Glucosamine is a key factor in stimulating bone cells to produce more collagen, proteoglycans, and chondroitin sulfate. This is the process the body uses to rebuild cartilage. If cartilage metabolism is supported, the reversing of cartilage damage and joint pain often occur.
Pancreatic enzymes are a collection of secretions from the pancreas that are given to animals whose pancreas has stopped functioning. Pancrezyme is activated whole raw pancreas; a pancreatic enzyme concentrate of porcine origin containing standardized amylase, protease and lipase activities plus esterases, peptidases, nucleases and elastase. Pancrezyme is used as a digestive aid and as replacement therapy for inadequate digestion due to pancreatic insufficiency. Pancreatic enzymes are necessary to digest fat, protein, and sugars.
Each 2.8 grams (1 teaspoonful) of powder contains: Lipase ........... 71,400 USP units Protease ............ 388,000 USP units Amylase ........... 460,000 USP units
Directions: Pancrezyme powder is added to moistened dog food (canned or dry). Thorough mixing is necessary to bring the enzymes into close contact with the food particles. Incubation at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes before feeding appears to enhance the digestive process. Frequent feeding, at least 3 times daily is important.
Usual dosage: Dogs. 2 to 3 tablets or 3/4 to 1 teaspoonful (2.8g/teaspoonful) with each meal.
Cats: 1/2 to 1 tablet or 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoonful (2.8 g/teaspoonful) with each meal.
NOTE: No one regimen will be successful for every patient. The above dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pancreatic exocrine deficiency and weight of the animal. In cases of chronic insufficiency, the dosage should be increased until desired results are obtained.
Each 2.8 grams (1 teaspoonful) contains sufficient pancreatic enzymes to digest (in vitro): Fat ........ 260 g Protein ........... 388 g Starch .......... 460 g