Most commercial dog food in the market are dog food with fiber in their ingredients. Although fiber is not considered as an essential nutrient, adding fiber to a diet improves colon health. Which will improve the digestive system of your dog.
You may need to consider adding more fiber, nutrients to your dog’s diet if he is constipated, diarrhea or has problems with his anal glands.
And it’s not difficult to add more fiber to your dog’s diet. Be careful not to add it too much. It doesn’t take a lot of fiber to make a difference in a dog’s digestive system.
What is a good fiber for dogs?
Dog food with fiber can only come from grains, fruits and vegetables.
That’s because fiber can only be found in the wall of a cell. Animal cells don’t have cell walls. So sources of fiber are never from meat.
Can dogs have bran?
Bran is part of a grain that rich in fiber. It is the outer skin of a grain and often removed during processing. The bran can either from rice bran, wheat bran or oat bran. You can sprinkle some in your dog’s food or soak it in water for your dog.
Brown rice or red rice also rich in fiber. The brown or red colored is the rice bran that has not been removed. You can make it as a family meal and have some too for your dog.
You can make an apple as a treat for your dog. Apples are also rich in fiber and other good nutrients. Remove the core and the seeds before giving them to your dog. Chewing apples also known to clean teeth.
Some dogs like carrots, green beans or peas. Use only fresh vegetables not canned vegetables as it contains sodium that are not meant for pets.
Canned pumpkins also offer additional health benefits for your dog. It is a good source of fiber and helps soothe a dog’s stomach.