Daily Digestive Enzymes For Pets

Unlock the full potential of your dog's food for improved health and vitality!

Did you know the majority of enzymes in most pet foods do not survive the heat process used to eliminate germs? Adding Daily Digestive Enzymes to your dog's feeding routine will help unlock the full benefits of your pet food, increase nutrient absorption, improve digestion and promote immune function, all leading to a further cascade of benefits.

Digestive enzymes may offer enhanced support for one or more of the following:

  • Nutrient, vitamin and mineral...
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Unlock the full potential of your dog's food for improved health and vitality!

Did you know the majority of enzymes in most pet foods do not survive the heat process used to eliminate germs? Adding Daily Digestive Enzymes to your dog's feeding routine will help unlock the full benefits of your pet food, increase nutrient absorption, improve digestion and promote immune function, all leading to a further cascade of benefits.

Digestive enzymes may offer enhanced support for one or more of the following:

  • Nutrient, vitamin and mineral absorption
  • Overall digestive health
  • A strong immune system
  • Healthy skin and coat
  • Healthy teeth and gums
  • Stool eating and alleviating gas
  • Bad breath or foul-smelling stool
  • Changes in diet and food intolerances
  • Digestive disorders and irregularity
  • Underweight or malnourished pets
  • Low energy (improved absorption of nutrients will raise energy levels)
  • Senior/aging pets (who often have reduced ability to produce enzymes)
  • Skin issues (enzymes may reduce or eliminate allergic food reactions, which can manifest on your dog's skin)
  • Excessive shedding
  • Dogs with compromised immune systems or cancer (which can reduce enzyme production)
  • Respiratory health
  • Healthy teeth and gums

So what's in our specially-formulated digestive enzyme blend?

Our formulation includes nine carefully-chosen enzymes: four to aid in the digestion of carbohydrates, four to aid in the digestion of proteins and one to aid in the digestion of fat. Our plant-based enzymes are able to withstand a wide pH range, encouraging digestion as the enzyme blend passes through the intestinal system.

How does BPPS technology help your dog?

We use patented BPPS (Bioactive Protein Peptide System) technology, which enhances enzyme stability, absorption and availability. BPPS is the most robust method available for stabilizing our powerful enzymes, keeping them active and potent for up to two years if they are properly stored in a cool, dry environment.

Here’s why our enzymes are 100% vegetarian:

Your dog is basically a carnivore. So why have we formulated a digestive enzyme that’s vegetarian? Let’s review the science behind our decision:

  • Digestion from tongue to tail: Plant-based enzymes cover a wider pH range. They can therefore aid digestion starting in the mouth, continuing through the varying environments of the stomach and intestines.
  • Surviving the stomach: Animal-based enzymes (such as pancreatin) cannot typically withstand the acidity of the stomach, which is problematic because acid reflux begins here.
  • GMO-free: We can ensure our vegetarian ingredients have no Genetically Modified Organisms, which can inhibit digestion and be counterproductive to the enzymes’ work.
  • Extra goodies available: Cellulase and amylase are both plant-based enzymes that dogs do not normally secrete but are critical to digesting all of the plant material in their diets – thus liberating nutrients like zinc, selenium and linoleic acid that can be bound by fiber. This benefit is vital as more and more pet foods include grains and cereals in their formulations.

A note about probiotics – and why we didn’t include them in this product:

You might see digestive enzyme products that also include probiotics. We offer a separate probiotic supplement, Complete Dog Prebiotic & Probiotic, because manufacturing these products separately is the only way to make them well.

To get the most from both digestive enzymes and probiotics – which effectively complement one another in your dog's diet – applying precise, science-based, effect-targeted results with research-vetted, high-quality ingredients is crucial. We believe trying to combine these two types of supplements into a single formulation severely compromises the quality and effectiveness of both.

We proudly stand behind our products:

Formulated by dog-loving veterinarians, we stand behind our products and expect nothing but the best results. If you aren’t completely satisfied, return the product for a full refund.

Order today to begin improving your dog’s health!

