How Pet Plus Helps Cats

Cats are carnivores. They are designed get all the nutrients they need by eating whole herbivorous animals: meat, bones, guts, the whole 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 herbivore guts are full of very well chewed, partially digested vegetation and numerous healthy bacteria (probiotics).

By consuming the gut contents of these herbivores, 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 vegetable and fruit matter. That's why nature has allowed the herbivores do the hard work of chewing, fermenting and digesting grass all day.

A cat will lay in wait, leap out from a bush and catch a tiny herbivore. Evolution has ensured this process if very efficient.

Pet Plus And Raw Food

Most cats are fed with commercial processed food. These animals are definitely missing out and suffering from a lack of good nutrition.

However, when we do the best for our cats and feed them raw food, we rarely feed them a whole animal.

This means they too are missing out on nutrients. Raw food fed cats can still be missing out on the gut contents and all those fabulous nutrients and probiotics that come from the predigested vegetable and fruit matter in the stomach of a whole herbivore.

Mixing Pet Plus for Cats in with their raw meat and bone makes up for this missing nutrition 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 heat processing.

The supplemental enzymes in Pet Plus for Cats work with your cat's own digestive enzymes to help ensure that your cat receives the maximum amount of nutrition available from the food eaten.

Cereals

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 gastrointestinal tract is extremely short. Therefore, ingested foods move quickly through it, making digestibility a highly desirable feature of cat food.

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.

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15 comments on “How Pet Plus Helps Cats”

  1. Hi Suzi, my homeopathic vet recommended that I should contact you as you maybe able to offer some advice? Basically my cat Lizzie is about 18 years old (we got Lizzie after a car accident about 9 years ago and she has a missing back leg and is a house cat. Lizzie is on Vidalta tablets for her thyroid and has been on them about 5 years now, her kidney levels go up and down and at the moment are stable. She also has Cystitis every now and then which is thought to be stress related and she can be a bit anxious every now and then. (We think the latest cystitis was brought on by constantly going to the vets to get her thyroid tested, so she was very scared in her carry case going to and from the vets). She has now been diagnosed with Pancreatitis so has now gone on the Royal Canin and Hills Prescription wet cat food which amazingly she seems to like, we also give her cooked chicken and cooked white fish, and a tiny amount of cat pate in order to hide her pills in. We are also now giving her Pulsatilla tablets over her food which our homeopathic vet recommended. Lizzie also struggles a bit to go to the loo which we think maybe arthritis due to her car accident so its as if it cause her a pain and she can only squat down on the one leg (due to the other missing from the car accident) My question is do you think pets plus may help with her symptoms? Ive been looking into raw food for Lizzie but am not sure if it would be too much of a big change for her. I was wondering what you thought of me giving her say half raw food and also keep her on the prescription food as well so she gets a bit of both? and was wondering if the pets plus would also be ok and beneficial for me to put over her wet prescription food? or even over her cooked chicken and white fish? as we want to make sure that she gets all the correct nutrients and iam worried now that she has pancreatitis.Any advice would be great, Thanks so Much Mark

    1. Your suggestion at the end there is just what I'd suggest! But then I'd gradually get her off the processed food altogether as it's the lack of enzymes and nutrients in the processed food that causes the pancreas to have to work so hard. So adding Pet Plus to everything will take the strain off the pancreas. Then gradually moving her onto all raw with the Pet Plus will give the pancreas a chance to heal.
      Well done for working out a plan of action!
      Let me know how you get on.

  2. Hi,

    This isn't exactly an enquiry, but I've used PetPlus on my Bengals (I have 5 that I breed, and one that is just a big sloppy tomcat baby) for about 2 months and I've already noticed a difference in them! Their coats are even shinier, their glitter has come right out, their colours are richer, their eyes are brighter, they are even more playful (if that could be possible with Bengals!!) and altogether they just are even more amazing!!

    I'm an avid promoter of raw/natural feeding, I have been feeding raw ever since I actually read the ingredients on a cat food lable (4% meat?? for a carnivore???? whats all THAT about????). To me, raw feeding makes perfect sense, I mean, I've seen my cats do some amazing things, but hunker down and barbecuing soya is NOT one of them.....
    I have, however, had a bit of a problem when it comes to supplements. Most of them are very complete and on the packet sound great, but, when it comes down to actually getting them into the cats it's a different story. The bowl is greeted with a look that says 'Please explain just WHY you are trying to make me eat battery acid??' (I'm sure most most cat owners out there recognise THAT look!!) and the food is ignored. PetPlus is very different. They ENJOY the taste, mine try and lick it straight from the tub (and do if I'm not careful - it makes them sneeze! it's hilarious!!!). I can't praise this product enough.

