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Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. That’s why our new formula, Precise Holistic Complete (PHC), has many sources of fiber including brown rice, oatmeal, flaxseed and rice bran.
In addition to these sources, PHC also has citrus fiber, a 100 percent natural, chemical-free product that provides an optimal balance of both insoluble and soluble fiber. It is high in antioxidants and provides a food source for the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, without compromising taste. Citrus fiber, which is also used in the human food market, is a great alternative to beet pulp to supply the necessary levels of fiber that promote health and vitality in pets.
According to studies, citrus fiber provides 1.75 times more antioxidants than blueberries, reduces calories and net carbs, and increases dietary fiber.
Citrus fiber is derived from the pulp of oranges and grapefruit, not from the fruit itself. Oil, sugar, water and seeds are extracted from the fruits’ peels, leaving only the fiber. This means the citrus fiber is inert and does not contain the delimonens and sugars found in juice. Additionally, since citrus fiber doesn’t have any similarities or characteristics of grapefruit juice, it will not affect any medications that a dog or cat would be taking.