Is Your Dog or Cat's "Healthy" Diet Missing These 7 Key Elements?

Written by Nikki Lyn Pugh

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Dog and cat food comes in all shapes, flavors, varieties, and formulas. But it might surprise you to learn that even high-end dog and cat food brands that you assume are “healthy” are often still missing one vital ingredient… enzymes.

In fact, much of the pet food on store shelves is lacking in at least seven unique enzyme types that are critical for healthy digestion and absorption of nutrients. Enzymes are inherently delicate and very easily damaged or destroyed by heat and other factors [1].

Enzymes are typically absent from anything that’s been cooked or processed – including most major pet food brands on the market today. This is a serious problem. Without enzymes in their diets, dogs and cats are deprived of an important energetic substance that directly contributes to [2]:

  • proper nourishment
  • sustained energy production
  • vibrant immunity
  • healthy body weight
  • sturdy teeth and gums
  • balanced detoxification
  • strong bones and joints

All of these are vital for your four-legged friend to live a long and vivacious life.

Without Enzymes, Pet’s Bodies Are Forced to Compensate

dog waiting for food by bowlThere are essentially two classes of enzyme that dogs and cats need for optimal health [3]:

  1. digestive enzymes
  2. metabolic enzymes

The two are very similar, with the primary difference being that digestive enzymes are supposed to come from food, while metabolic enzymes are manufactured inside the body.

When animals consume what they were designed to eat (living foods that haven’t been cooked or otherwise altered), they get plenty of digestive enzymes naturally.

This allows the metabolic enzymes to perform their respective duties. Unfortunately, most pets aren’t given the raw food diets of their wild ancestors, and their bodies need to adjust to make up for the enzyme deficiency.

Metabolic enzymes can be repurposed to serve as digestive enzymes when necessary. Your pet’s body can produce a finite (limited) amount of enzymes before exhausting itself and depleting its internal stores. This is when problems like digestive dysfunction start to arise, which can eventually progress into various chronic diseases.

This grim scenario is obviously something that every pet owner wants to avoid, which is why it’s critical to take action before the situation spirals out of control. This requires either completely revamping your pet’s diet to include more raw and native foods, or actively supplementing it with digestive enzymes in order to fill the nutritional gap.

A Healthy Diet for Dogs & Cats Requires Enzymes

Not everyone has the time and budget to prepare a well-balanced raw food diet for their pet on a daily basis. Many conscious pet owners choose to enhance their pets’ existing diets with a high-quality enzyme supplement, making them more nutritionally complete.

But what, exactly, constitutes a high-quality enzyme supplement? And more specifically, which enzymes are most critical for the health of your pet?

It all starts with the four basic types of digestive enzymes: amylase, protease, lipase, and cellulose [4].

#1: Amylase, an enzyme primarily found in saliva and pancreatic fluid that’s responsible for converting starches and glycogens into simple sugars. In essence, amylase catalyzes the conversion of carbohydrates into smaller monosaccharides like glucose, fructose, and galactose that a pet’s body can actually absorb. These monosaccharides travel through the intestines into the blood and liver, where they’re transformed into a usable source of energy.

If your pet pal seems to lack energy on a regular basis, this could be a sign of an amylase deficiency. This is because carbohydrates consumed aren’t being broken down into their simplest and most usable forms for energy production. Other common symptoms of amylase deficiency include skin rashes, constipation and gas, and blood sugar problems [5], which represent many of the same symptoms associated with other enzyme deficiencies.

#2: Protease, or proteolytic enzyme, is responsible for hydrolyzing, or breaking down, the peptide bonds of food proteins in amino acids. Amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins that a pet’s body utilizes for basically every essential biological process. Whether it’s generating new cell tissue, building muscle mass, manufacturing hormones, or balancing fat stores, amino acids are there to make it happen [6].

#3: Lipase is the enzyme responsible for breaking down lipids, which are also known as fats. In the presence of triglycerides, lipase works alongside liver bile to split fat molecules into their base components, which include fatty acids and monoglycerides: two fundamental fat compounds that function as backup sources of energy for a pet’s body, as well as fuel for the central nervous, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems [7].

