How does Total-Zymes® help my dog?
Digestive enzymes are essential to good health because they enable the body to obtain nutrients from food. Without digestive enzymes, even the most nutritious foods will not be of any use to the body. A typical animal’s diet is full of cooked and processed foods. These foods are unnatural to pets and it strains the digestive system as well as the pancreatic system. This makes ample amounts of digestive enzymes even more important. This product assists pet’s digestion by breaking down the fundamental components of their food with vegetarian enzymes. Even if our pet’s diet consists of kibble, raw or canned food for their nutrient base, complete digestion is essential. No matter the quality of their base diet, if the pet’s digestive abilities are compromised, the nutrition will not be available. Total-Zymes® assures nutrient availability and absorption. Total-Zymes® Pet Digestive Powder is a high performance, broad-spectrum digestive enzyme formula utilizing 16 vegetarian enzymes and is coupled with our exclusive L.E.A.D.S®, system, Live Enzyme Activated Delivery System®. The L.E.A.D.S. ® system, first used in human nutrition, optimizes the enzymatic effectiveness in your pet’s digestive tract using chelated minerals that activate the enzymes. Full enzymatic activity assures complete digestion and assimilation of all your pets’ food at a cellular level.
1. How do I use Total-Zymes® properly?
Total-Zymes® should be taken with every meal. One scoop of Total-Zymes® will digest one cup of any pet food. Total-Zymes® should be consumed just before or during meals, for help with stomach related symptoms like gas, burping, water retention, bloating, fatigue, etc. Mix with canned food or sprinkle over dry kibble.
2. Why are the enzymes in this formula measured in FCCPU instead of mg.?
Enzymes are measured by reaction time, rather than by amount or weight. The unit measurements used for each enzyme refers to the length of time and the intensity of the reactions it creates.
3. What can I expect to see with my pet after using this formula?
Pets suffering from gas, poor digestion, bloating, cramping, fatigue after eating or odd cravings, can expect these symptoms to diminish after just a few meals when taking this formula. Other enzyme deficiency related conditions like stool eating; chronic constipation, loose stool or joint pain will improve over time depending on the individual animal. You should notice significant improvement of these conditions with 2-3 weeks if you are taking the formula faithfully.
4. What is the difference between plant and animal based enzymes?
Plant-based enzymes are derived from many sources including pineapple, papaya and mushroom-based fermentation. Animal-based enzymes are extracted from the pancreatic tissue of slaughtered pigs and cows. The high pH environment of the small intestine is the only place animal-based enzymes can function, as they are extremely sensitive to low pH ranges. This means that animal based enzymes may not survive outside of this environment. Plant-based enzymes are not destroyed by the acidic conditions of the stomach and are therefore stable in the upper stomach, where they can begin processing food immediately.
5. Can I give my pet Total-Zymes® while he or she is on medication?
This formula has not been shown to interact with any medication, however if you have any specific questions, please direct them to your veterinarian.
6. Are there side effects with Total-Zymes®?
When taken as directed there are no known side effects with this formula.
7. Can I give Total-Zymes® to my puppies or kittens?
This formula can be safely given to all pets regardless of age. Pets need Total-Zymes® as soon as they start eating processed food. Add Total-Zymes® to any cold or room temperature food or beverage. Remember heat and cooking destroys enzymes.
8. What if my child gets into the Total-Zymes® powder and eats a lot?
A child could eat the entire container of Total-Zymes® and there would be no bad side effects except possibly a mild cleansing effect such as temporary diarrhea.
9. Would any pet benefit from Total-Zymes®?
Yes any pet that would naturally eat an all raw food diet in the wild will benefit greatly from Total-Zymes® And really do you know any pets that cook there food in the wild?
Active Ingredient Overview
Our List of 16 Enzymes,
Protease 6.0; Is used to break down proteins to peptides. It will not digest protein to amino acids. A second enzyme is necessary for that to happen.
Protease 3.0; Is used to break down proteins in a different PH range.
Protease 4.5; Is used to break down proteins in a different PH range then the other two.
Peptidase; Help digest protein molecules. Four varieties of protease enzymes have been combined in this formula to compensate for higher protein diets of pets.
Amylase; An enzyme that breaks down sugars and starches. Good for those hidden sugars in pet treats. And helps digest corn, potatoes, rice ect.
