Why choose Total-Zymes®?
Watch out for the new companies saying they are the experts, they are popping up all the time. Stay with a dependable company that has been helping your pets for years and will continue to be here for you and your whole family. We have all pet approved ingredients. A lot of companies do not know that there are high standards that have to be followed. All of our ingredients are AAFCO approved safe for pets.
Total-Zymes® Now has more enzymes for total digestion and to help support overall health of your pet. With pre-biotics, better than any other pet product.
Using Total-Zymes® on your pet’s food is as close to the benefits of an all raw food diet as you can get.
*Individual results may vary
NWC Naturals Inc. is a member of NASC.
NASC Primary Suppliers are responsible suppliers of animal health and nutritional supplements for dogs, cats, and horses. Companies are committed to quality, vigilance, and continuous improvement to promote the wellbeing of companion animals. PrimarySuppliers must sign and abide by the NASC Code of Conduct when they join. Primary Suppliers must complete an independent facility audit and comply with the NASC’s stringent quality requirements to earn permission to display the NASC Quality Seal on their products.
Active Ingredient Overview
Our List of 16 Enzymes,
Protease 6.0; Is used to break down proteins to peptides. It will not digest protein to amino acids. A second enzyme is necessary for that to happen.
Protease 3.0; Is used to break down proteins in a different PH range.
Protease 4.5; Is used to break down proteins in a different PH range then the other two.
Peptidase; Help digest protein molecules. Four varieties of protease enzymes have been combined in this formula to compensate for higher protein diets of pets.
Amylase; An enzyme that breaks down sugars and starches. Good for those hidden sugars in pet treats. And helps digest corn, potatoes, rice ect.
Alpha-Galactosidase; This enzyme breaks down carbohydrates, such as vegetables, whole grains. It can help prevent the gas and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Beta-Glucanase; This enzyme is used to breakdown carbohydrates, specifically starches.
Diastase; Sometimes called maltase is an enzyme that is the catalyst in the hydrolysis of disaccharide maltose to the simple sugar form – glucose
Lipase; Will digest lipids or fats as they are commonly called. Lipase is critical to digest that fat in the diet that supports a healthy coat and skin.
Cellulase; Works on Cellulose, an indigestible fiber found in many fruits and vegetables.
Pectinase; Breaks down fruit and vegetable pectin’s and aids in detoxifying.
Phytase; Breaks down carbohydrates, specifically phytates in plants. It can increase mineral absorption and the bio-availability of iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium.
Hemicellulase; Is used to breakdown carbohydrates, especially polysaccharides such as hemicelluloses, which are found in plant foods.
Bromelain; Is most notable for its effectiveness in normalizing inflammation and decreasing swelling. As a natural systemic enzyme with many uses.
NEW! Lactase; Helping digest, Lactose and milk sugars. Lactase is required to break down lactose (a primary sugar found in mammalian milk). Also to help digest yogurt, milk products and cheese.
NEW! Glucoamylase; Is used to breakdown carbohydrates, specifically polysaccharides, simple sugars. Many new dog treats have hidden sugar.
NEW! Prebiotics; Pre-biotics to help with implantation of the goof guy bacteria in the gut. Pre-biotics- Inulin IQ FOS (Fructooligosaccharides)- one of the best-known pre-biotics, FOS is known to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. It has been shown to stimulate growth of bifidobacteria in the colon where many diseases first take root. Healthy colon function is vital to a properly functioning immune system
Live Enzyme Activated Delivery System ® (L.E.A.D.S. ®) insures assimilation at a cellular level. This particular combination of mineral cofactors helps to activate each individual enzyme for maximum particle digestion and complete nutrient distribution throughout the body. It increases the formula’s bioavailability.
Total-Zymes® Now has more enzymes for total digestion and to help improve overall health of your pet.
Our tabs do not contain any, chemicals, gluten, soy, dairy, yeast also wheat free, no eggs, no preservatives, no artificial coloring or flavoring. This product is Non-GMO and Corn Free.
All Natural Ingredients, Our factory is Certified and in full compliance with GMP Requirements for Dietary Supplements. We also have a third party testing lab test for impurities. Made in USA facility.
We use no beet fiber in our products as a filler. All active ingredients. Some products will use this as filler check the labels.