 

Serving size

Size: 7.05 ounces (200g)
Servings: 100 scoops

Directions

  • Add 1 level scoop per 8oz of pet food at each feeding

Ingredients

Protein digestive enzymes:

  • Protease (Aspergillus oryzae) – 12,000 HUT 1200mg
  • Protease (Bacillus licheniformis) – 500 PC 75mg
  • Bromelain (Anana comosus - stem) – 250,000 PU 118mg
  • Papain (Carica papaya - fruit) – 225,000 PU 112mg

Carbohydrate digestive enzymes:

  • Amylase 6.0 (Aspergillus oryzae) – 2,000 DU 250mg
  • Cellulase (Trichoderma reesei) – 250 CU 50mg
  • Hemicellulase (Trichoderma reesei) – 250 HCU 60mg
  • Beta glucanase (Trichoderma reesei) – 10 BGU 10mg

Fat digestive enzymes:

  • Lipase (Aspergillus niger) – 500 FIP 125mg

Other ingredients:

  • Maltodextrin

High Potency Daily Digestive Enzymes for Pets

General questions

What’s the best way to give Daily Digestive Enzymes?

Our enzymes should be sprinkled on top of your pet’s dry food or mixed into wet or raw food before serving. Since the enzymes are in a white, odorless and flavorless fine powder, they should blend seamlessly with your pet’s food.

Should I give Daily Digestive Enzymes every day or only when there is an obvious digestive problem?

We recommend giving Daily Digestive Enzymes every day! Adding digestive enzymes will boost your dog’s ability to extract and digest the nutrients in any food – thus better satisfying your dog’s appetite and nutritional needs. Nutrients that pass through the digestive system without being completely digested are NOT absorbed into the bloodstream and instead end up as undigested, foulsmelling poop – a waste of money on good dog food!

Why would my dog need digestive enzymes supplementation?

Although the body is equipped with enzymes that perform digestive actions, certain conditions can negatively affect the digestion and assimilation of your pet’s food:

    1. Cooked, heavily processed commercial pet food is deficient in live, natural enzymes what are essential to unlock the valuable nutrients in the food.

     2. Manufacturer-supplied raw or dehydrated food is certainly better but has its limitations (see more on this below).

     3. Age - as your pet ages, their digestive system slows its production of digestive enzymes which can lead to less-than-optimal metabolic function and less-than-optimal health for your pet.

     4. Illness - any disease that affects the digestive system, the pancreas, or gallbladder can cause disturbance in enzyme production.

I already feed my dog expensive, high-quality food - why would my dog still need digestive enzymes supplementation?

There is really not anything wrong with the food! The issue is that the food has to be prepared in certain ways to preserve shelf life, and to ensure that it’s clear of any harmful germs – and to do that, virtually all pet food (wet or dry) is heat processed, radiated, and/or pasteurized. This keeps the food safer for consumption, but it kills the digestive enzymes that naturally occur with different food types.

We also know that many processed dog foods use carbohydrates and cereals - rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tapioca, oatmeal, peas, barley, corn - which are not part of a dogs natural, ancestral diet! (Did you know that even grain-free dog foods still contain carbohydrates?) Supplementing cellulose, hemicellulose, and beta glucanase enzymes facilitates the breakdown of fiber and plant polysaccharides which can be a challenge for dogs ingesting a modern diet.

Incorporating digestive enzymes daily enables dogs to breakdown proteins, fats, and carbohydrates so the nutrients and energy from their food can be more easily absorbed into the bloodstream to support optimal health and vitality!

I feed my dog a raw food diet consisting of meat, vegetables and fruit - why would my dog still need digestive enzymes supplementation?

Raw foods certainly contain more digestive enzymes than processed (canned or dry) pet food. However, even dogs eating only raw food can benefit from digestive enzyme supplementation, since raw food still lacks the immediate wealth of enzymes found when eating a “fresh kill” in the wild. Plus, raw food from the store lacks the beneficial “whole animal” parts - the fresh glands, intestines, stomach, and fur (fiber) a carnivore would ingest and benefit from in the wild.

