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Features May 2018 Issue

Considering Digestive Enzyme Supplements

The marketing lures to give your dog supplements along with her food in order to settle her tummy are strong; the evidence for their efficacy, not so much. 

Considering Digestive Enzyme Supplements

Will certain powders and pills help your pet make better use of her food — and keep her more comfortable?

Walk into any large pet food store and you’ll find no shortage of products called digestive enzyme supplements that are touted with claims like the ones above, which were taken directly from packages retailing anywhere from $11.00 to $17.99 for a 30-day supply. These products tend to be shelved right near the probiotics (and are sometimes bundled together with them in the same products), along with supplements that claim they’ll resolve anal gland issues and prevent scooting.

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