1. What are enzymes?
Enzymes are products that either begin or enhance the speed of chemical reactions. Present in the cells of plants and animals, they regulate biochemical reactions in both active and inactive forms. They are specific with respect to their functions and do only that which they were designed to do.
2. Why use non-animal produced enzymes over animal/pancreatic enzymes?
The non-animal Vegetarian enzymes are more pure, very proactive, and react faster within their specific task. Animal/pancreatic enzymes, although designed to react the same way, may cause several negative reactions. This is due to the fact they may bring with them inherently non-compatible elements from their originations to your pet. These products generally carry a warning label regarding possible side effects from their use.
3. Why TOTAL-ZYMES®?
The pet market place is rife with products to aid in issues of every kind. As with most things, you usually do get what you pay for. Unfortunately, many products will use ingredients that will help in those issues, yet they do not put a enough to really help. This does not mean they won’t help at all, but they may not help enough. Other products may use very good amounts of a couple of items, and compromise elsewhere. At NWC Naturals Pet Products, we decided to use every element necessary for complete digestion any food your pet may consume. We also made sure we put more than enough to do the task completely. In addition, the body could lose minerals from itself when this process of enzyme activity takes place, so we added our L.E.A.D.S®. system of minerals so the process would be complete unto itself, without taking minerals away from your pets’ body. We have also used the best prime sourced ingredients so as not to compromise our product performance. Compare Enzyme Products, we are the only one with 16 plant-based enzymes.
4. Is Human Grade better for my pet?
It’s not only the high-quality ingredients but the way they are manufactured. All our pet products are formulated for pets and their specific needs. When formulating our enzymes, we looked at over 100 different pet foods on the market. With our expertise we developed a product that is far superior than the rest. And yes, because it is made in a GMP certified human grade manufacturer, so if you wish, you too can taste it with the same confidence you have with our human products. The ingredients in Total-Zymes® are AAFCO approved. So, you know you are getting the best for your dog are cat.
Only a facility that produces human supplements, undergoes the inspections and approval necessary to have genuine human grade status and therefore, a pet food or supplement must be made in such a plant in order to be called ‘human grade’.
The FDA and USDA are responsible for regulating human foods and supplements determining ‘edible’ status. In order to be allowed to produce human foods and supplements, a manufacturing facility undergoes far more frequent and detailed inspections by these and other agencies, compared with the inspection that a pet food plant undergoes.
GMP certified. All of our products are made in a factory that is GMP certified and only human grade raw materials are used. Many pet products do not receive this certification. With other brands you can never be sure if your pet is really getting the best. At best, you’re just wasting money on an ineffective product.
5. How does Total-Zymes® for Pets take the stress off my pets’ pancreas?
The primary benefits of enzymes is in shifting a portion of the digestive burden from the pancreas to using the Vegetarian enzymes in the stomach and intestinal tract. This simulates the enzymes that are contained in raw food. Continued supplementation over a period of days activates a feedback system to the pancreas, signaling it to decrease production of its enzymes because they are not necessary in as large of amounts. This allows the pancreas, to conserve its cellular machinery for production of insulin and glucagon; which are important in blood glucose maintenance. Thus, helping take the stress of the pancreas.
6. Constipation in my dog or cat. Can probiotics and enzymes help?
Total-Biotics® and Total-Zymes® for pets can help support a normal good bowel movement. Probiotics are responsible for controlling the moisture content of the bowels. With the supplementation of probiotics this will help let things move along. This is not a laxative effect but is part of the natural balance of the colon. Digestive enzymes will help digest the food in the stomach liquefying it and let it move along easily while getting all the nutrition possible out of that food.
