Why don’t we use Probiotics?
Probiotics used in most pet foods will not survive time, & temperature exposure nor have concentrations high enough to survive acidity & digestion to provide any real benefit.
Don’t all pet foods already contain fiber?
Yes, all pet foods contain fiber because many natural ingredients contain some fiber. BUT not all fibers are created equally in terms of health benefits they provide to pets. Fibers can be either insoluble or soluble, viscous or non-viscous, fermentable or unfermentable.
Most prebiotics are fibers, but not all fibers are prebiotics.
Lucy Pet Foods fiber portfolio contains ingredients such as flaxseed, chickpeas, chicory root, pumpkin, miscanthus grass fiber, etc. These provide a very rich fiber profile that the microbiota in the gut can metabolize.
We know that the gut microbiota is key to the health of the animal, and the more diverse the fiber system used, the more diverse the gut microbiota. Microbial diversity is one very important feature of a healthy gut.