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Animal Health
By Lita Lee, Ph.D.
How to keep your pets healthy
Describes the importance of a healthy diet and the need for enzymes for your pets. In this article you will find important information on diet tips and enzymes that animals need to digest their food and nourish their skin, hair, etc. In addition to Vet-zimes for animals, check out the Thera-zyme enzyme line because, your pets will respond to these enzymes, just like you do!

Published Date: 4/27/2001

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Do animals need enzymes?

Domestic animals live with us and tend to develop similar health problems. For example, have you noticed that fat families tend to have fat animals? Is this a genetic connection? I don’t think so!!! Animals suffer from the same problems of poor diet - devitalized, cooked and processed foods - and our toxic environment that we humans do. They drink tap water laced with toxic chemicals. In addition, commercial animals are treated with wanton cruelty, kept in cramped environments far from their natural habitat - the earth, fed unnatural foods laced with drugs, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and given no love whatsoever. As a result, they develop diseases that are passed on to the humans and animals who eat them.

Enzymes for dogs and cats

These multiple digestive enzymes were developed especially for animals. In addition to Vet-zimes, the Thera-zyme line developed by Dr. Howard Loomis can be given to animals.

  • Vet-zime V1: This is a digestive formula for dogs. Added to your dog’s food, it provides digestive enzymes destroyed during processing.
  • Vet-zime V2: This is a digestive formula for cats. It enhances the digestion of canned cat food, which contains zero enzymes.
  • PAN: Try this digestive formula if you have a dog with serious flatulence if the Vetzime V1 is not effective.
  • VSCLR: Try this formula if your animal has skin problems.
  • Stm: a formula for gastric problems of any kind. Try this if your animal vomits frequently.

Diet tips

  • Avoid animal foods containing “by products” which contain less than desirable and sometimes diseased animal parts to which many toxic chemicals to make it taste “good.”
  • Read the label on the pet food. Avoid ones containing the toxic unsaturated oils. These are often added to pet foods labeled “for sensitive skin.”
  • Give your pets pure water, not tap water.

Animal stories

Shadow, the dog who didn’t bark, run or jump

Shadow is a 10-year old cocker spaniel weighing around 30 lbs. When she gradually stopped barking, running and jumping, her owners passed off the inactivity to her age. One day, a groomer discovered a large mass on Shadow’s thyroid gland. The veterinarian said he couldn’t operate and recommended chemotherapy and radiation, but after two months, the tumor didn’t shrink. The owner, a client of mine, requested help. I gave the dog thyroid glandular, progesterone in vitamin E oil and TRMA -- the immune system enzyme formula. In less than four months, the tumor went away and Shadow is now barking, running, jumping, and even growling at the new puppy in the house! When my client’s husband observed this, he decided to come and see me, much to the delight of his wife, who had never been able to convince him to become a client.

The Case of Babaspooktananda or “Spook”

Spook, a stray cat, endeared himself to his new family by refusing to leave the premises and appearing on every windowsill in the house for a month. Now, at six years old, Spook earned his name by being very skittish, neurotic and nervous. He would come flying through the open window in the summertime while meowing at a high pitch. His coat was very dry and lackluster. His owner, a client of mine, started grinding up her thyroid glandular and sharing it with Spook, pinch by pinch. Now, Spook’s hair looks like silk, beams his owner and he is so much calmer that his new nickname is “Spookless”.

FuFu, the cat who scratched too much

FuFu is a slightly neurotic 10-year old cat who has had chronic skin problems all of her life that I believe are related to a flea allergy. She groomed herself excessively, bit the fur off her tail, hind legs and stomach. The bare spots were very inflamed and covered with bumps and I could feel bumps even under her fur in many places. Before I discovered enzymes for animals, I tried steroids at least four times. The drug would work for only a few months, then back came the bumps. After the forth shot, poor FuFu still had the skin problem but now, she started gaining weight. In addition, she did not use a litter box or the outside dirt to do her business. She growled at the other animals and would bite me for my attention. I gave her Vet-zime #2 but didn’t notice much improvement. Finally, in desperation, I switched to Thera-zyme VSCLR as suggested by Loomis. I also sprinkled thyroid glandular, a drop of progesterone oil and a dash of pregnenolone on her food. FuFu started to slowly improve, stopped biting off her fur, started purring instead of grrring, stopped biting to get attention and did her business outside properly. That was three years ago. She has never regressed to her former condition.

Kodiak, the Lucky Orphan German Shepherd

I have to tell you this story so you won’t think I favor cats over dogs!! A woman called for advice on her young German shepherd, which she had just gotten from the Humane Society. The dog who should weigh 100 pounds, weighed only 78 pounds, drooled, coughed, had an upper respiratory infection and yellow diarrhea. The vet tested him for parasites, and heart worms but found neither. However, he gave the dog two rounds of Metronidazole anyway. It didn’t work, the dog was still sick and the vet was afraid to try a third trial. I recommended protease (Vetzime #4 or Thera-zyme TRMA), Biostrath granules and acidophilus. In only one week, Kodiak gained over six pounds, his cough disappeared, his drool disappeared and the dog became peppy and more playful!