In addition, our canine companions are not efficient at digesting plant material (fruits, vegetables) or grains or cereals that are included in many raw food preparations.

I cook for my pet. Can I add the enzymes during the cooking process?

Absolutely not! Enzymes are destroyed at 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to sprinkle or mix the enzymes with food at the time of feeding (and after any cooking or heating).

Condition-related questions

Do Daily Digestive Enzymes help with skin allergies?

Enzymes are certainly one facet of many to incorporate when dealing with a pet that has skin allergies. We know that adding enzymes to your pet’s diet can help break down the proteins that may be causing the allergic reactions that manifest in their skin.

Do Daily Digestive Enzymes help with flatulence?

They certainly can, and is one important facet in reducing flatulence in our pets! Beta glucanase is beneficial for dogs battling gas associated with poor digestion. Its role is to break down fiber, fungi, yeast, and bacteria that can lead to bloating and flatulence. Cellulase and hemicellulase reduces the internal fermentation process dogs rely on to break down fiber. This fermentation process can also lead to bloating and flatulence.

My dog has EPI. My veterinarian recommends Pancrezyme or Viokase (animal-based enzyme supplement) or fresh pancreas from the butcher. What’s the difference?

EPI is also known as pancreatic insufficiency and treatment involves replacing the dog’s pancreatic enzymes with enzymes from other sources along with altering their diet, adding MCTs, and supplementing with vitamins (Vitamins B12 and fat-soluble A, D, E, and K). Typically, sources of pancreatic enzymes include freeze-died and ground-up pig or cow pancreases. In some instances, raw pig pancreas can be used.

Because this is a very specific disorder with specific enzymes to correct, animalbased enzymes are the first line of treatment for EPI at the present time. Working closely with your vet is extremely important when treating a pet with EPI.

Product-related questions

How much does the scoop hold?

Each scoop is approximately ¾ teaspoon.

How many servings in a container of Daily Digestive Enzymes?

That will depend on the size of your pet, and their food intake. There are 100 scoops, and we recommend adding 1 scoop to every 1 cup (8oz) of food.

Safety-related questions

Do I need a prescription from my vet to purchase Daily Digestive Enzymes?

No – although we always encourage an open dialogue with your veterinarian regarding your pet’s supplements and health.

Can I give my pet Daily Digestive Enzymes when taking antibiotics or other medications?

Our enzymes are natural and safe. However, we recommend consulting with your veterinarian about your pet’s health supplement regimen when taking antibiotics or other medication.

Is there any time you would advise against giving enzymes to my pet?

If your pet has been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal ulcer or gastrointestinal bleeding or has undergone gastrointestinal surgery, we recommend waiting until your pet has made a full recovery. Always communicate with your veterinarian regarding what supplements you are currently giving when dealing with these matters.

Are there any side effects involved with giving Daily Digestive Enzymes to my pet?

Side effects are rare but not impossible. In the beginning, mild bloating or gas is possible as the intestinal tract begins to adapt to its new state of optimal digestion. Supplementing at 50% of the recommended dose for the first week will minimize any possible side effects. Side effects will dissipate with regular use, after the digestive tract acclimates.

Is Daily Digestive Enzymes safe for puppies?

Yes. Daily Digestive Enzymes can benefit puppies, too. We recommend waiting until eight weeks of age. Simply follow the dosing chart: 1 scoop per 8oz (1 cup) of pet food. If your puppy eats less than a cup of food at a time, adjust accordingly (i.e. ½ scoop per 4 oz of pet food, ¼ scoop per 2oz of pet food.)

Should I be concerned if my dog ingests too much of the digestive enzymes?

No. These enzymes are safe and natural and perform very specific functions (break-down protein, carbohydrates, and fat). Certainly, too much of a good thing may temporarily causee mild gas or bloating. Discontinue use of this product until symptoms subside and then begin again.

Storage-related questions

Can we mix the Daily Digestive Enzymes into our pet’s food and then store the food in the refrigerator for feeding later?