    My 3 girls are pregnant and I'm looking forward to the pitter patter (or thunder during playtime!!) of little paws, I'll be feeding them all raw when the time comes.

    Suzi has been kind enough to send me some of her flyers and information sheets. I will be including these in the kitten packs that accompany my furrbabies to their new families in the hope that they will continue feeding raw and PetPlus. My only complaint is I keep running out haha.....:-) just about to order some more......:-)

    Thank you, Suzi, for this wonderful product, it really DOES make a difference!!!

    Rebecca, Mum to Beautiful Bengals:-
    Angel, Fox, Storm, River, Basil and Mint

  3. Hi, I have a 14 year male cat that has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, he is a very fussy eater and would only eat dried food, but   as we have now found out, that is not good for him.  The problem is he will only eat fish, usually coley or similar, would adding pet plus to his food give him the correct nutrients that he needs, without causing problems with his blood sugars?
    Many thanks
    Paula

    1. paulakemptherapies Hi Paula,
      Thanks for your question.  Yes, Pet Plus has been designed with exactly this kind of situation in mind.  I hope the fish he eats is raw too.  That's so much better than cooked!  Try raw egg too.  Cats usually only eat the yolk, so either you can have lots of meringues or let the dogs have the translucent part (commonly called the 'white' as that is the colour it goes when the proteins are so irreversibly damaged by heat).  
      There is the possibility that when he gets raw food and all those fabulous nutrients in Pet Plus, his insulin producing cells might start to repair so you might find he gradually needs less insulin.  Some cats have even been able to stop the insulin.  Wouldn't that be great!!
      Best wishes,
      Suzi

        1. paulakemptherapies petplusvet  That's excellent news! Soon, he'll be off insulin altogether as his system recovers. Isn't it great to be able to recover from diabetes!

  4. Hi Suzi
    I have a 15 year old cat who has Chronic Kidney Disease and hypertension she is on Istin for her hypertension and Alucaps and Tripsy dietary supplement for her CKD she is doing really well except her stools are very soft and smelly, she has suffered from colitis in the past and had antibiotics for this. Would Pet Plus help with her soft stools and be safe to use with her other medication

    Regards

    Mandy

  5. Hi Susanna,
    I am hoping you can give me some advice as i am so desperate to try find something that can help my 16 yr old siamese who has suffered with IBD for several years..with regular trips to the vet..which will stress him out ever time.......He is at present on a low dose Steriod once a day and Metronidazole twice a day for 7days every 4th week... but i'm afraid we are not seeing a great improvement..he still has regular flare-ups....i am unhappy about increasing his Steriod for fear of futher damage to his health...he does have regular check-ups,blood tests etc....his food is Hill's Z/D mainly dry...he is not 2/3 meal a day cat he is more of what i would call a grazer.. little and often..His weight is stable at the moment but has lost 1kg over the 6yrs i've had him..(he is a rescue cat) he is now 4.2kg...
    After reading about the benifits of "Pet Plus" and how it had helped a cat with a simular problem..i thought i would see if it would be an answer to my prayers...i have already ordered and can't wait to try it....
    But I would be more than grateful if there is any further advice you could give.that may just help.. oh i have tried him on minced steak but thats a no no... He has bottled water....
    Thanking you..

    Regards
    Paulene Moore....

    1. Hi Paulene,

      Thanks for your online question. I thought I'd email the reply to you and then put it on the web site.

      I have posted you the Pet Plus, so give him 1/4 teaspoonful daily. You can offer it to him on the end of the teaspoon and he will probably just eat it from there. Or you can dampen his food by running your wet fingers through it, then sprinkle the Pet Plus onto it.
      Aloe Vera is an excellent anti-inflammatory, so I'd suggest you mix 5 mls Aloe Vera with 1/4 tsp Pet Plus and syringe that into his mouth every morning. If he's having a flare up, mix 20 mls Aloe Vera with 1/4 tsp Pet Plus and give that to him 4 times daily. Medicinal green clay is also an excellent adsorbant and will take the toxins out of his gut so he can excrete them. That'll stop the irritation of his gut wall too. I can send you some if you like.

