High-fiber dog food is often recommended for dogs suffering from health issues, including anal gland problems, constipation, obesity, diabetes mellitus and high blood sugar. The term "fiber" refers to insoluble carbohydrates in dog food that resist small intestinal enzymatic digestion. To increase your dog’s dietary fiber, Organic Pet Digest suggests you buy and feed high-quality, organic, high-fiber dog food. Average crude fiber content in dog foods can range from 2 to 6 percent; high-fiber foods usually contain over 7 percent fiber. Excessive fiber may be harmful, so consult your veterinarian before switching dog foods.
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Drs. Foster and Smith’s Adult Lite Chicken & Brown Rice Formula
Fiber is one of the nutrients listed on every bag of dog food. Veterinarians Marty Smith and Race Foster of PetEducation.com say that fiber can have many health benefits for your dog. Drs. Foster and Smith’s Adult Lite Chicken & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food is a balanced blend of 24 percent protein, 8 percent fat and a high fiber content of 12 percent. Whole grains, such as barley, flaxseed and brown rice, provide the healthy, complex carbohydrates and fiber. The food also contains chicken and fish meal for essential amino acids; and sweet potatoes, carrots and apples as natural sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant nutrients.
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Calorie Control
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Calorie Control CC 26 is a high-fiber dog food. The formula was designed to provide more fiber and aid with weight loss in adult dogs. The crude fiber content in this food is about 18 percent, and you must have a veterinarian’s prescription to purchase it.
Hill's Science Diet Adult Light
Hill's Science Diet Adult Light Dog Food contains over 12 percent crude fiber and, according to Hills Pet Nutrition, the food offers a balanced diet with ingredients and nutrients that will help your dog reach a healthy, ideal weight. The L-carnitine in the food may help your dog transform fat into energy, and the manufacturer claims that the high fiber can satisfy your dog’s appetite throughout the day.