No. Enzymes are active ingredients that will start working on the food immediately. It is important to sprinkle or mix the enzymes with food at the time of feeding, because they’ll break down with extended exposure to light, air, or moisture.

What is the shelf life of Daily Digestive Enzymes, and do they need refrigeration?

We use a patented process known as the Bioactive Protein Peptide System (BPPS)™ which enhances the stability, absorption, and availability of the enzymes. It ensures a minimum two-year shelf life if they are stored in a cool and dry place (115-120 degrees Fahrenheit destroys enzymes!)

Refrigeration is not necessary, but will extend the life of the enzymes even further – but we hope it won’t take you two years to use an entire bottle!

Ingredient-/process-related questions

Is this product human-grade?

Yes.

Is the product made in the USA with only USA-sourced ingredients?

Yes. Our manufacturer is a full on-site GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), ISO 9001:2000 manufacturing facility in the United States, with more than 50 years of enzyme research and manufacturing experience. Can you tell me about the quality and safety of your enzymes? Our enzymes are free of pesticides, chemicals, preservatives, animal derivatives, dairy, lactose, yeast, fish or shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, artificial sweeteners and colors. All of our enzymes are non-GMO, kosher-certified and suitable for pets who are allergic to animal-based proteins (i.e. beef, pork).

Why does each enzyme in a digestive supplement have a different unit of activity?

Enzyme activity is required for its digestive function. This activity is measured by chemical tests known as assays. Every enzyme has its own assay method which is reported in activity units. The declared activity unit also identifies how the activity was measured. Each test has its own unit, typically used to label enzyme dietary supplements. Avoid supplements that only label enzymes in milligrams or servings (such as capsules)

Ample Nutrition Daily Digestive Enzymes uses vegetarian and plant-based (non-animal sourced) enzymes instead of animal-based (porcine) enzymes. Is this important?

Our vegetarian and plant-based enzymes work over a wider pH range - in both the low pH environment of the stomach and the more neutral pH environment of the intestine. Animal-based enzymes like trypsin, pepsin, and pancreatin (porcine) work in a narrower pH.

Animal-based enzymes do not contain cellulase, hemicellulase, or beta glucanase enzymes (carbohydrate-targeted enzymes). Dogs do not secrete these enzymes in their body, which can hinder the digestion of plant or grain material which can make up a portion of their diets. This is important as these enzymes, which break down fiber and plant polysaccharides, can liberate minerals such as zinc and selenium or nutrients such as linoleic acid, which may be bound by fiber.

Enzymes derived from animals may harbor contaminants such as antibiotic or pesticide residues, virus’ or hormones. It may be impossible to know the source of the animal-based enzymes.

Vegetarian and plant-based enzymes are pH stable, GMO-free, and do not require enteric coatings as they are more stable and active throughout the entire digestive system. They begin their work immediately!

Is the product stored in a temperature-controlled warehouse?

Yes. We take careful measures to ensure our Daily Digestive Enzymes are stored in temperature-controlled facilities. We also produce small batches to ensure the enzymes are viable and fresh!

Packaging-related questions

Unlock the full potential of your dog's food for improved health and vitality!

Did you know the majority of enzymes in most pet foods do not survive the heat process used to eliminate germs? Adding Daily Digestive Enzymes to your dog's feeding routine will help unlock the full benefits of your pet food, increase nutrient absorption, improve digestion and promote immune function, all leading to a further cascade of benefits.

Digestive enzymes may offer enhanced support for one or more of the following:

  • Nutrient, vitamin and mineral absorption
  • Overall digestive health
  • A strong immune system
  • Healthy skin and coat
  • Healthy teeth and gums
  • Stool eating and alleviating gas
  • Bad breath or foul-smelling stool
  • Changes in diet and food intolerances
  • Digestive disorders and irregularity
  • Underweight or malnourished pets
  • Low energy (improved absorption of nutrients will raise energy levels)
  • Senior/aging pets (who often have reduced ability to produce enzymes)
  • Skin issues (enzymes may reduce or eliminate allergic food reactions, which can manifest on your dog's skin)
  • Excessive shedding
  • Dogs with compromised immune systems or cancer (which can reduce enzyme production)
  • Respiratory health
  • Healthy teeth and gums

So what's in our specially-formulated digestive enzyme blend?

