Do dogs need fibre in their diet?

The ideal food for your dog is a varied, balanced diet – from proteins packed with energy, to vitamins that support eyes, coat, and so much more.

One of the most important signs for a healthy dog is a healthy poo – and fibre is key. So how do you know how much fibre your dog needs? We’ve got a few tips to help.

What does fibre do?

Fibre performs the same role in a dog’s diet that it does in a human’s diet: supporting healthy digestion. As well as keeping your dog’s poo regular, it contributes to good blood pressure and stable blood-sugar levels too. You can find good sources of fibre in foods like vegetables, wholegrain cereals, barley and more – and plenty of these foods are perfect for your dog’s diet too.

Lots of dogs (especially puppies, as their digestive system is still maturing) can suffer from diarrhoea or sensitive digestion – a good level of fibre will support solid, healthy poos. It’s also great for easing constipation in dogs as well, making it an all-important part of your pet’s mealtimes (and even treats!).

What’s the best way to get fibre into my dog’s diet?

The best way to get fibre into your dog’s diet is with a balanced, nutritionally complete dog food. At, we make sure that your dog will get exactly the right amount of fibre through our tailor-made kibble – and we’ll even add in a little extra if your dog needs some additional support.

Are there any good treats with plenty of fibre?

There are plenty of great treats that are high in fibre. Pumpkin is full of fibre and many dogs love the sweet flavour of this autumnal vegetable. Apples (no pips, please!) are also packed with fibre and as well as being a very low in calories, they’re a great snack in the summer months.

1 thought on “Do dogs need fibre in their diet?”

  1. My dog really enjoy eating beans, it’s a great way of getting a little more fiber in his diet. I’ve never thought of using a pumpkin though! Great way to recycle at Halloween ☺


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