Dr Thomas Brenten, Chair of the FEDIAF Nutrition and Analytical Science Working Group explains: “The Carbohydrates Factsheet is a pet owner-friendly resource developed to complement our more detailed ‘FEDIAF Scientific Advisory Board Carbohydrate Expert Review’ paper, which has been well received by professionals.
The Carbohydrates Factsheet outlines the role of carbohydrates in companion animal diets and helps bust myths questioning their value. More detail is given on the benefits of digestible carbohydrates, the different types of fibre and the main sources of carbohydrates such as grains, fruit and vegetables.”
Dr Jakub Rusek, FEDIAF policy advisor adds: “We are delighted to be expanding our range of factsheets, which are a valuable resource for pet professionals at the front line of pet care. A recent survey showed that the FEDIAF Nutritional Guidelines are rated as ‘very good or good’ by 100% of professionals. We are hoping that our factsheets are equally well received by professionals and owners.”
The FEDIAF Factsheets cover a wide range of subjects from animal proteins and additives, responsible raw feeding and vegetarian diets to more general topics such as the history of pet food and benefits of pet ownership. To view our range of factsheets, please visit our website. FEDIAF’s Expert Review Paper can also be viewed on our website.
Pet owners want a lot from their pet food brands. They want primary proteins that suit what they believe is best for their animal. They want grains or they don't. They want something customized, but it has to be easy to understand.
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