Our formulation includes nine carefully-chosen enzymes: four to aid in the digestion of carbohydrates, four to aid in the digestion of proteins and one to aid in the digestion of fat. Our plant-based enzymes are able to withstand a wide pH range, encouraging digestion as the enzyme blend passes through the intestinal system.

How does BPPS technology help your dog?

We use patented BPPS (Bioactive Protein Peptide System) technology, which enhances enzyme stability, absorption and availability. BPPS is the most robust method available for stabilizing our powerful enzymes, keeping them active and potent for up to two years if they are properly stored in a cool, dry environment.

Here’s why our enzymes are 100% vegetarian:

Your dog is basically a carnivore. So why have we formulated a digestive enzyme that’s vegetarian? Let’s review the science behind our decision:

  • Digestion from tongue to tail: Plant-based enzymes cover a wider pH range. They can therefore aid digestion starting in the mouth, continuing through the varying environments of the stomach and intestines.
  • Surviving the stomach: Animal-based enzymes (such as pancreatin) cannot typically withstand the acidity of the stomach, which is problematic because acid reflux begins here.
  • GMO-free: We can ensure our vegetarian ingredients have no Genetically Modified Organisms, which can inhibit digestion and be counterproductive to the enzymes’ work.
  • Extra goodies available: Cellulase and amylase are both plant-based enzymes that dogs do not normally secrete but are critical to digesting all of the plant material in their diets – thus liberating nutrients like zinc, selenium and linoleic acid that can be bound by fiber. This benefit is vital as more and more pet foods include grains and cereals in their formulations.

A note about probiotics – and why we didn’t include them in this product:

You might see digestive enzyme products that also include probiotics. We offer a separate probiotic supplement, Complete Dog Prebiotic & Probiotic, because manufacturing these products separately is the only way to make them well.

To get the most from both digestive enzymes and probiotics – which effectively complement one another in your dog's diet – applying precise, science-based, effect-targeted results with research-vetted, high-quality ingredients is crucial. We believe trying to combine these two types of supplements into a single formulation severely compromises the quality and effectiveness of both.

We proudly stand behind our products:

Formulated by dog-loving veterinarians, we stand behind our products and expect nothing but the best results. If you aren’t completely satisfied, return the product for a full refund.

Order today to begin improving your dog’s health!

 

Serving size

Size: 7.05 ounces (200g)
Servings: 100 scoops

Directions

  • Add 1 level scoop per 8oz of pet food at each feeding

Ingredients

Protein digestive enzymes:

  • Protease (Aspergillus oryzae) – 12,000 HUT 1200mg
  • Protease (Bacillus licheniformis) – 500 PC 75mg
  • Bromelain (Anana comosus - stem) – 250,000 PU 118mg
  • Papain (Carica papaya - fruit) – 225,000 PU 112mg

Carbohydrate digestive enzymes:

  • Amylase 6.0 (Aspergillus oryzae) – 2,000 DU 250mg
  • Cellulase (Trichoderma reesei) – 250 CU 50mg
  • Hemicellulase (Trichoderma reesei) – 250 HCU 60mg
  • Beta glucanase (Trichoderma reesei) – 10 BGU 10mg

Fat digestive enzymes:

  • Lipase (Aspergillus niger) – 500 FIP 125mg

Other ingredients:

  • Maltodextrin

Dietary inclusion of fish oil in your pet’s diet promotes optimal health by supporting a variety of systems, including:

  • Joint health
  • Skin and coat health
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Cellular health
  • Immune health
  • Cognitive health

Maximum support of different conditions often requires increasing levels of EPA/DHA, the active components in fish oil. Please select the reason you are giving your pet Ample Nutrition’s Daily Omega-3 Fish Oil based on the descriptions below.

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