In this episode, Dr. Megan Sprinkle, Dr. Mary Cope and Dr. Stephanie Clark explore the topic of gut health for your pets. They discuss understanding the difference between fiber and carbohydrates, the difference between dogs, cats, and gut health, and understanding prebiotics and postbiotics.
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(02:40) Difference between carbohydrates and fiber
(03:40) Fibers are carbohydrates?
(05:51) Insoluble versus soluble fiber explained
(06:53) Different dogs have different needs
(07:54) Adding canned pumpkin to dog food- is this good?
(10:43) Cats, constipation, and diarrhea
(13:18) Understanding the different fibers
(15:44) Should pet owners use pre and probiotics?
(17:01) Word of caution around adding too much fiber
(20:07) Cats, fiber, and hairballs
(21:58) What helps with fecal odor?
(23:25) Benefits of cat grass
(26:45) Good sources of prebiotic fiber
(28:33) Benefits of smart fiber supplementation