#4: Cellulase is an enzyme that tackles the breakdown and assimilation of vegetable fibers and other cellular material found in plants. Like other enzymes, it converts larger, less-absorbable substances into smaller, more absorbable substances. Unlike amylase, protease, and lipase, cellulase isn’t produced inside a pet’s body at all, which means it has to be supplemented through nutrition.

You may be surprised to learn that your pet may not be getting everything they need from their food. Watch this video to learn more about the seven critical nutrients that are likely missing from your pet’s diet.

#5: Bromelain is another digestive enzyme similar to protease that helps ease the burden of breaking down proteins. Most commonly found in the flesh and stems of pineapples, bromelain has been found to support healthy inflammation levels, help relieve pain, reduce swelling, and boost wound healing [8].

A 2010 mouse study published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease reported that bromelain given to mice with colitis “decreases inflammation severity and the incidence and multiplicity of inflammation-associated colonic neoplasiahas [9].”

#6: Xylanase plays a more distinct enzymatic role, breaking down a very specific type of fiber known as hemicellulose, found in vegetable and plant matter, into a simple sugar known as xylose. Xylanase works to produce more food matter for the beneficial bacteria that live inside a pet’s gut, as this collective microbiome is responsible for extracting and assimilating nutrients while further supporting the digestive process [10].

#7: Beta glucanase is actually a grouping of enzymes that, similar to amylase, is responsible for breaking down carbohydrates. It differs, however, in the fact that it targets a specific type of polysaccharide known as beta glucans that, without the presence of beta glucanase, can’t be digested naturally by your pet’s body.

Beta glucans function as a type of intestinal fiber that helps to promote regularity, balance cholesterol and blood sugar levels. They also prevent the formation of damaging bacterial growths known as “biofilms” that directly contribute to the formation of malignant yeast overgrowths like Candida albicans [11].

Why Your Pet Needs More Enzymes

When all of these powerful enzymes are joined together, they create a digestive army of synergistic crusaders that ensures every last nutrient in your pet’s food is put to good use.

This enzymatic entourage also frees up your pet’s metabolic enzymes to perform their normal functions, rather than picking up the slack of the digestive enzymes that are nowhere to be found in most store-bought kibble.

Remember: Even if the food you give your pet falls on the healthier end of the spectrum, it’s more than likely still deficient in enzymes. That’s why most pets can still benefit greatly when their food is fortified with natural, living enzymes.

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Nikki Lyn Pugh
Nikki Lyn Pugh, MFA, INHC is a natural health researcher and writer. She is also an integrative nutritional health coach specializing in autoimmune conditions, chronic stress, and energy medicine. She loves to inspire people to become empowered with their health through education and gentle guidance. Nikki lives and works in Cottonwood, AZ, with her bunny "Mr. Dot."

Article Summary

  • Modern pet food is generally lacking in many enzyme types that are critical for healthy digestion & absorption of nutrients.

  • There are two classes of enzyme that pets need for optimal health: digestive enzymes and metabolic enzymes.

  • 7 enzymes most critical for the health of your pet:

    1. Amylase
    2. Protease
    3. Lipase
    4. Cellulose
    5. Bromelain
    6. Xylanase
    7. Beta glucanase

Reader Interactions


  1. I feed my dogs on a raw diet containing meat, bone, offal and organ meat and in my opinion all animals should be fed a species appropriate diet (BARF or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food)!

    • Our dog was diagnosed with a loose patella-knee cap–and scheduled for a $2500, unguaranteed surgery. Someone told us about feeding raw. Within two weeks of feeding raw, Sparky no longer screamed in pain when his patella dislodged. Just two weeks! Surprisingly, our vet was and is, very against raw food for dogs. But, our dog is healthy and we are grateful.

      • Sad to say many vets don’t know about raw food diets as they have many incentives from they pet food business. Pet food companies and vaccines are always lobbying doctors, political figures and other health care professionals which has now resulted in forced vaccinations for both animals and humans. Yet everyone is less healthy, there are more outbreaks of disease. Common sense is …this is not working!
        It is never too late as I have a rescue Jack Russell who was fed the cheapest kibble as a youngster and has been eating raw since 4 years of age. I also give him supplements and probiotics, coconut oil and at 15 he is going strong!

