Fiber for dogs

What are the benefits of including fiber in your dog's diet?


All dog owners want the best for their furry friends; they are part of the family! During the lockdown, dogs have helped us maintain our mental and physical health. But how do you make sure you're giving your dog the optimal diet to keep him fit and healthy and protect him from dog diarrhea or constipation?

We all know how important fiber is in our diet, but it is also important for your dog's health. However, fiber is not always contained in normal dog food. A balanced diet is very important, and natural dog supplements can help ensure you provide your dog with the best nutrition. A fiber supplement is especially helpful if you notice your dog dragging his butt or suffering from canine colitis.

Fiber Active contains oat bran, rich in fiber, and probiotics for dogs, another good supplement for intestinal health as they promote digestion and support the immune system.

Here are five reasons why adding fiber to your dog's diet is so important:

1. Fiber helps your dog's anal glands

Blocked anal glands are a common problem in dogs. If your dog drags his butt on the floor, it is likely that he has blocked anal glands. You should see your veterinarian who can express the contents of the glands. To keep the anal glands healthy, including fiber in the food can promote the formation of larger stools. This increases pressure on the anal gland and ensures that the glands are expressed naturally without your veterinarian having to do this task.

2. Fiber regulates your dog's colon function

The large intestine is an important part of your dog's digestive system. It helps ensure that vital nutrients are absorbed evenly and that the body is supplied with water. When the colon is not functioning properly, these nutrients pass through too quickly and are not always absorbed. Soluble fiber typically slows the movement of your dog's food and promotes the colon's ability to do its job properly.

3. Fiber can help treat colitis in dogs

Colitis in dogs is caused by inflammation of the large intestine (colon). One of the functions of the large intestine is to absorb water. When it is inflamed, too much fluid remains in the stool, causing diarrhea. Fiber can help normalize the time it takes for the colon to move. This protects it from toxins and water retention. All of these can be helpful for a dog with colitis.

4. The addition of fiber can control dog's weight and treat dog obesity

Cellulose is a slowly fermentable fiber. Adding cellulose to your dog's diet can increase the volume in his stomach and intestines. This in turn helps the dog feel full despite the lower calorie intake. When combined with protein, this is even more effective. For more tips on how to maintain your dog's ideal weight, contact organizations such as the Blue Cross.

5. Fiber helps prevent constipation in dogs

Soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel-like substance that can combine with other substances in the intestines. This will make the stool softer and easier to pass through your dog's intestines. Psyllium is a fiber derived from the Ovata plant, is rich in soluble fiber and is said to relieve constipation. Fiber Activ Boost contains a safe amount of psyllium.


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