The effects of fiber type on nutrient digestibility
fermentative end-products and fecal microbial populations were studied in 12
young adult male cats that received a diet containing either 4% cellulose,
fructooligosaccharides (FOS) or pectin.
Fecal indole concentrations increased when cats were supplemented
with FOS. Fecal acetate, propionate and total short-chain…