Fructooligosaccharides are considered to be a prebiotic. FOS typically refers to short-chain oligosaccharides comprised of D-fructose and D-glucose. FOS acts as a primary nutrient required by intestinal bacteria. Backed by over 50 clinical studies, FOS has demonstrated its ability to support the gastrointestinal tract by helping to balance and maintain the number of beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. A balanced supplement will provide both Pre and Probiotics.
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria, such as Clostridium perfringens and Escherichia coli, known for causing diarrhea in the dog and cat. Fructooligosaccharides also improve mineral absorption and may be beneficial in maintaining bone and joint health.