More and more dogs are being diagnosed with pancreatitis, especially slightly older dogs. This is because it takes a few years of poor nutrition to essentially break the pancreas.
What Is Pancreatitis?
Interestingly, the pancreas of rats fed processed food was found to be three times bigger than those fed natural raw food.
Rats fed processed food suffered from pancreatitis.
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 simply digesting itself.
PET Plus supplies all these enzymes too, so it gives the pancreas a rest!
How Does The Pancreas Work?
When required, the 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 gallbladder.
If the duct gets blocked, for example by gallstones 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. Autoimmune diseases can also destroy the pancreas.
When continuously asked to do unnatural things, like producing copious quantities of digestive enzymes every day, the pancreas becomes exhausted and runs out of the raw ingredients from which to make the digestive enzymes.
The pancreas can become exhausted over time
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 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 nutritional supplement, supplies all the necessary ingredients to improve the pet’s digestive ability.
If your pet also has diarrhoea it will probably need some treatment. I use medicinal green clay and aloe vera to help the large bowel to calm 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, autoimmune disease, cancer, thick bile and the exhaustion of the pancreas by feeding raw food with PET Plus right from the start.
We’re all designed to eat raw food. Save yourselves time, money and emotional upset by keeping your pets healthy.