Pets play an important role in our daily family life and deserve the best treatment. Besides the normal caretaking and nurturing, a healthy diet is as important for our pets as it is to us. The use of chicory inulin in pet food is based on the same considerations as the use in human food, namely its prebiotic effect and the subsequent health benefits.
Chicory derived fructans can be used in animal feed and pet food for their prebiotic effects: they increase the diversity and the number of beneficial gut microbiota in the large intestine thereby contributing to health and wellbeing of the host. Other positive health effects relate to overall health, obesity and wellbeing. Therefore, Frutafit® and Frutalose® products are suitable ingredients to enhance the nutritional properties of pet food.