    • I also feed my dogs a raw diet of fresh beef, Roo & mixed vegetables that i mince up.Then they get chicken necks, beef marow bones to clean their teeth.

  2. Thank you for this info it is very helpful, as are all your reports. Vets do not tell us all we need to know. Lost 2 -14yr old pets this yr who i wish i could have help them more.Vet said i did my very best , but i miss them.

    • I have ‘done my best’ on more than one occasion, but when you lose someone it is of small comfort since they are gone. I am glad that I did my all, but my babies that went last year are sorely missed as I am sure yours are. I only got keep two of them for six and nine years respectively. It hurts.

    • Thank you so much for all information it is so help fool I was planning to buy all series to spread the people I Was short of money I’m steel like to get is it steel available and this nutrient is so important I will get later. God bless you work

  3. I appreciate all you’ve written about pets. However, I have a kitty who is so picky, she’ll only eat Friskies which is really crappy food. I’ve attempted to feed her healthy, but she’ll starve before eating it! She’s lost a lot of weight – how do I get her to eat what you’re suggesting???

    • We would suggest speaking with a trusted veterinarian about your kittens diet and how to help your kitten eat better. Best wishes!

    • Wondering if the enzymes in (I use) Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar will help. I put a 50% solution of organic Apple Cider vinegar & water on my cats fur (legs, paws, sides – as long as they can reach it) to lick off (they dont like it, but it helps) morning & night for two days, when they have a Urinary Tract infection (bleeding in the urine, painful) & the bleedng stops totally & they are happy again!?. Amazing. (Apparently too much salt in their diet, causes crystals in their urine, which causes the bleeding when they urinate!! Not nice!)
      Yes, I have mainly fed my cats some top (?) brand dry food which unfortunately doesnt help. Have supplemented with a tin of ‘tuna in springwater’ & water, as advised by a Vet.
      So point being, could this Apple Cider Vinegar be a point of supplement for pets (especially urinary & perhaps their bowel processes too).
      Oh & have used Cod Liver Oil with bowel issues (like not being able to poop too) on the fur (as above) & had success within a few days. So not sure, but be interesting to see if helps dogs digestive system
      too. Just a suggestion.
      ?? Cat lover.

      • Thanks for the suggestions regarding ACV on paws and CLO as well. I never thought of that and it’s a great way to get the kitties to ingest these healthful nutrients. 🙂

      • Being critical doesn’ help this person deal with her kitty’s problem. She is asking for advice so she can take better care of her cat.

    • Try sardines with her kibble. It adds the omega 3’s . Add coconut oil as well. Slowly wean the kitty off. Try different foods. Beef heart, beef liver, chicken gizzards. Experiment.,

    • Try blending higer quality food with it to phase out the friskies. Any over the counter canned food at grocery store is poor quality. High in by products. My cat lived to be 21 years old. She just passed almost 3 weeks ago now. I did not feed her raw but both high end wet and dry food.

  4. Me again – just checked out your Pet Complex. Do you have a sample you can send me? I’ve already wasted hundreds of $$$ on cat food, supplements, etc. to try to get her to eat. I’m not willing to spend another $50 to try your food only to have to throw it out again… If you can, please send me a sample. Email me and I’ll give you my address. Thank you.

    • Berti,
      We don’t have samples, but if you end up not liking our Pet Complex you can always return it for a refund.

  5. Hi Ty
    Thanks for the info. I did not see any information about what food to provide for cats and dogs. Can you provide that info. I have two cats and am trying to figure out what I should be feeding them in addition to adding the enzymes.

  6. Rather than “another” supplement to purchase, how about sharing how to add the necessary enzymes through fresh foods. How are the enzymes presented in a capsule “processed” to retain the integrity of the ingredients?

    • I agree with Michele. I also want to know “Rather than another supplement to purchase, how about sharing how to add the necessary enzymes through fresh foods? How are the enzymes presented in a capsule ‘processed’ to retain the integrity of the ingredients?”

  7. i now put a little of these fruits and veggies to make up a fourth of her meal with kibble,blueberries,raspberries green beans carrotts broccolli and cauliflower and apple

  8. How about raw veggies like carrots, small amounts of broccoli or cauliflower, spoonful of Greek yogurt…what can I add to my nine month old Westie diet. Thanks.

