The benefits of Prebiotics in dog food

Did you know that many of our recipes contain two different prebiotics? Find out more about the benefits of Prebiotics in dog food below!

Prebiotics in MyPetSays dog food


Our grain-free and Superfood recipes contain Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS), which are two classes of prebiotics used for their functional benefits.

These prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that not only support the immune system but also stimulate the growth of good gut bacteria.

MOS and FOS resist to temperature changes and long-term storage, which makes them perfect for dry dog food.

Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)

FOS are naturally found in fruit & vegetable extracts and support gastrointestinal health. They are are metabolised by the gut bacteria in the large intestine to form short-chain fatty acids.

These will stimulate cell growth in the small intestine and support good gut bacteria. Alongside promoting digestive health, FOS help reduce stool odour.

Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS)

MOS are derived from yeast cell walls. They pass through the digestive tract like FOS and are metabolised by the friendly gut bacteria in the large intestine.

When combined with FOS, MOS can reduce the concentration of smelly compounds in dog faeces. MOS also contribute to maintaining good immune function.