Prebiotic Health, PET FOOD.

As the COVID-19 Change the way we live, the new daily quarantined routine changes the life of our pet’s too. With the reduction of our outdoor activities and the closing of Parks and public spaces in almost all countries, the average exercise of our pets, specifically in dogs, has diminished. This reduction in the mobility of our best friends could be reflected in an increase in weight to obesity, compromising our pet’s health. We are talking about a pretty big population, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 67% of U.S. households own a dog, equate to 84.9 million homes, with an estimate of 63.4 million pet dogs just in America.
It is clear that nowadays the pet food needs to be adequate with the new quarantined routine. A great way to control the effects of less exercise is the supplement of prebiotics, which are non-digestible fibers that feed the gut microbiota (Good bacteria). 

It has been reported that the inclusion of prebiotics such inulin has multiply benefits for dogs, such as:

• Helps modulate gut microbiota
• Increases beneficial microbial populations 
• Helps reduce pathogenic germs
• Anti-allergic effect stimulates
• Reduces cholesterol
• Enhances vitamin absorption
• Stimulates the immune system
• Decreases fecal odor components

Among the sources of inulin, Agave Fructans have a more complex structure giving them not only a higher prebiotic effect, better solubility, but also suitable for a wide range of applications in the food industry. The unique structure of agave fructans, result in a low hygroscopicity characteristic which makes the best source of inulin for fat-reduced and sugar-free formulations.

Let´s take prebiotics to the next level.
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Franco-Robles E, López MG. The implication of fructans in health: immunomodulatory and antioxidant mechanisms. ScientificWorldJournal. 2015.

Bryan Tungland. Human Microbiota in Health and Disease, chapter 8 - Nondigestible Fructans as Prebiotics. Academic Press. 2018.

Written by: Cesar Robertony Pereyra


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