Digestive Enzymes Support Proper Digestion
Digestive enzymes are an important part of both human and canine digestive system processes that provide the fuel needed to live. The feed that dogs eat daily is not utilized directly and must be broken down into the nutrients that are absorbed. Enzymes are a key part of the multitude of metabolic processes that occur to provide the nutrition your dog needs.
What Enzymes Are Important For Dogs?
Here are just a few key enzymes and what they are targeted to act upon in the digestive tract.
- Protease – acts on protein to separate out the individual amino acids
- Amylase – targets starches for proper digestion; especially important to help reduce excess starch in the hindgut
- Cellulase – works on digesting normally hard to digest cellulose fibers in the GI tract
- Lipase – hydrolyzes triglycerides and other fats to facilitate proper absorption
In addition, hemicellulase, beta-glucanase, phytase and pectinase also work on other complex carbohydrates to help ensure proper digestion and support digestive health.
Selecting The Right Enzyme Products
Not all enzymes are alike. Fortitude® Canine Supplements utilize high-quality “defined” enzyme extracts that deliver the scientifically formulated amount of each enzyme to ensure your dog is getting the precise enzyme supplementation to optimize performance.
Unlike a “crude” enzyme approach where the enzyme levels are not guaranteed, and the source organism (like Aspergillus oryzae) are required to produce the enzyme in the animal, you can rest assured that our supplements contain the guaranteed amounts of the enzymes listed in the Guaranteed Analysis on our label.
Choose Fortitude Canine Supplements For Your Dog’s Enzyme Support
The Fortitude Canine products on this page, including Fortitude Canine CSP, contain many of the above ingredients that can help provide the enzyme profile your dog needs for the digestion system to perform its best.