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Best Digestive Enzymes?

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TCS recently has a thread titled "Best Probiotic ...is there one?", linked below.
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=198633
I found the feedback from members experiences with probiotics very useful.

This thread is about digestive enzymes.....
I am considering using enzymes to help my 9 year old boy Dexter, remain healthy.

~If you have have used enzymes, which brand do like best?
Why do you prefer that brand?

~While taking enzymes, did you notice a change in your cat's over all well being?
How long did it take for that change to occur?

~Do you use enzymes all the time?

The more info that you can share, about your personal experiences with digestive enzymes, the better.
Thanks
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I am going to bump this thread with the hope that I get some feedback.
post #3 of 9
I use Prozymes specifically for digestive enzymes. I don't see any specific probiotics in the ingredients list (even though many claim it's a probiotic as well), so I do add a separate probiotic. As far as I know, Prozymes is well-known for its enzyme activity.

I haven't tried other enzymes before because there is so much contradictory information out there about what's better and what's not, I just decided to stick to a pet one and this one has been recommended by many vets.
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If I decide to use an enzyme, I want one that is for cats too.
I appreciate your feedback....
Thanks
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Dr. Goodpet is one I've read good things about. I haven't tried it yet but I'm considering it when and if I decide to try an enzyme only supplement as opposed to the enzyme/probiotic/prebiotic (Holistic Solutions) I'm currently using. It's readily available to me. But then Prozyme is to... Time for a coin toss I guess.

Edit: You asked about any change in them after starting the supplement. Bear in mind that I've only used the combo HS up until now but I think Coco acted like she felt better within a few days of starting the HS. But then again, *I* felt so much better after *finally* finding a solution to her loose stool that it could just me feeling better better on her behalf! I really do think she has more energy without the loose stools. Stands to reason that she would.
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Originally Posted by mschauer View Post
Dr. Goodpet is one I've read good things about. I haven't tried it yet but I'm considering it when and if I decide to try an enzyme only supplement as opposed to the enzyme/probiotic/prebiotic (Holistic Solutions) I'm currently using. It's readily available to me. But then Prozyme is to... Time for a coin toss I guess.
I like the idea of a combo product...
after we get Isis's post antibiotic gut repopulated with the "good guys", I might try Holistic Solutions for both Dex and Isis.
Or...
toss a coin myself.
Thanks
post #7 of 9
Prozyme works well here, cost effective and also works ( like the clinical studies on it ) .. for me it was the SMELL of both urine ( have three boys ) and poop that told me it was working , ie lack of ... I use it every few days ... In the past I have used HUMAN ones but after a talk with my vet HUMAN probiotics yes , enzymes no ...


I note also the cats eating less on enzymes , I attribute it to being able to digest what normally is not so digestible for a cat
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Hi, I am a new poster on this site, but I have been reading the forums for a while. I have learned a lot about holistic cat care in the past year thanks to my cat Daisy and a fabulous holistic vet who was able to restore Daisy's health when traditional vets could not. Daisy was soooo sick a year ago and dropped to only 3.5 lbs due to her inability to digest the nutrients in her food. It turns out she was suffering from food allergies and some other issues. Long story short, this holistic vet has been a godsend and Daisy is going strong at 8 lbs!

At my vet's recommendation, Daisy takes Pet's Friend Florazyme LP digestive enzymes with every meal.
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~petsf...orazyme_lp.htm

Within a week of her first dose (a year ago now), Daisy started gaining weight. Her stool became harder, smaller, and darker, meaning she was digesting more of her food.

I hope that helps!
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Originally Posted by mschauer View Post
Dr. Goodpet is one I've read good things about. I haven't tried it yet but I'm considering it when and if I decide to try an enzyme only supplement as opposed to the enzyme/probiotic/prebiotic (Holistic Solutions) I'm currently using. It's readily available to me. But then Prozyme is to... Time for a coin toss I guess.

Edit: You asked about any change in them after starting the supplement. Bear in mind that I've only used the combo HS up until now but I think Coco acted like she felt better within a few days of starting the HS. But then again, *I* felt so much better after *finally* finding a solution to her loose stool that it could just me feeling better better on her behalf! I really do think she has more energy without the loose stools. Stands to reason that she would.
I too, use HS. Readily available, easy to store. I echo the above changes in kizzy.
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