Digestibility is the percentage of a food’s protein and other nutrients available and utilized by your pet. Assuming your pet is in good health, digestibility can be judged by stool quality and volume. Small, firm stools are a sign that better nutrition is making a difference inside your pet and less of the food is passing through as waste. Any one of a combination of factors influence digestibility:
The digestibility of the product will vary as the ingredients vary.
The correct ratio of the nutrients in the diet helps to ensure their efficient utilisation by the pet.
Poor quality ingredients can adversely affect the digestibility of a pet food.
A formula of good quality ingredients can have its digestibility reduced by over-cooking or over-processing.