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Beet pulp and its uses in pet nutrition

Knowing the advantages that food may provide to the health of animals, including pets, has been a source of research in nutritional science for years.

In addition to the basic functions of feeding and nourishing, functional food also promotes metabolic effects. This type of product has caught the eye of the production chain. This is the case of beet pulp, which, in addition to nutritional benefits, has phytotherapy and therapeutic role when used in petfood supplementation. It has been widely used in horse nutrition as well.

Why use it?

Since it is the noblest source of fibre for the pet segment, the benefits of beet pulp are notorious.

Energy source

The fermentable fraction of the beet pulp is degraded into short-chain fatty acids and used as an energy source by intestinal cells.

Its exclusive composition of moderate fermentation fibers and low lignin prevents irritation of the intestinal mucosa, keeps the colon healthy, and massages the intestinal wall, thus increasing the peristaltic movement and facilitating the excretion of faeces.

Fibers from white beet pulp also act as a water and microorganism absorption structure in feces, improving consistency, and reducing fecal odor.

The better consistency of faeces (faecal score) makes excretion much easier, which increases the welfare of animals that consume feed with beet pulp. It is especially recommended for dogs and cats.

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