Pets have digestive issues for a variety of reasons.
If your cat or dog has an upset stomach, vomiting or diarrhea, contact your veterinarian.
Commercial pet foods, including canned food and dried kibble, require very high temperatures to mass produce, killing natural enzymes.
Even raw diets, which try to mimic how cats and dogs eat “in the wild,” don’t include fur (fiber), guts and glands.
The enzyme cellulase helps break down fiber in the digestive system.
PET | TAO’s Harmonize GI Supplement contains all four enzymes to help benefit your pet.
What is Cellulase?
Cellulase does not normally exist in cat and dog digestive systems.
The pancreas of a carnivore does not secrete cellulase, which splits cellulose into glucose molecules.
Because of this, dogs and cats are inefficient at digesting grains or plant material for protein.
However, supplementation of digestive enzymes containing cellulase benefits pets with medical problems.
Why is Cellulase Beneficial for Improving Pet Digestion?
Cellulase frees chemicals bound to fiber such as zinc, selenium, and linoleic acid.
In fact, one study suggests zinc supplementation was not as beneficial as supplementing with plant enzymes.
Another study of human nursing home patients revealed the consumption of a multi-enzyme supplement containing cellulase increased protein absorption.
Tests showed improvement in immune function and the benefits ended after the supplement was withdrawn.
Cellulase enzymes can help aid the hydrolysis of cellulose into blood sugar, helping maintain optimal blood sugar levels.
The enzyme also helps keep cholesterol at optimal levels and protects cell membranes from free radicals and toxic chemicals.
Cellulase additionally aids in the mediation of biofilm formation from cellulose produced by pathogens by breaking down the polysaccharides of microbial biofilms.
Does Cellulase Have Side Effects?
Use only as directed by your veterinarian.
Responses to supplements may vary by animal.
Safety for pregnant or nursing animals is not proven.
Pets who recently had GI surgery or a GI ulcer should recover completely before instituting enzyme supplementation.
How to Use Cellulase with Other Herbs and Compounds
Cellulase’s benefits are best when combined with other compounds.
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