7. Are there possible side effects of Probiotics and Enzymes in pets?
Probiotics and or enzymes sometimes can cause nausea or vomiting. When the health of an animal has been compromised for some time, things can start out worse before getting better. This happens in a few pets. Just like people they can have a “cleansing” or a “healing crisis”. Experiencing digestive upset with probiotics or enzymes can be related to feeding of a poor-quality commercial pet food that is hard to break down and digest. What happens is the food you feed your pet moves slowly through the intestines allowing some fecal plaque to adhere to your dog’s intestinal walls. Once it gets a toehold, it may thicken over time. Even fairly young animals can experience some blockage as a result of this build up. Probiotics and enzymes will slowly begin to dissolve the fecal matter, and during this clearing/cleansing process, pathogens and microbes that were covered up with layers of fecal matter will be exposed and can cause episodes of diarrhea or vomiting. Depending on the buildup, it may take a few months before it is completely removed. To help restore your animal’s health and happiness we suggest a healthier, more digestible diet and reducing the dosage of probiotics and enzymes to a level tolerated by your animal, building back up gradually as your animal begins to feel better. Think of it as a food change. Pet owners agree to change a food, you never change it cold turkey. You should gradually change the food from food A to food B. Even though food A and food B are both great quality, a rapid change can cause some stomach upset. It’s the same with probiotics and enzymes. In 80% of pets they have no bad reaction introducing probiotics and enzymes. But think of it like a food change. Going from a meal that digests only part way, to using enzymes and getting 100% digestion, the pet may react like it’s a food change. In this case just like changing a food, go slower adding enzymes and probiotics until the pet’s system adjust to higher levels of delivered nutrition. Within a few days or weeks, the full amount of enzymes and probiotics can be added to the diet for maximum benefit.
8. Why does my pet’s stool get smaller with enzymes?
A dog or cats’ digestive system is designed to process only raw food, primarily meat. In the wild no dog or cat would Bar-B-Que their food. Cats and dogs’ digestive systems are short, and food eaten should have a relatively short transit time. Raw food contains all the enzymes needed to digest itself, thus it digests quickly and completely resulting in a small stool. Kibble canned, or other cooked food is lacking the enzymes to digest quickly or completely. When Total-Zymes® is added to cooked food the food is properly digested quickly and efficiently resulting in smaller stools and better health.
9. What if I feed my pet Raw Food?
Assuming that you are feeding only 100% raw meat with no potatoes, rice or vegetables that needs to be cooked. What I recommend for raw fed dogs is this. Cut the amount of Total-Zymes® to ½ scoop per cup of raw food. The benefit is, Total-Zymes® will replace the enzymes lost in freezing, grinding, storing and handling of the meat. Then the enzymes over and above what is needed to digest the food will be used systemically to support the body. Those enzymes will also work on digesting environmental pollen, dander, dust mite feces and more. These enzymes will also breakdown the protein in flea bite saliva that can cause discomfort for the pet.
Total-Biotics® on the other hand should be doubled to two scoops per cup of raw food. This will insure your pet’s intestinal tract will remain well populated with good probiotics. Because the meat is not a fresh kill, like it would be in the wild, (a squirrel or rabbit) and has been handled in a commercial meat packing plant the possibility of bacterial contamination is greater. Remember freezing does not kill bacteria. Total-Biotics® supports the natural gut balance by seeding with more probiotics.
We have many raw fed dogs and cats that are thriving on this adjusted addition of Total-Zymes® and Total-Biotics® to their raw food
10. What is AAFCO:
AAFCO: The People Behind Animal Feed and Pet Food
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is a voluntary membership association of local, state and federal agencies charged by law to regulate the sale and distribution of animal feeds and animal drug remedies.
So, what does this mean for you as a pet owner? Each ingredient is looked at and is safe for your pet’s consumption. Total-Zymes® has all AAFCO ingredients.
One scoop (approximately 625 mg) of Total-Zymes® per cup of pet food at each feeding. A free scoop is inside every jar of both Total-Zymes® and Total-Biotics®. Put the amount of food to be fed for the entire day in a container with a snap on lid. Add one scoop of each formula for each cup of food. You can add the enzymes to the entire days’ worth of kibble all at one time and then feed out of that container for all the meals that day. You can add Total-Zymes®, if you wish, only to the kibble, but then add enough of both formulas to cover other foods such as canned or roll food that will be added to the dish that day.
Directions for raw fed pets
Assuming that you are feeding only 100% raw meat with no potatoes, rice or vegetables that needs to be cooked. What I recommend for raw fed dogs or cats is this. Cut the amount of Total-Zymes® to ¼ to ½ scoops per cup of raw food. The benefit is, Total-Zymes® will replace the enzymes lost in freezing and handling of the meat. Then the enzymes over and above what is needed to digest the food will be used systemically to help support the body systemically.
Total-Biotics® on the other hand should be doubled to two scoops per cup of raw food. This will insure your pet’s intestinal tract will remain well populated with probiotics.
We have many raw fed dog and cats that are thriving on this adjusted amount of Total-Zymes® and Total-Biotics®
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