Pet Plus for Dogs & Cats – 114g
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Improve The Health Of Your Beloved Dog Or Cat Today
Pet Plus whole food supplement provides enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, probiotics, prebiotics, coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone), taurine and essential fatty acids which are either lost from processed food or missing from a raw food diet.
This is an advanced, high potency formulation which helps replace the food enzyme activity lost in the cooking and processing of foods.
Who Created PET Plus?
PET Plus nutritional supplement for dogs and cats was created by veterinary surgeon, Dr. Susanna McIntyre..
Susanna founded the British Veterinary Dental Association in 1988 due to her special interest in pet dental health. After many years in veterinary practice, she developed an interest in the relationship between food and health in both people and animals.
Poor pet nutrition is common as we rely so much on processed pet food. The easiest way for you to address this issue, is to add Pet Plus to your dog or cat’s diet.
Did you know that enzymes are essential to health but that they don’t exist in processed food?
Raw food is full of enzymes. Enzymes are essential for life, so every living cell has plenty. But enzymes are destroyed by heat and exposure to various chemicals. This is why processed food contains no enzymes.
Fortunately though, the body is capable of making enzymes, and does so in order to digest the food.
The body can make enzymes but it is seriously hard work which can wear it out!
But making enzymes is an energy expensive process, and particularly hard work for the pancreas. As a result, pancreatitis is becoming increasingly common, as an overworked pancreas becomes inflamed, painful and unable to fulfill its function.
PET Plus Enzymes
In Pet Plus, we’ve used Proteases and AstraZyme for protein digestion, Amylases for carbohydrate digestion, Lipases for fat digestion and blend of highly active enzymes for the digestion of vegetation.
On a processed food diet, these enzymes are critical for the proper digestion and assimilation of the nutrients, as enzymes are rendered inactive by the heating involved in the production of processed foods.
Also, many pet processed foods are bulked out by cheap cereal based fillers which are very difficult for dogs and cats to digest and totally inappropriate for a carnivore.
The addition of Pet Plus to processed food facilitates digestion, easing the load on the pancreas and enabling your pets to gain more nutrition from their food.
Cats and dogs need vegetables in their diet. Who knew?
Fed a raw food diet, the enzymes in Pet Plus help with the digestion of the raw food, especially the vegetation. Dogs and cats are not good at digesting vegetation, but they need it!
Cats and dogs would normally access most vegetable nutrition from the intestinal contents of their prey, where it has already been well chewed, partly digested and is full of vegetation-digesting enzymes and probiotics.
So the blend of highly active enzymes in PET Plus for the digestion of vegetation is especially important.
Dogs And Cats Need Probiotics
Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Lactobacillus Plantarum are a complementary pair of the best probiotics for dogs and cats. They colonize the gut easily, create an environment that discourages pathogens and do not transfer antibiotic resistance, unlike some other probiotics.
We decided not to use several other probiotic species as Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Lactobacillus Plantarum work well together. They are found in the intestines of all carnivores and the herbivores they eat.
This dramatically impacts their ability to digest food and so aids a healthy digestive system. This is of great benefit to everyone within sniffing distance!
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Brewer’s and Nutritional Vegetarian Yeast) is also an important probiotic and has been a major ingredient of Pet Plus since its original creation in 1996.
Probiotics have also been shown to be critically important in maintaining a healthy immune system. This is especially key in these times of increasing antibiotic resistance.
If your immune system can protect you from pathogenic invaders, the need for medication, like antibiotics, is vastly reduced.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are known to be the very best prebiotics, providing so much support for the existing healthy gut flora that supplying probiotics is almost unnecessary! We decided to do both with Pet Plus, to give our dogs and cats the best of both worlds! Frutafit Inulin IQ is the patented source of the most effective of all the fructo-oligosaccharides in a whole food form. We’ve chosen this prebiotic nutrient to support the probiotics as it is plant based, very palatable and completely natural. Alfafa, wheatgrass, barley grass and beetroot fibre are all included Alfalfa, wheat grass and barley grass have been pulverized and juiced then carefully dried so that all those fabulous nutrients, which would otherwise be hidden inside the cells, are preserved without chemicals and readily available to our pets. The beet root fibre is also a great source of fibre. Together, these five ingredients are an essential support for the probiotics and provide an enormous number of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients