Why do dogs need digestive enzymes?
The truth is that all dogs need digestive enzymes. Simply put, the carnivore in the wild would always get his digestive enzymes from the stomach and small intestine of the herbivore (his prey) in order to be able to make use of the fruits and veggies consumed by that herbivore. A balanced diet.
How do I know if my dog needs digestive enzymes?
A very serious issue facing every dog without digestive enzymes is yeast overgrowth and yeast infections starting in their paws. The dog only sweats in its nose and paws. A moist area is required to foster and then colonize yeast. For the dog, it begins in the paws. They will smell like corn chips. That is yeast! The yeast will then spread to other body parts. Without the enzymes from his prey, the dog doesn’t make enough of his own, his gastric juices will convert the undigested balance (even grain-free and/or “raw”) into sugar. Sugar feeds Candida or yeast. Enzymes belong in the food chain!
How do you use them?
They are a powder. Simply sprinkle on their food according to body weight.
How soon should we see results?
Normally within 2-4 weeks the distinct odor of “corn chips” will be very faint if not gone. This can vary if your dog is more largely infested with yeasts.
Will my dog need to have enzymes for the rest of his/her life?
Yes. Your dog is a carnivore. Give him/her what nature would provide were he/she killing its own prey
How young can a dog start using enzymes?
If they are weened and eating as a carnivore, they should be consuming enzymes on their food.