Prebiotics has been around and many humans have used it to help their digestive system. For the past years, Prebiotics has gain popularity as an added ingredient in dog food. Research shows that dogs can also benefit from Prebiotics.
What are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are complex sugar and also known as non-digestible food ingredients. It stimulates the growth and function of friendly bacteria in your dog’s digestive tract.
Prebiotics in Dog Food
Typically, Prebiotics are added in small quantities during dry mix of kibble production. These are the common Prebiotics you can find in dog food: 1) FOS (fructooligosaccharides) 2) Chicory Root (Inulin) 3) GOS (galactooligosaccharides)or 4) TOS (trans galactooligosaccharides)
Chicory, A Prebiotic
It is surprising to know that chicory is being used in dog food. Chicory is commonly used in human food as a coffee substitute. Chicory contains inulin which is a form of dietary fiber that promotes beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. High levels of these friendly bacteria can assist to improve digestion, lessen disease and support a strong healthy immune system.
Holistic Select, a brand of WellPet, is a pet food that has Prebiotics in their dog food. Grain Free Holistic Select: Unique Digestive Health Support System is the only natural pet food that offers a complete digestive balance system. It contains Prebiotics such as Inulin to stimulate the growth of healthy good bacteria. Additionally, there are Probiotics to increase the absorption of vital nutrients and prevent free radicals from entering the bloodstream. Lastly, Natural Fiber for healthy daily output and Digestive Enzymes to help break down starch.
Read our previous post Help Your Dog’s Digestive Health for detailed information about Holistic Select 7 Ingredients for your dog’s Total Body Health.
We invite you to visit Holistic Select: Unique Digestive Health Support System for more information. Keep in mind that dog food with Prebiotics are not right for every dog. Consult your veterinarian before trying dog food with Prebiotics.
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