In response to controversy around the role of carbohydrates, FEDIAF has worked with nutrition experts on its Scientific Advisory Board to develop a new factsheet about carbohydrates in dog and cat food.
FEDIAF’s range of highly regarded factsheets now totals 20 and is available to download at www.fediaf.org.
Dr Thomas Brenten, chair of the FEDIAF Nutrition and Analytical Science Working Group, said: “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.”
Nicole Paley, deputy chief executive of PFMA and co-chair of the FEDIAF communications working group, said: “We are delighted to be expanding the 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.”