  9. Ty, you all provide some great information in your regular emails. The problem is that it seems to cause a bit of “information overload.” It is a bit too much to read and “digest” (no pun intended) for the average working couple with a family to manage. I’m not sure what the snswer to this might be. I don’t want to unsubscribe from your emails but it is just hard to even know which to scan, which to read and which to let go without reading. Maybe a content summary at the beginning with the more detail information to be able to read if the topic is of particular interest or is a specific need. Just wanted to let you k ow my thought (and struggles) with this. Thanks!

  10. hi for me rather a say or inform us what our pets need with all the technical names for me saying the names of foods would be more than helpful and I am sure like many other owners we all get confused and Bamboozle thank you
    TheLad and Jamie our sheltie 10 month old puppy

  11. Interesting but I have a comment: these enzymes are produced by the organism, they do not need to be supplied with the food.

  12. Once again Ty, you bring it home with your information, commitment and obvious love for all the living beings on our planet! I have been spreading the word about both the human cancer and now the truth about pet cancer whenever I see someone with a pet or just come to me to love up my Buster Brown, which is a lot since he come EVERYWHERE with me, even to the grocery store‼️ Thank you so much for all the healing you bring to the planet, and keep it comming‼️??????

  13. But what if you do have time to fuss over the dog’s food…what wouId be needed in actual food substances to meet the dog’s needs? I have a 9yr old FlatCoat Retriever…

  14. Thank you for providing this helpful information. I have a question though. My cat Sammy takes L- lysine twice per day in wet food. How does this diffiency affect the defiencies relate to this article and what should we be doing to promote better quality of life in our little man Sammy.

  15. In one of your series, Dr.Becker said that catfood brands (she named Beneful, Purina, and even Blue Buffalo} are over 50%carbohydrates. I’m not able to fix a raw diet and am trying {with no success so far] to find out which would be a better brand to feed my cat. Have even called AHVMA . Cluld you PLEASE tell me a few brands that are an OK alternative? Will be checking out the Organixx enzymes but need a good food to put it in. Thanks a lot and God bless you for the work you’re doing.

  16. My 13 yr old cat was diagnosed with diabetes 5 years ago. Just changed her food to organic after viewing & purchasing The Truth About Pet Cancer. I am considering the Pet Complexx. Is this a product that would assist with diabetes?

  17. Like many dogs, my dog is allergic to chicken. Chicken is in every Organix product that I have looked at. It’s very discouraging.

    • Pam, Organix (the pet food) is not the same Organixx (Ty Bollinger and company) as the folks delivering these videos, so I’m afraid they won’t be able to help with the kibble issue.
      And yes, you’re correct. There are very few dog kibble brands/types I have found without chicken or chicken fat in them, and I’ve read literally hundreds of labels. I finally found Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Sweet Potato & Bison kibble or the same brand’s L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® High Protein Lamb Formula that don’t have any chicken in them. You can also try any of the Taste of the Wild Prey Limited Ingredient Formulas (turkey, trout or angus beef), none of which contain chicken. My very sensitive senior dogs have eaten all of these without any allergy troubles. I hate the fact that Natural Balance has canola oil in it (which is why I started buying Taste of the Wild), but that’s another ingredient that’s really hard to avoid in commercial pet foods once you’re able to find something without chicken in it.
      I supplement any of these kibbles with Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Mini Nibs in turkey, duck and beef (one flavor at a time, not all together). This kind of food is freeze dried raw animal parts with no additives–it’s just the meat, bone, organs, and skin. I’d feed them solely the freeze dried food with some fresh fruits and veggies if I could, but I have five dogs (two of them over 30 lbs) and this kind of raw freeze dried food is super expensive because it’s not full of grain and fillers.
      Good luck with your dog! I hope this helps…

  18. At home we have 4 yorkies and 5 cats and we are now very concerned about their diet. Some of our pets have skin problems which have been treated with Frontline. Of course long term effect worries me. A good diet could be a part of a healthier condition. So it seems that these enzymes could be part of a positive change in pets diet quality abd overall health. Is that correct?