      It's a shame he won't eat mince raw. Have you tried offering him whole fish, like a whole sprat? Sometimes cutting the sprat in half with scissors helps them to realize what delicious food it is! Mine love it! Also raw egg....just break it into his bowl / plate and cut into the yolk with the shell just to let it flow so it's easy for them to lap it up. One of my cats eats just the yolk, the other eats the whole lot. Raw fish and raw egg would be better for his guts than anything processed.

      Processed food is so difficult to digest that undigested bits arrive in the large bowel, which is not designed to deal with them. So the gut bacteria have a go at digesting it, but it is not properly absorbed and irritates the whole large bowel wall and environment. Raw food is easily digested and absorbed in the small intestine, so it is only the waste products that arrive in the large bowel, as nature intended.

      So my suggestion is to try all sorts of raw food. Maybe he would prefer lumps of meat and meaty bones rather than mince. Don't give up! You will find something he likes. You could even mix a little warm gravy with the minced meat and bone. Feed the food to him at room temperature or slightly warmer (by adding some warm gravy). To balance out the minerals, it is essential to feed raw meat and bone together, as they would have had in the wild. The pet shops sell Prize Choice made from mince raw meat and minced raw bone in many varieties. Go and get one of each and try them all! Let the packet defrost naturally in a bowl overnight. Do not use a microwave as that destroys all nutrients and converts the whole food into a cancer forming piece of toxic waste! Casually offer a little bit to him.

      Raw whole small fish, like sprats and sardines are excellent. Raw egg is easy to digest and supplies great nutrients. Raw chicken wings are thoroughly enjoyed too. Raw meaty bones are fine but do not ever offer cooked bones....or anything cooked for that matter! It's so indigestible once you've killed all those wonderful enzymes and micronutrients by cooking! Nature knows best. Just feed what you know cats would eat in the wild! And never ever give them milk!

      I've attached a couple of sheets of information for you.

      Let me know how you get on.

      Best wishes,

      Suzi

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      Susanna McIntyre BVSc MRCVS
      Healthy nutrition for pets and people; dentistry for pets; lectures

      Pet Plus, the best whole food based nutritional supplement for cats and dogs containing everything they need for optimal health.

      Juice Plus, the most scientifically proven whole food nutritional supplement in the world comprising 30 of the most nutrient dense ripe raw fruits, vegetables and berries juiced, gently dried and encapsulated!

  6. Hi
    I rather hope you can help l have a breeding queen that is 18 months old she has five 8 week old kittens all very well but mum has had very bad tummy for at least 5 months she is so very hungry all the time but suffers badly with runny poos and my goodness does she smell l have has stool samples tested at the vets nothing he says her tummy feels very soft we have tried an number of foods l have to keep her off wet food she is now on hills z diet l am so worried about her l have been told that the pet plus might help her please help
    Regards
    Dawn Davies

    1. Hi Dawn,

      Thanks for your enquiry, which I'll answer online as well, but thought I'd email you so you get it asap (20/06/12).

      Yes, Pet Plus will certainly help because it supplies numerous digestive enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics, all essential for the wellbeing of the digestive tract (and therefore the whole cat!). I'd also suggest you give her some medicinal clay which is an adsorbent, so taking the toxins out of her body and allowing her intestines to heal and repair. I would also suggest you give her some aloe vera drink, which you can get from your local health food shop. Pukka is the best make, but any will be fine. Give her 5 mls 4 times daily. I mix the Pet Plus in with that, so I mix 20 mls aloe vera and a big 1/4 teaspoon Pet Plus in a cup and syringe 5 mls into the cat's mouth gently 4 x daily. If you choose to use clay too (which I can supply if you'd like some), mix 1 tsp clay in with the mixture and give 5 mls 4x daily. Runny tummy should be clear in 4-5 days (or sooner).

      Food and drink are important too.
      Drink: plenty of clean, fresh, chemical-free (bottled or filtered) water available all the time; fresh, clean bowlful at least once a day.
      Food: I'd take her off the kibble straight away. There's no decent nutrition in any of these processed foods at all, so it's really hard for any animal to thrive on such poor nutrition. As she has a runny tummy right now, I'd give her raw egg to eat. If she's really hungry she'll probably eat about 4 straight off. Just give them to her one at a time. They often only eat the yolk, so if she's that way inclined, just give her the yolk and keep the whites to make yourself a lot of meringues! You could also offer her some cooled boiled brown rice. That is hydrating, calming and an adsorbent too. She can have as much brown rice and egg as she wants, but in lots of small amounts. If she doesn't like egg, try raw fish, like salmon, or maybe raw chicken. That's not as irritating to the gut as kibble or red meat.

