Amylase Updated on: April 9th, 2019

Amylase is an enzyme that is found in pancreatic fluid and saliva. It starts the breakdown of starch.

why we feed

Dogs do not produce enough amylase to be fed high starch diets, which most kibbles are high in starch. So lots of dogs who eat high starch diets tend to gain weight, or cannot get the proper nutrients from their processed and starchy diet

how to feed

Although dogs can digest some vegetation, its best it is steamed or pureed since amylase cannot break down whole vegetation on its own!

Additional info

Animals such as koalas produce plenty of amylase because they are meant to eat vegetation!