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What are FOS and MOS? And why are they beneficial?

We use two different types of prebiotics here at Lily’s Kitchen and both are a bit of a mouthful to say - Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and Mannan oligosaccarides (MOS). Prebiotics like FOS and MOS occur naturally in plants such as onion, chicory, garlic, asparagus, banana and artichoke and help keep our pet’s digestive system active and efficient.

Just like us, our pet’s large intestine contains lots of bacteria to help break down some of the components in their foods. There are lots of good bacteria or probiotics in the colon of our pets, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium and the MOS and FOS are used as a food source by these bacteria, allowing them to grow and reproduce and thereby stopping bad bacteria from growing.

Bad bacteria are things like Salmonella and Clostridium which can sometimes take over, causing digestive issues and making your pet feel unwell. We use the prebiotics MOS and FOS to try to increase the number of healthy, good bacteria in your pet’s digestive system, to help reduce the number of bad bacteria.