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Does anyone know if beat pulp is ok to be in cat food? I know its not good for dogs.
post #2 of 13
Beet pulp in dog or cat food is sugar free contrary to popular myth.... It is used to help increase fiber,keep the stool together( ie highly digestable food would be hard to clean up ), it also keep the kibble from being so crumbley
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Thanks
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by sharky
Beet pulp in dog or cat food is sugar free contrary to popular myth.... It is used to help increase fiber,keep the stool together( ie highly digestable food would be hard to clean up ), it also keep the kibble from being so crumbley
Sharky, I believe beets and sugar beets are two different things - is that not so?

I can't see where regular beet pulp would be a problem either, but then I am not very savvy about these things.
post #5 of 13
There is a difference from a regular beet and sugar beet. The regular beet is used for food here in Iceland, and is very popular in traditional Icelandic food. I guess its because it CAN grow here up at the artic circle.

The beet pulp is in fact very good supplement in cat food, because it works as a nutrition for the "good" bacteria in the digestive system of the cat, plus of course its a source for fiber. So if you see beet pulp in the ingredient list of a cat food, then it is usually a sign of the cat food being in high quality.
Hugs and kisses from Iceland
Heidrun
post #6 of 13
beet pulp is good for cats AND dogs
post #7 of 13
It would seem that beet pulp would make a more natural dye for cat food. One of my co-workers has a son who is allergic to red dye #40, which is in a ton of foods, and even medicine. It would seem to me more safe that if coloring is neccesary to do it with beet juice.
post #8 of 13
Ironic that this came up tonight on the Board. My Sammy is allergic to everything - we just adopted him within the past 2 months, and he's in food trials because he didn't come with any past history. We had him on Nutro Roasted CHicken and he did great - then we switched to the kitten formula so little Saba could get the kibble pieces in her tiny mouth comfortably...he escalated overnight! He just balooned...and the one main ingredient in the kitten, but not in the adult, was Beet Pulp!
post #9 of 13
you could use a food chopper for the bigger pieces, its great for chopping it up into smaller pieces, i use it for dog food.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by jaycee
you could use a food chopper for the bigger pieces, its great for chopping it up into smaller pieces, i use it for dog food.

You know, that is a great idea. I will buy one!
post #11 of 13
i use the one that came with the Thunderstick Pro, that kitchen gadget that used to be advertised on tv. that thing works great i use it to make smoothies for myself and my kids too ).
post #12 of 13
Well that sounds great. Welcome to TCS by the way. It's nice to have another member from Washington State!
post #13 of 13
Beet pulp does have some protein and yes it can be an allergen though seen more in dogs than cats...
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