Strict carnivores, cats require animal based foods. In nature, dogs will eat vegetation when preferred foods are scarce, with 1-2% of the total diet consisting of plant matter. Accordingly, Vegetables ‘n’ Fruit or Green Tripe Patties need only play a small or infrequent role in the total diet of normal, healthy domestic dogs.
Specific ratios of Vegetables ‘n’ Fruit can provide therapeutic advantages for pets that have diabetes, pancreatic, liver or advanced kidney disorders. Some dogs may require extra fiber in their diet to keep them satisfied while on a weight loss program. Fiber in Vegetables ‘n’ Fruits and Beef Green Tripe influences the rate of passage of food through the intestine by increasing or slowing stomach emptying, but specific effects vary with the amount fed. Excessive dietary fiber is associated with adverse effects such as the production of loose stools; flatulence, increased stool volume and frequency, and decreased dietary caloric density.
Vegetables 'n' fruit or Green Tripe may be fed once a day, several times per week or not at all; fed alone or mixed with whole animal or beef offal patties.