Cats are carnivores. They are designed get all the nutrients they need by eating whole herbivorous animals: meat, bones, guts, the lot! Pet Plus supplies the missing nutrients, bridging the gap between what they’re designed to eat and what we feed them.
In The Wild
Herbivores spend much of their time chewing vegetable matter into a pulp to improve its digestibility, so their guts are full of very well chewed, partially digested vegetation and numerous healthy bacteria (probiotics). By consuming the gut contents of these animals, cats obtain the vast range of nutrients and micronutrients present in vegetation which would otherwise be inaccessible to them. Cats are not grazing animals and have neither the teeth nor the digestive system to cope with eating vegetation, so they let the herbivores do the hard work of chewing, fermenting and digesting grass all day! Then they leap out and catch one! How efficient!
Pet Plus And Raw Food
When we feed raw food to our cats, we rarely feed them a whole animal, so they are missing out on the gut contents and all those fabulous nutrients and probiotics. Mixing Pet Plus for Cats in with their raw meat and bone makes up for this by providing the nutrients, micronutrients and probiotics of this ‘grass soup’ in a more civilized form.
Pet Plus And Processed foods
Processed foods are more difficult for cats to digest as most of the nutrients and micronutrients are damaged or lost during processing. The enzymes in Pet Plus for Cats help with this digestive process, making the nutrients in the food more accessible to your cat.
Being highly evolved carnivores, cats rely heavily on protein and fat for their metabolism and good health. Unfortunately, most commercial cat foods consist of a combination of cereals, fats and meat proteins, all of which have been damaged by the heat processing. The supplemental enzymes in Pet Plus for Cats work with your cat’s own digestive enzymes to help to ensure that your cat receives the maximum amount of nutrition available from the food eaten.
In the wild, cats would only consume cereals in a partially digested state from the guts of their prey, combined with other vegetation and numerous enzymes. They would not choose to eat cereals themselves and certainly not cooked cereals! The ProCerealase and Amylase enzymes in Pet Plus address this need, helping cats to digest these unnatural foods.
Proteins And Fats
Heat processing makes many of the nutrients difficult to digest, especially proteins. The Protease enzymes in Pet Plus help with the digestion of these damaged proteins, enabling cats to access these essential nutrients. Likewise, the Lipase enzymes aid the digestion of the fats. Pet Plus also supplies a well balanced, easily assimilated source of omega 3,6 and 9 from flax seed and safflower.
The feline gastro-intestinal tract is extremely short and ingested foods move quickly through it, making digestibility highly critical for cats. The enzyme formula in Pet Plus for Cats provides high potency, multiple enzymes which help to replace the food enzyme activity lost in the cooking and processing of food.
The whole food based ingredients in Pet Plus for Cats supply a great range of natural phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and mineral which work synergistically to protect your cat.