A case of dog colitis

Sky and Sheba are my border collie - husky mixes who love to run, romp and wrestle. One day my husband , John, decided to take them for a ride in the back of his pick up truck. A big bird flew over the truck and Sky jumped out, unnoticed by John. When he came up the driveway I yelled, “Where is Sky?” Back down the driveway John tore, just in time to see Sky shaking and trembling at the end of the driveway as he tried to drag himself back to our house. We strapped him to a board and rushed him to an emergency vet. Sky had to be anesthetized because he had pulled his hipbone out of its socket. The vet taped up the leg and now we called Sky the three-legged dog who did the $160 jump. He was not allowed to run, romp or wrestle for 10 days. It was a nightmare because Sky would relentlessly chew at the bandage. After several days, both Sky and Sheba developed severe colitis and stopped eating. Back to the vet with stool samples. The vet reported no parasites, just colitis. Don’t tell me that dogs don’t have emotional problems! I started giving both of them Thera-zyme IrB (irritable bowel), which I stuck in cream cheese balls. In just several days, the colitis went away. Sky kept chewing off the bandage and finally the vet gave up and said, just keep it off and make sure he doesn’t run. However, Sky and Sheba took off the moment the opportunity came and I saw two bushy tails flying as they ran into the woods. Sky seems fine but I have both dogs on thyroid and will not hesitate to use Loomis’ Thera-zyme OSTEO formula if I notice any signs of arthritis.

Pooh Bear, the diabetic cat

This story illustrates the effects of enzymes and hormonal balancing in a beautiful black bombay cat, 14-years old, who developed diabetes. Her constant drinking of water was what triggered my visit with her to the vet. As I suspected, Pooh Bear’s glucose level was over 400, not good, and her cholesterol and triglycerides were abnormally high. The vet recommended an oral diabetic blood but cautioned me that it was only about 45% effective. In addition, he gave me a food developed for diabetic cats. I went home with Pooh Bear, the prescription and the food but didn’t fill the prescription. Pooh Bear would not touch the food. Since I have four other cats, it was impossible for me to restrict her diet. So, I gave her the food she loved but laced it with Thera-zyme VSCLR, a pinch of ground up thyroid glandular, a pinch of pregnenolone plus about 1/4th teaspoon of coconut oil. After two months. Pooh Bear’s blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides were normal and the vet told me that I was wise not to use the oral diabetic drug.

Keno, the dog who loves protease

Keno is a beautiful, 2-year old Shebaeno, a Japanese dog with a purple tongue. Normally very healthy, her owner discovered that Keno responds to protease (TRMA) during times of stress and illness. One day, Keno came down with a cold and an eye infection. After taking 3 TRMA caps for two days, the cold and eye infection disappeared. Recently, Keno’s owner moved just one block down the street and Keno fell apart with anxiety. He became nervous, got diarrhea and hid in the bedroom. Again, protease in TRMA rescued the dog and within days, the anxiety and the diarrhea were gone.

The thank you note from dogs named Tina and Lita

A woman called my office and asked for some thyroid glandular for her dog who was having trouble getting pregnant. She had read an article describing how thyroid can increase fertility by increasing production of progesterone. I sent her the thyroid and forgot about it. Several months later, I received a beautiful card with a picture of two adorable puppies, who had been named “Tina” (a former employee) and “Lita.” The puppies wrote: “We’re so grateful that you helped us be here. Love always, Tina and Lita.

A case of leaky bladder following spaying in Sheba

My border collie-husky mix was spayed when she was a little over six months old. Shortly thereafter, she developed a leaky bladder (incontinence). I didn’t know how common this was until a veterinarian client told me. Sheba’s vet suggested that this was due to an estrogen deficiency. I declined the estrogen and put Sheba on Urt (urinary tract) and oral progesterone. I was also giving her thyroid. Every few days, I would stop the Urt and the progesterone but the incontinence would return. After several months however, I stopped the therapy (except for thyroid glandular) and the problem never returned. That was three years ago. Sheba is still leakless!

While these results may not be typical, they do show what some animals have been able to achieve. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The foods listed in this article are not intended to diagnose or treat, prevent, mitigate or cure any human disease. They are intended for nutritional support only. If you suspect a medical condition in your animal you should seek the advise of a qualified veterinarian.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, prescribe for, treat or claim to prevent, mitigate or cure any human disease. They are intended for nutritional support only. The FTC requires that we tell you that the results in case notes and testimonials published here are not typical, however, they do show what some people have been able to achieve. Individuals vary, which is why we must always consider the whole person when recommending a course of action. The third party information referred to herein is neither adopted nor endorsed by this web site but is provided for general information purposes. The listing of specific disease terms is based upon medical literature and is not a substitute for competent medical advice. If you suspect a medical condition, you should consult a physician.

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