A dog’s physical life consists of chemical reactions that occur in their body’s cells. The chemical reactions are controlled by catalytic proteins called enzymes. Enzymes convert molecules into biological matter (other molecules) utilized by the different cells in the body to maintain the body’s various organs. Molecules at the beginning of the process are called substrates, and the enzyme converts them into different molecules, called the products. The process of respiration and digestion, growth and development, coagulation or clotting of blood, of perception and sensory stimulus, and reproduction are all dependent on enzymatic catalysis, none of these processes can occur in the absence of specific enzymes. Enzymes are capable of only one type of enzymatic reaction and therefore there are several thousand unique enzymes to facilitate the several thousand different biochemical processes. The performance as well as the strength and the total number of the enzymes in a dog’s body directly influence the ability of their body to function, to repair itself when injured, and to resist diseases. Dog health is highly dependent on the digestive process, Enzymes catalyze all aspects of cell metabolism, including the digestion of food, in which large nutrient molecules (including proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) are broken down into smaller molecules making the presence of vital enzymes crucial for a dog’s digestive system to function properly, knowing the types of enzymes and their function allows owners to select dog supplements containing vital digestive enzymes ingredients.
There are three main categories of enzymes, (1-Metabolic Enzymes) function in the bodies various organ systems, (2-Food Enzymes) occur naturally in food and also assist the breaking down of that food into individual nutrients and (3-Digestive Enzymes) break down food, allowing the body do assimilate nutrients from the food. There are three major sources of plant enzymes (1-Papain derived from papaya) (2-Bromelain derived from pineapple) (3-Aspergillus derived from mold).