This whole food supplement contains ingredients dogs would naturally have obtained for themselves in the wild by eating whole raw animals, especially the gut contents, and raw plant material. It supplies numerous nutrients and micronutrients which have been lost from processed food or which may be missing from a raw food diet.
How Can Pet Plus Help?
A very comprehensive blend, Pet Plus provides high potency, multiple enzymes which help your dogs to digest their food by replacing the food enzyme activity lost in the cooking and processing of food. It provides amylase, protease, lipase and procerelase in a whole food base of alfalfa, barley, wheat grass, bilberry, beet root fibre, Frutafit Inulin IQ prebiotic (Fructo-Oligo Saccharide), flax seed, safflower petal and brewer’s yeast, ingredients usually missing from even a raw food diet. In addition, the probiotic Lactobacillus Acidophilus is included for intestinal support. This is one of the most beneficial intestinal micro-organisms and one of the best colonizers.
Dogs require dietary sources of energy which may be supplied by either plant or animal products, as long as the food that they ingest is digested and the nutrients are absorbed. Most commercial dog foods consist of a combination of cereals and meat proteins. Heat processing makes many of the nutrients difficult to digest, especially proteins. Supplemental enzymes help to ensure that the dog receives the maximum amount of nutrition available from the food eaten.
The Importance of Vegetables
Naturally, dogs are designed to eat whole herbivorous animals as well as grazing on fruits and vegetables. Herbivores spend much of their time chewing vegetable matter into a pulp to improve its digestibility. By consuming the gut contents of these animals, dogs obtain numerous essential dietary ingredients which may be missing from a diet comprising parts of animals rather than the whole. Feeding a supplement such as Pet Plus provides the nutrients from this “grass soup” element in a more civilized form.
The inclusion of the whole food blend provides additional natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, prebiotics, fatty acids (omegas 3, 6 and 9) and other essential vital factors which are often missing from a raw food diet, but especially from commercial pet foods, where synthetics are added in an attempt to replace those lost during processing.