  19. The article states that most enzymes are destroyed by heat, processed foods or anything cooked, so how is your product made, isn’t it pulverized and to get it pulverized it has to be processed? Please explain how your product is made.

  20. My cat had stage 3 kidney failure and reversed her to stage 1 with the vet care she received. First put her Hills Prescription Diet Kidney Care. Second, I sent away AminAvast capsules which supports healthy kidney function. using Amino acids and a peptide. So far she has much improved. Tomorrow she going for her 6 month checkup.

  21. Excellent article. I am giving an enzyme supplement, but notice it is missing cellulose and a couple of other ingredients you offer. Thanks for thinking of our pets.

  22. All this is fine information. So what prepared foods do they eat? Elderly? Little teeth left???? Buy where????

  23. Cats need first of all: Taurine and Biotin, which in the wild they would get from pelts, feathers and skin of their prey. Plus wet food at least twice a day. Originally they were desert animals in the big deserts of Northern Africa, Central Asia and the tundras of Siberia, so that’s why they drink so seldom. In the wild in the desert, they could only lick dew early in the mornings for moisture, or if there was a stream or an oasis, they drank once during the early morning hours. Because all cat-species hunt at night and in the morning, when they’re finished and have eaten, they go in search of water, have a drink and then find a cool shady place to sleep it off all day. That’s why cats have special night-vision eyes and get active at night. All the bla-bla that cat food producers put out is just P.R., thought up by people, behind a desk.

  24. I loved the article, but as people like myself who cook their own dog food I would have liked to know how to find all these enzymes in what foods so I could add it to my cooked food for my dogs. It would be great to find an article on what foods are beneficial when cooking your own dog food.

  25. I watched most of your videos. I asked my vet about giving my 2 year old Rag Doll kitty raw food. He has had soft stools just about all his life. We’ve been trying dif. foods ID,Zd,and is now on Royal Canin fiber response. Plus Moxytabs. He’s much better now. Next he’s going to get a probiotic. Anyway my vet discouraged the raw partly because he’s pure breed. She also talked to an internist at a large hospital and she agreed with this course of action. What are your thoughts? I will forward this page to her. Thanks

  26. So any cat food that doesn’t contain Taurine and Biotin, don’t buy. It’s a waste of your money. Secondly, see to it that your cat gets wet food at least twice a day. They need to eat every 6 hours. Kittens, every 3 and then 4 hours. They thrive very well on full milk as well. No dry food or kibble for kittens during the 1st or 1st one-and-a-half year. It will give them kidney and urinary duct chrystals and blockages, because everything is still so tiny and underdeveloped to digest that. Just like with human babies. They all don’t come out of the womb quite finished yet. The first few months they can only digest mother’s milk and then slowly can be gotten used to soft / wet food and after a year, or when they themselves feel ready, or know that the time is right, they will take on little bits of kibble by themselves, slowly.

  27. Please tell what is the best food I should be feeding my cat! I understand I need to get him off the dry kibbles, but what food is best for him? I feed him him twice a day & he is @ a healthy weight if 4kg. Thank you!

  28. It’s about time these products were researched and discovered – by people we can trust!!
    Now, comes the questiond:
    *what brands or store bought products can you guide us to.
    *What are we looking for on the ingredient labels
    * Can you suggest:
    Ingredient balances
    Ingredients to stay away from
    Thanks !!!!!
    Can’t wait to get my Pet organixx

  29. How is the Pet Complexx produced to convert it to a powder? Heat processed?
    I am trying it with my cats, but did not like the user experience of additional suggested selling steps to order completion at the end of the purchase process – starts to feel like the traveling medicine man peddling fake tinctures & products from movie and vintage advertisements. Only now, in the digital age, you watch a 7-part free webinar to build up emotion then introduce the products. I do agree that the pet food companies are processing the cheapest of byproducts and I was raised in the age of processed for convenience and am witnessing the human and pet side effects if these manufactured choices, but the nutritional supplement industry may be no better – no matter the claims. My thoughts.

  30. I am an Animal Reiki Therapist Where do you source your information and are there studies to back up your claims?

    • Hi Taylore,
      You can find more information about this article by going to the sources tab that is directly above the article summary.

