Fibre Quality

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Dogs

Fibre can be split into two distinct groups, Soluble and Insoluble. They both help the mobility of food passing through the digestive tract and help maintain adequate moisture levels within the food being digested. We have awarded points to fibre source ingredients depending on their characteristics of soluble and insoluble fibres and their beneficial effects to the dog in terms of health and gut function.

Contributes 10% to the ingredient score for dogs

Cats

Fibre can be split into two distinct groups, Soluble and Insoluble. They both help the mobility of food passing through the digestive tract and help maintain adequate moisture levels within the food being digested. We have awarded points to fibre source ingredients depending on their characteristics of soluble and insoluble fibres and their beneficial effects to the cat in terms of health and gut function and in many cases hairball control. In high quality cat diets they can get a lot of their fibre from the meat sources.

Contributes 10% to the ingredient score for cats

1/5Point
Scored

Tomato Pomace

Tomato Pomace is mainly a lower quality protein source and has a low quantity of fibre.

2/5Points
Scored

Wheat Bran

Wheat Bran is also a low quality fibre source with some carbohydrate which isn’t very digestible.

3/5Points
Scored

Cellulose / Plant source

Cellulose is a better form of fibre but has a much higher insoluble content compared to its soluble fibre level which means it often needs to be complimented with other fibre sources.

4/5Points
Scored

Sugar Beet / Vegetables

Sugar Beet and Vegetables contain good levels of both insoluble and soluble fibres and have them in easily accessible forms.

5/5Points
Scored

Fruit fibres (Apple, Citrus)

Fruit fibres are ideal for the digestive system being high in both soluble and insoluble fibres and aiding gut motility and the formation of faeces.