PET PLUS !
Pet Plus whole food supplement provides
the enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals,
probiotics, prebiotics, coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) and fatty acids
(mostly omega 3, with some omega 6 and 9) which may have been lost from
processed food or may be missing from a raw food diet. This advanced
formulation provides high potency, multiple enzymes which help to
replace the food enzyme activity lost in the cooking and processing of
Pet Plus is a powder containing the nutrients and micronutrients our carnivorous pets would otherwise have eaten in the wild.
Raw food is full of enzymes. They are essential for life, so every
living cell has plenty. As they are destroyed by heat, processed food
has no enzymes, so the body has to make them in order to digest the
food. This is an energy expensive process, and particularly hard work
for the pancreas.
In Pet Plus, we’ve used Protease for protein digestion, Amylase for
carbohydrate digestion, Lipase for fat digestion and ProCerelase for the
digestion of vegetation.
On a processed food diet, these enzymes are critical for the proper
digestion and assimilation of the nutrients, as enzymes are rendered
inactive by the heating involved in the production of processed foods.
Also, many processed foods are bulked out by cheap cereal based fillers
which are very difficult for dogs and cats to digest.
Fed a raw food diet, the enzymes in Pet Plus help with the digestion
of the raw food, especially the vegetation. Dogs and cats are not good
at digesting vegetation. They would normally access most vegetable
nutrition from the intestinal contents of their prey, where it has
already been well chewed, partly digested and is full of
vegetation-digesting enzymes and probiotics. So the ProCerelase is
Dogs And Cats Need Probiotics
Lactobacillus Acidophillus is one of the best probiotics for
dogs and cats. It colonizes the gut easily, creates an environment that
discourages pathogens and does not transfer antibiotic resistance,
unlike some other probiotics. We decided not to use several different
probiotics as they would then be competing with each other to colonize
the gut, which would be rather silly.
Pets Need Prebiotics And Antioxidants
Fructo-Oligo Saccharides (FOS) are known to be the very best
prebiotics, providing so much support for the existing healthy gut flora
that supplying probiotics is almost unnecessary! We decided to do both
with Pet Plus, to give our dogs and cats the best of both worlds!
Frutafit Inulin IQ is the patented source of FOS we’ve chosen as it is
plant based, very palatable and completely natural.
Alfalfa, wheat grass and barley grass have been pulverized and juiced
then carefully dried so that all those fabulous nutrients, which would
otherwise be hidden inside the cells, are preserved without chemicals
and readily available to our pets. The beet root fibre is also a great
source of fibre.
Together, these five ingredients are an essential support for the
probiotics and provide an enormous number of antioxidants, vitamins,
minerals and phytonutrients.
A fantastic source of antioxidants, resveratrols and numerous
superfood micronutrients, the addition of bilberries to Pet Plus takes
its range of health promoting activities up to a whole new level!
Safflower Petals And Flax Seed
Excellent sources of essential fatty acids, safflower petals and flax
seeds supply the perfect balance of omega 3 and 6 for dogs and cats.
They are also rich sources of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and
phytonutrients and support the probiotics.
Repelling parasites is the main role of the brewers yeast. It is also
a marvellous source of B vitamins and many other important nutrients.
Coenzyme Q 10 (Ubiquinone)
Efficient energy production by the cells is critical for health.
Coenzyme Q10 is an essential co-factor for the release of energy from
food at the mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of every cell. This
fuels all the body’s systems, enhancing the smooth running of the whole
body, especially the immune system and the cardiovascular system.
Taurine And Liver
Taurine is essential for feline health so is provided in plenty in
Pet Plus for Cats. We’ve also included some liver to prevent any
problems with palatability, as our feline friends are sometimes rather
careful about what they’ll eat, even when it’s so good for them!
Synergy With Nature
The key to successful nutritional supplementation is to use the
ingredients found in nature in their whole form. There are at least
15,000 micronutrients in raw food which all work together,
synergistically. If we isolate these to make individual vitamins, we are
removing the very things we need! Always go for whole food based
nutritional supplements and avoid isolates! Nature knows best!