How digestive enzymes work

enzymes for pets

In our last article we discussed why digestive enzymes are important and in fact crucial to your dog or cat’s diet. This week we discuss:

How Digestive Enzymes Work

Each digestive enzyme works to digest something different. There are enzymes that break down fats, enzymes that break down carbohydrates, enzymes that break down protein, dairy, and so on. For example, if you are going to feed a pet cooked carbohydrates (potato, rice, quinoa, pumpkin) you need to add back the enzyme to digest it. In fact with all the different food ingredients in modern pet foods today it takes a blend of fourteen to sixteen different enzymes to completely digest all the ingredients in that pet’s meal.



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