The pancreas is the organ in the body that produces digestive enzymes and the cause of pancreatitis. Interestingly, the pancreas of rats fed processed food was found to be three times bigger than those fed natural raw food. That’s because when eating fresh raw food, the body doesn’t have to produce many digestive enzymes as there are already enough enzymes in the food to complete the digestive process. That’s why fresh raw food rots. It is just digesting itself.
Pet Plus supplies all these enzymes too, it gives the pancreas a rest!
How Does The Pancreas Work?
These pancreatic enzymes pass down a little tube (pancreatic duct) into the intestines at the same place as the bile duct which delivers bile from the liver and gall bladder. If the duct gets blocked, for example by gall stones or thick sandy bile or even a growth obstructing the duct, the digestive enzymes cannot get out of the pancreas and so are likely to begin their digestive work in situ. This is bad news for the pancreas which is gradually being broken down by these enzymes. It naturally becomes inflamed, irritated and painful. Auto-immune diseases can destroy the pancreas too.
When continuously asked to do unnatural things, like producing copious quantities of digestive enzymes every day, the pancreas also gets exhausted and runs out of the raw ingredients from which to make the digestive enzymes.
Whatever the cause, the result is that insufficient digestive enzymes are produced so the food cannot be digested properly. Undigested food then ends up in the large bowel where the probiotics (friendly bacteria) break it down. This creates gas, bowel distention, pain and diarrhoea. Affected animals lose weight rapidly as they are unable to access the nutrients in the food they’re eating. Eating also becomes associated with pain, deterring the poor animals from eating at all, even though they are desperately hungry. They soon look gaunt and thin with a dry staring coat. Untreated, of course they would die of starvation.
Ok, So How Do We Treat Pancreatitis?
Supplement the feed with pancreatic enzymes or digestive enzymes, probiotics and change to raw food! Pet Plus supplies all the necessary ingredients to improve the pet’s digestive ability. The diarrhoea will probably need some treatment. I use medicinal green clay and aloe vera to help the large bowel to clam down with the Pet Plus providing the probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes and all the other supportive micronutrients, like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants all as whole foods.
Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure
Prevention is of course better than cure! Prevent pancreatitis, auto-immune disease, cancer, thick bile and the exhaustion of the pancreas by feeding raw food with Pet Plus right from the start.
It’s what we’re all designed to eat. Save yourselves time, money and emotional upset by keeping your pets healthy.