      Once the diarrhoea has stopped, you can reduce the clay to once a day, but carry on with the aloe vera and Pet Plus 4 times daily.

      After 2-3 days of firm stools, stop the clay, but carry on with the aloe vera and Pet Plus for at least another 10 days, then gradually reduce over the next week.

      Keep her on raw meat / fish / egg and Pet Plus for ever and you shouldn't have another problem. I've attached a diet sheet for you. I use the Prize Choice minced up meat and bone, as it's nice and simple. Try the different varieties and if your cats enjoy it, Anglia Meat Products who make it will deliver a freezer full whenever you need it. They deliver to an area once a week.

      I also recommend giving them something to really get their teeth into too. So, once they're used to having nutrient rich, easily digestible, health promoting raw food, you can start introducing the small ends of raw chicken wings every day. I give mine parts of organic chicken carcasses. I cut out the ribs and wish bone and some of the other little meaty bones for the cats and give the big bits to the dogs. It's what they're designed to eat and they really thrive on it. It's nutritious and entertaining!

      Let me know how you get on.

  7. Hi there, I have cats and one dog as well as two children 4 and 1. Two of my cats have been diagnosed with cancer. The first Lumos was diagnosed in October 2007 with intestinal Lymphoma. We were told at the Glasgow Veterinary school that he had 4 months with or without chemo so we decided that to put him through Chemo in his last 4 months would just be cruel. Lumos was 9 on the 13th March I am happy to say and yet his diet has remained the same chicken, sheba and dried food. Our girl Kisi was recently diagnosed with mamary cancer and the prognosis isn't good at all and the lumps are getting noticable larger. Is there anything I can give her and feed my cats on to help protect them in the future??? I do want to make the transition to raw for the cats and dog and didn't think my pets would be susceptible to cancer as their diet was good all things considered but I no longer feed dried food no matter how good the brand!
    Thanks in advance,
    Valerie and the furry clan

    1. Thanks for your comment Valerie.
      Definitely changing onto raw food is the right thing to do. I'd also suggest adding Pet Plus which is an excellent source of antioxidants and numerous other really important micronutrients, all in the natural balance of whole food, so not isolated or man-made. This is important because scientists are discovering new micronutrients in natural, raw foods all the time. So far, they've identified over 15,000! We now know that every vitamin, for example, needs loads of other co-factors and supporting micronutrients to enable it to work effectively. We need the whole orchestra of natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and so on to work together synergistically. I could go on.....!
      Like you, I used to think that good brands of processed foods were the best thing to feed our pets, but learnt I was wrong the hard way. However good the brand of processed pet food is, it is still processed which denatures all the nutrients, especially the proteins. This makes the food difficult to digest, detoxify and absorb.
      The food a carnivore is biologically adapted to eat is other animals! We can provide a similar diet by feeding raw meat and bone, Pet Plus and some liquidized greens (which in nature would have been chewed to a pulp by the prey animal).
      There are quite a few manufacturers of good quality raw meat and bone minces now which makes it nice and easy for us to feed natural raw food to our carnivorous pets. The two I know best are Natural Instinct and Darling's. They deliver frozen packs to your door and will send you samples! It doesn't get much easier than that, does it? When you look at their web sites, you'll see they do vegetable free recipes too, so you can add a teaspoonful of liquidized greens into your cats' bowl of food and more than that to your dog's bowl. I actually feed their meat and bone and vegetable mixtures to my dogs and cats with liquidized greens and Pet Plus mixed in and they're all thriving!
      Remember, variety is the spice of life! It's essential to vary the types of food too, so chicken one day, lamb another, perhaps rabbit on another day. In the wild, they wouldn't have eaten, say, chicken every day. They'd eat whatever they could either catch or find.
      I'd also recommend you filter your water, to get rid of the chemicals. It's better for all the members of the family, people and pets alike.
      To minimize their chemical intake, I also use a natural herbal wormer, Verm-x as a treat every day. The cats and dogs love it. I give it to them every evening when I say goodnight. Since I started feeding raw with Pet Plus in 1996, my pets haven't had any problems with fleas either, yet another expensive chemical we don't need!
      I hope that helps you. I look forward to more comments!
      Suzi

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