Alpha-Galactosidase; This enzyme breaks down carbohydrates, such as vegetables, whole grains. It can help prevent the gas and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Beta-Glucanase; This enzyme is used to breakdown carbohydrates, specifically starches.
Diastase; Sometimes called maltase is an enzyme that is the catalyst in the hydrolysis of disaccharide maltose to the simple sugar form – glucose
Lipase; Will digest lipids or fats as they are commonly called. Lipase is critical to digest that fat in the diet that supports a healthy coat and skin.
Cellulase; Works on Cellulose, an indigestible fiber found in many fruits and vegetables.
Pectinase; Breaks down fruit and vegetable pectin’s and aids in detoxifying.
Phytase; Breaks down carbohydrates, specifically phytates in plants. It can increase mineral absorption and the bio-availability of iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium.
Hemicellulase; Is used to breakdown carbohydrates, especially polysaccharides such as hemicelluloses, which are found in plant foods.
Bromelain; Is most notable for its effectiveness in normalizing inflammation and decreasing swelling. As a natural systemic enzyme with many uses.
NEW! Lactase; Helping digest, Lactose and milk sugars. Lactase is required to break down lactose (a primary sugar found in mammalian milk). Also to help digest yogurt, milk products and cheese.
NEW! Glucoamylase; Is used to breakdown carbohydrates, specifically polysaccharides, simple sugars. Many new dog treats have hidden sugar.
NEW! Prebiotics; Pre-biotics to help with implantation of the goof guy bacteria in the gut. Pre-biotics- Inulin IQ FOS (Fructooligosaccharides)- one of the best-known pre-biotics, FOS is known to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. It has been shown to stimulate growth of bifidobacteria in the colon where many diseases first take root. Healthy colon function is vital to a properly functioning immune system
Live Enzyme Activated Delivery System ® (L.E.A.D.S. ®) insures assimilation at a cellular level. This particular combination of mineral cofactors helps to activate each individual enzyme for maximum particle digestion and complete nutrient distribution throughout the body. It increases the formula’s bioavailability.
Total-Zymes® Now has more enzymes for total digestion and to help improve overall health of your pet.
Our tabs do not contain any, chemicals, gluten, soy, dairy, yeast also wheat free, no eggs, no preservatives, no artificial coloring or flavoring. This product is Non-GMO and Corn Free.
All Natural Ingredients, Our factory is Certified and in full compliance with GMP Requirements for Dietary Supplements. We also have a third party testing lab test for impurities. Made in USA facility.
We use no beet fiber in our products as a filler. All active ingredients. Some products will use this as filler check the labels.
One scoop (approximately 625 mg) of each product per cup of pet food. A free scoop is inside every can of Total-Zymes® and Total-Biotics®. Put the amount of food to be treated in a container with a snap on lid. Add one scoop of each formula for each cup of food. You can treat the entire days worth of kibble all at one time and then feed out of that container for all the meals that day. You can treat, if you wish, only the kibble, but then add enough of both formulas to cover other foods such as canned or roll food that will be added to the dish that day.
Directions for raw fed pets.
Assuming that you are feeding only 100% raw meat with no potatoes, rice or vegetables that needs to be cooked. What I recommend for raw fed dogs is this. Cut the amount of Total-Zymes® to ¼ to ½ scoops per cup of raw food. The benefit is, Total-Zymes® will replace the enzymes lost in freezing and handling of the meat. Then the enzymes over and above what is needed to digest the food will be used systemically to combat inflammation and joint discomfort. Those enzymes will also work on possible allergens such as pollen, dander, dust mite feces and more. It can also prevent a reaction with flea bite saliva; there is a protein in flea’s salvia that causes the itch.
Total-Biotics® on the other hand should be doubled to two scoops per cup of raw food. This will insure your pet’s intestinal tract will remain well populated with good bacteria thus crowding out bad bacteria and yeasts. Because the meat is not a fresh kill, like it would be in the wild, (a squirrel or rabbit) and has been handled in a commercial meat packing plant the possibility of bacterial contamination is greater (E.coli, salmonella ,etc.). Remember freezing does not kill bacteria.
We have many raw fed dog and cats that are thriving on this adjusted dosing of Total-Zymes® and Total-Biotics®