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Author Topic: Question about using Digestive enyzmes  (Read 3211 times)
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anabelle_katie
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« on: September 29, 2007, 09:39:23 AM »

I just purchased Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes and Probiotics. The directions say to add 1/4 tsp to food daily.
My question- Should the dosage of enzymes be spread out and added to each and every meal or can I add the dosage to just one meal a day? And if they are supposed to be in each meal, is it okay to mix it in the day's food ahead of time (say adding the 1/4 tsp to a can of food when I open it) and then put it back in the fridge?
Sorry if these are silly questions, I am just terribly anal when it comes to the kitties Wink
Thanks,
Shelly (Anabelle & Katie's human)
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Laurie
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 11:09:18 AM »

I just purchased Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes and Probiotics. The directions say to add 1/4 tsp to food daily.
My question- Should the dosage of enzymes be spread out and added to each and every meal or can I add the dosage to just one meal a day? And if they are supposed to be in each meal, is it okay to mix it in the day's food ahead of time (say adding the 1/4 tsp to a can of food when I open it) and then put it back in the fridge?
Sorry if these are silly questions, I am just terribly anal when it comes to the kitties Wink
Thanks,
Shelly (Anabelle & Katie's human)
  anabelle_katie,  Your questions are not silly! The dosage is a 1/4 teaspoon per cup of food and should be divided between meals. The enzymes help the digestive system to break down the food, so it should be added at each feeding. I personally would not add it ahead of time unless absolutely necessary.
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mypetcarnivore.com
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 11:20:55 AM »

You should add the digestive enzymes to every meal ... in your case it would be 1/4 tsp to every meal. As far as adding it way beforehand ... I would not do that ... I have added them to the food of a diabetic cat about 1/2 hour before serving so as to get a head start on it breaking down the food and making it even more easily digestible for an ill animal. I think of Adolph's meat tenderizer ... it contains enzymes and when applied to meat beforehand it starts breaking it down and tenderizing it. Don't, however, use Adoph's on your pet's food  Sad  No, no!

Good article on digestive enzymes: http://www.mypetcarnivore.com/digestive_enzymes.htm

Sue
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kaffe
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 01:10:24 AM »

THANKS for the tip on how and when to give digestive enzymes, MyPetCarnivore!  I once added the digestive enzymes to a big batch of raw food I made prior to freezing... now I know that's not the best way.  I guess, I was thinking of saving time when I serve up food for two hysterically meowing cats who behave as if they're never fed!
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ancona
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 11:36:26 AM »

Tis odd, but, this topic brought me to Itchmo. 

I am adding Prozyme, my dogs are drinking and peeing much more.

Anyone had this experience?

Also, anyone with a dog that may be pre cushing's

Sandi.
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Laurie
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 11:58:14 AM »

    anacona, I have never heard of digestive enzymes causing an animal or human to drink fluids or pee more frequently. I do know that Protease can cause stomach burning for those who suffer from gastritis or an ulcer. Has there been any change in their diet lately?
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ancona
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007, 12:18:37 PM »

Hi, I am sorry, I have been straight out.

Prozyme has Protease, does this irritate stomachs.

No change in Diet, eating Chicken Soup, but, I posted, that, I think the problem is the dog that may be pre cushing's, and we put the air conditioner back on, it was hot here in southeastern mass last week, the dogs were drinking up a storm.  Hubbie does not understand he may not be hot, (I was) and the dogs were panting and drinking alot.

How can I tell if the protease is burning their stomach?HuhHuh??


They have chicken soup, three on the lite, three on senior.  Now with added broth
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Laurie
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007, 12:27:51 PM »

   Anacona, If your dogs do not have any stomach disorders and are not acting differently, I would not be concerned about the Protease.  They only caution on it's use for animal or people that have ulcers or other significant gastrointestional problems. It seems that Cushings Disease can cause an increase in both thirst and urination.   http://www.canismajor.com/dog/cushings.html
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ancona
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007, 12:09:08 PM »

Now with cooler weather, the dogs are not drinking as much and not peeing as much.

The dog that may be pre cushing's is doing well, so, her bloodwork is coming up soon.  The dogs love having chicken soup broth (homemade over their kibble.)

Next week, I will cook beef bones and they will have that broth, then turkey .

I also added veggies, strained the soup, they are in Heaven.


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