  31. Thank you very much for the info. I was wondering why my cats get sick. Nauseated. I will share this info with cat coalition and some vets I’m associated with. Thank you, and it all makes sense now.
    Sincerely, Kimberlee Wild

  32. This is really awesome that we have a choice to take the best care of our pets as possible & what makes it possible is your product.

    • Hi Connie,
      We have a 100% pet satisfaction one-year money-back guarantee. If your cats don’t like this then feel free to return it to us!

  33. I was not able to see all your series but I own your original series. All great information and growing. So glad for your hard work. I have been sending a copy to friends and family.
    It doesn’t take a lot of sense to realize that everything on this planet needs the proper life supporting “foods”. I’d like to know if you have something I can consider for my cats. Pet foods are the most un-regulated “foods” in the world. Most if is junk food to the power of 20X.
    Let me know please if you know a food for cats.
    With much appreciation and cheers,
    Michael Chisman

  34. Oh, please! Amylase
    Beta glucanase. What are those? I’m feeding my animals raw meat, organs and bones for years without any supplements. No vaccines and no preventives.They all are healthy, no Vet bills.

  35. My cat eats this food called Ultra performatrin. Top quality not some cheap brand that other crap people feed their cats with.

  36. I would like to know more about where to but this product and how much it costs and how often it must be given to any dog andvthe different size dogs And what if they don’t needcas much of it cimpaired to other dogs how does one know which dog is more lacking

  37. Is this product used for pets as well as humans ! I do know one thing for sure CHOCOLATE should never never be fed to dogs it does and can Kill dogs !!!!!

  38. It makes sense to feed a more natural food. Everything on the market is for our convenience, not for our beloved pets!
    It’s up to us as pet parents to do the research and find a great diet for our fur babies❤️?

  39. Great information thank you. Extra nutritional supplements I can add to my dogs food along with what she is already having is great, and enzymes are obviously vital!

  40. I feed my chihuahuas NRG with no grains. It is a dehydrated raw dog food. All I have to do is let it soak 30 minutes and feed them! ?

  41. Excellent Information for Pet Owners as they often are not aware that our “friends” need to be cared for with proper enzymes. I have been doing this for over 25 years, and now I am looking to find a natural solution for my Bichon’s loss of hearing.

    • Hello Daisy, I am trying to solve the hearing loss of my cat and feel very strongly that it all began when the vet removed all his teeth. I am looking into HAMPL a homeopathic line of pet holistic products based out of Australia. I am so very impressed with this company and currently only one source in the United States who carries these. There is a very specific protocol for hearing loss. You can also check out the website:

  42. What’s the best way to include these enzymes in my cat’s diet?
    I use Braggs Liquid Aminos for myself, but am wondering where to get the enzymes my pet needs, in a format conducive to mixing with dry food.
    Any thoughts?
    Thank you so much for your time,
    Corey Miller

  43. Great reseat h and info. My dog is a very small and picky eater. I would be wasting the powdered enzyme as he would not eat his daily dose. Does it come in pill form? It is really too expensive for my budget.

    • Rhoda,
      We do not have a pill form of our Pet Complexx at this time. Please let us know if you have any other questions!

  44. I am not too sure if you will receive this email or not. I enjoy reading and listening to the documents etc about making my pets life a healthier one. I wish that the dog foods and supplements can be purchased within Canada or have a better shipping arrangement. Tru Dog Dog food is ridiculously expensive to be shipped to Canada and the Organixx supplement that I just read about is the same and then one has to deal with Customs. Do you have any suggestions how one can order the products without breaking the bank for shipping or do you have an equivalent product which Canadians can get their hands on closer to home. I love watching these documents to make my pets life better however it is not beneficial if you cannot receive the products. Do you have any thoughts?
    Thank you

  45. Enjoyed this article. I recently moved and have found there is a vet near my area who is a Holistic Vet that sells raw food for pets with ground up bones, raw vegetables and apples etc mixed up in the pack. I am sure she will have the enzymes you are talking about. Thank you once again for your article.

