Important research about the role of fiber in the diet of the cat
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Gut bacteria live on dietary fiber, by definition the leftovers from food digestion, what was not digested and absorbed into the cat herself upstream in the gut. The bacteria also make use of shed gut wall cells. Due to heavy use, the gut wall renew its cells faster than other parts of the body, to maintain its integrity when properly nourished.What does all that mean? It means that even though dietary fiber does not feed the cat herself, fiber is ntheless essential for the health of the gut and therefore the health of the cat. There needs to be something in the diet that isdigestible and is absorbable, that flows on to the gut bacteria waiting in the large intestine (a the large bowel).he of gut bacteria living in the bowel qualify as an organ, as an organized functional unit dedicated to purposes the most metabolically active organ in the body. Not only do gut bacteria metabolize components of dietary fiber but they stimulate and 'train' the immune system, occupy territory to prevent foreign invaders from setting up housekeeping, synthesize vitamins, and play a key role in preventing constipation factors in the creation of normal stoolshere are beneficial bacteria and pathogenic bacteria the bowel. A proper choice of fermentable fiber preferentially feeds the good guys and keeps their numbers higher. The good bacteria are those who provide benefit to the host, in this case the cat. The by-products of the undesirable or pathogenic gut bacteria are irritating and toxic to the gut wall and nervous system.Why do we care? Aren't bacteria bad news? Not necessarily. We live in the real world and the real world is not a sterile place, nor can we render ourselves sterile no matter how much we wash, no matter how many antiseptic products we use. We all colonized starting at birth of bacteria on the outsides of ourselves and, , the gut is technically outside the body. Rather than try to keep bacteria away, alliances and truces were eons ago so that under normal circumstances, peace exists. Our familiar bacteria, those that live all over the skin and inside the gut help fend off and control bacteria. bacteria depend on for their sustenance and, in turn, provide benefit to .But rather than trust the alliances completely, the gut wall actively works to keep bacteria in their work place and not invade the body and well kept bacteria contribute to maintaining the gut wall. Th the mucosal barrier function and proper fiber choices in the cat's diet help keep the desirable gut bacteria well fed and content in their assigned place. A healthy gut wall performs good traffic control., it is like the strings on celery. In the human diet, a banana is rich in fiber even though its flesh is smooth. Fiber consists of certain nondigestible and nonabsorbable complex sugars present mainly in plant material, sugar complexes whichdigestive can digest (split apart)d upstream. Fiber is present in plants and in . A cat consuming a whole mouse in the wild eats all of the prey plus the contents of the prey's digestive tract which include plant material. Cats tend to get most of their plant material indirectly. The prey eats the plants, the cat eats the prey.