of this build up.
Probiotics and enzymes will slowly begin to dissolve the fecal matter, and during this clearing/cleansing process, pathogens and microbes that were covered up with layers of fecal matter will be exposed and can cause episodes of diarrhea or vomiting.
Depending on the buildup, it may take a few months before it is completely removed. To help restore your animal's health and happiness we suggest a healthier, more digestible diet and reducing the dosage of probiotics and enzymes to a level tolerated by your animal, building back up gradually as your animal begins to feel better
Caution always check the labels: some enzyme products put beet root fiber in their formula as a filler. But yet they say they use no fillers read the label. This is an controversial ingredient that is made from sugar beets and put into dog products as a fiber filler. Avoid supplements with Beet root fiber
Total-Zymes® use beet root juice not fiber. The beet root juice in the product is not from sugar beets and supports the liver and the digestion process.
You can help maintain the proper balance of bacterial flora in your pets gut and thus, they can enjoy better health and vitality.
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.