  46. Thank you, of course, this is interesting to know. However, when one lives in a city and wild live creatures the cats catch, it seems more for their entertainment than for food. What can we feed them to ensure that they do receive the nourishment they require…without buying them supplements. I give them supplements in the form of food such as flaxseed oil, brewers yeast and touches of garlic.

  47. How can I get these enzymes that a cats needs? Where do I go to get them? I now have 3 cats with digestive problems .

  48. Can you tell me where the list of raw food ingredients are on your website provided for your product for dogs or cats? Or list them ?

    • Leona,
      We do not have information specific to this kind of case. We would suggest speaking with a trusted veterinarian.

  49. I feed my male Boxer puppy(1-year old) grain-free kibble (1/2 cup) supplemented with two tablespoons of sugar-free plain yogurt and raw ground beef (1/2 cup)…supplemented with vitamin tablets (in morning), twice/day. Please comment.

  50. Very nicely explained, and we amazingly are already on this path in our cat rescue work. The trick now is to get volunteers — club members, as we would provide support for changing — to foster naturopathically what we have got started… lots of amazing stories to go with each kitten, ttyl

  51. Disgusted with BigPetFood! Won’t admit the carb loads in their kibble. Claim propietary privilege. Will state ingredients but not amounts nor sources. I’m using Acana and Origen kibble presently. Will not use canned food in any circumstance! I add raw organ and muscle meat daily and am open to better sources when they become available, I also supplement to some extent but will need to check out this enzyme info and incorporate it.

  52. Excellent advice, I actually cook Kangaroo meat, with carrots, zucchini and rice each day for our two Border Collies, so far all is good, and I hope that it stays that way….

    • Donna,
      It depends upon the size of your pet. If you have a cat or small dog you can get 60 servings. If you have a medium sized dog you can get 30 servings and if you have a large dog you can get about 20 servings. Please send us a message if you have further questions:

  53. Rascal just turned 7. 5 months ago he was diagnosed with diabetis and I have to give him a shot morning and evening. He now gets special diabetic food made by Royal Canine. Can diabetes be reversed? What do you recommend to feed him? He weighs 17 lbs. Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  54. Thank you for the information. I have learned a lot about cancer in Dogs. Her food has been changed. Have not quite figured out how much to feed per day yet for a 90 lb dog. We had to remove a toe, because of cancer. Amen for all your help

  55. I have seen your 7 part cancer in pets series and purchased the download. I found it immensely interesting and enlightening. Living in Namibia, Africa, we don’t really have Vets that look at alternative ways of healing and I have had heated discussions with one of the Vets w.r.t. the annual vaccinations and pills to ward off ticks and fleas even before I saw your series. I would like to know whether it is feasible to feed a combined raw food and kibble diet and add digestive enzymes, or would that not work? Is there an either raw or kibble rule? Could I feed raw in the morning and kibble in the evening? I am currently only feeding Hill’s kibble and am adding pro-biotics to all 3 dog’s food in the morning and chlorella (algae) 2 x p/day to 2 of my dog’s food as one is immuno deficient and the other very allergic, to boost their immunity. Could I give digestive enzymes for humans to my dogs? I would really appreciate some advice. Best regards

    • Yes, fermented foods for you are also great for your dog (Sauerkraut, ect) if you are making it at home. Has lots of enzymes and probiotics for your dog. My dogs live it along with homemade keifer 🙂

  56. Sooooo,what are good foods-kibble or caned,or both together? I just found NO GMO “Taste of the Wild dry food and mix in their can food!

  57. Can you recommend a dry dog food that you would be comfortable feeding your dog? Im very confused while searching the labels. Ive searched the internet on raw and organic but I still don’t know what to chose. Thanks for your input.

  58. My Havanese/Schitzo does not eat well-Any suggestions for types/brands to feed her. She is a rescue dog so don’t know her age for sure – we think about 8.

    • Lois,
      We cannot recommend specific diets for pets, but we do suggest speaking with a trusted veterinarian on what would be best for your dog.

  59. I am happy to learn these nutritional facts. My dog has been eating raw for about three weeks. He was overweight and sneezing all the time. While both of these problems are still in the correcting time, I am already seeing the positive results. Thank you for sharing.

