Features May 2012 Issue

Improving Your Dog's Digestion Using of Digestive Enzyme Supplements

Improving Your Dog's Digestion Using of Digestive Enzyme Supplements

Digestive enzyme supplements provide a variety of benefits, especially for older dogs.

All dogs need digestive enzymes in order to break down their food, making the nutrients available for absorption. In most cases, the pancreas produces ample enzymes and no supplementation is required. Older dogs and dogs with digestive disorders may benefit from enzyme supplementation. Dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), where the pancreas is no longer able to produce enzymes, require prescription-strength enzymes in order to survive. Digestive enzymes might also help dogs with food allergies and intolerances.

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