The role of fibre in your dog's diet

Fibre plays an essential role in regulating your dog's digestion. Here's why.

Types of Fibre

There are two types of fibre: soluble and insoluble.

Insoluble fibre is not digested and goes through the digestive tract without being transformed. Insoluble fibre stimulates movement and helps prevent constipation.

On the other hand, soluble fibre is a food source for bacteria that help with digestion. Too much soluble fibre can be the cause of loose stools.

Why your dog needs fibre in their diet

Regulating digestion

Getting enough fibre is important to facilitate movement through the digestive tract, regulate digestion and maintain the right level of moisture in the intestines.

A diet containing the ideal amount of fibre will help prevent diarrhoea as well as constipation.

Health benefits

Fibre is necessary to help the intestines absorb as many nutrients as possible so that your pooch stays healthy and full of energy.

Fibre is also great at giving a feeling of fullness and can help manage your dog's appetite if they need to lose weight. This is very beneficial for breeds that are prone to weight gain.


All our MyPetSays recipes have been formulated by pet nutrition experts and feature the right amount of fibre to support your pooch's health and regulate their intestinal transit time.

Curious about dog nutrition? Check out our dog food pyramid blog post!