  60. Good information. This is why I have fed a frozen complete raw food product supplemented with fresh raw foods for the last year or so. I wish I had the information sooner and I am pleased you are spreading the good word.

  61. Great article but without supplying the names of “raw native foods” that have these enzymes it comes across as a sales pitch rather than information giving you the knowledge to decide if you can go for the raw foods or spend on the supplements

  62. Can you get these 7 enzymes from a raw diet? If not, why not since that is what canines have been surviving on for centuries?

    • We don’t have a specific brand of dog food we recommend for this pet food, but our Pet Complexx has a great blend of 10 enzymes!

  63. This is a direct quote from the article you just read: “When animals consume what they were designed to eat (living foods that haven’t been cooked or otherwise altered), they get plenty of digestive enzymes naturally.”
    The fact that you are feeding raw as you mentioned early means your pet is already receiving theses enzymes and therefore does not require Pet Complexx From Organixx. This is for people who can not take the time to feed a raw diet.

  64. Thank you for all your amazing information. I have taken my three year old healthy cats off their pouch and kibble diet and am trying to only feed them raw meat (they are not happy!)
    It would be really helpful to know what I should give them specifically.
    Many thanks

  65. I am interested in finding out “what” would be a good organic kibble food for my dogs? I have been doing a lot of research on diets, but there is so much information it is hard to decide which would be the best organic kibble for my dogs. Any suggestions?

  66. I would like a recipe for a good quality raw food diet for my 2 cats. I already make up a homemade recipe I’ve been using for many years. No cancer so for a 16 year old but it’s not raw. I do now add enzymes.

  67. I left a post yesterday and customer support said the issued had been addressed, to check my in box, but I don’t see anything there. It related to honey and cats. Honey is not safe for cats – right?

  68. We lost our dog to inflammatory bowel disease at ten years old, this past April. We adopted Katie, a miniature poodle, from a rescue when she was one year old. She was so smart, very affectionate and absolutely the best dog we ever owned. I miss her everyday. Her diet was cooked chicken mixed with Fromm dry food twice daily. It was one of the better dog foods, I thought. Now I feel quilty we didn’t know better then to feed Katie dry dog food.

    • We are so sorry to hear about your loss, Jan. We’re sure that Katie was an amazing dog who was lucky to have a loving and concerned owner. We’re glad that this article has opened the eyes of other fur parents, especially on what can be done to improve our pet’s diet and health.

  69. I can’t believe how many screens I had to bypass to get to the end. Obviously I do not own a pet. J. H.

    • Thanks for leaving feedback, J.H. We hope you found the article informative, even if you are not a pet owner. Have a great day ahead!

  70. What foods should i NOT feed my cat and what is best for them to eat. Should vegetables be cooked. Are fresh fruits and vegetables good and how do i get a cat to eat them. Can you recommend a food that is nutritionally complete. Have four picky cats. Feeding them wet friskies and pet supplies plus dry food. There coats do not look shinny and healthy. Also is there something i can give my cat for itching. Not sure if food or allergies

    • Hello Jo, thank you for your questions. Organixx cannot diagnose, treat, or give you advice regarding your pet’s health and individual use of our products. It would be best to consult with a veterinarian to help you with your cat’s dietary and grooming concerns. We wish you and your cat the best!

  71. My dog is on hymopathic for heartworm ( we live in Aus) also non toxic spray and color for flees and ticks.
    Her diet is grated raw vegetables with either chicken or turkey raw mainly . She has a tiin of sardines in spring water with raw veg once a week.

    My last dog Molly i made meat loaf s for her similar ingredients as above but did not know back then if you cooks their vegetables you must rinse several times in water as there is ( a cemical releashed from the veg when cooked) Molly levels of this were extremely high. Molly had acute Kidney Failure from consuming something toxic to her system. This is why Lucy has mainly raw food diet.

    • Hello all the way to Australia, Carolyn!

      We loved reading about your dogs and how two different types of diet can definitely affect their health in the long run. Thank you for sharing your experience and story with us.

      We are sorry for your loss (Molly) and wish you and Lucy the best!

    • You’re welcome, Reymark! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed reading this article. We hope you found them informative and interesting.

      Thank you for the feedback and we wish you a great day!

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