Every living organism depends on enzymes for survival.
In nature, wild animals are continually replenishing digestive enzymes through the ingestion of freshly-killed prey. When enzymes are not present in the right amount, your pet may be unable to properly digest their food, which could effectively rob them of valuable nutrients. Eventually, your pet may become enzyme-deficient and vulnerable to disease. The lack of digestive enzymes may eventually cause nutritional, digestive, and immune-related problems that can lead to severe disease states. Not surprisingly, glands and major organs suffer most from enzyme deficiency.
Of the three major classes of enzymes, digestive enzymes are responsible for breaking down food into its constituent nutrients for the body to utilize. Different enzymes break down different foods. When enzyme stores are low, it is harder for the digestive system to break down fats, protein, and carbohydrates. Poor digestion can cause pets to suffer from constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, and more.