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Craig Datz

Craig Datz


United States

A 1987 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Datz has worked in both private companion animal practice and at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where he taught primary care and nutrition. He completed a master’s degree and a residency in Clinical Nutrition in 2010 and is dually board-certified in canine/feline and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Datz is currently the nutrition and scientific affairs manager for Royal Canin USA and is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Missouri.

Contributions from Craig Datz

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A demonstration of the solubility and viscosity of different fiber sources where equal amounts are added to 100 mL water. The oat and wheat bran do not absorb water and no changes are seen after 24 hours, whilst the wheat dextrin powder dissolves immediately and stays in solution. Psyllium powder absorbs water and forms a thick gel after 24 hours.

Issue number24.3 Published 25/03/2021

Cats and dietary fiber

Nutritionists and veterinarians have been interested in dietary fiber as a component of pet foods or as a supplement for many years.

By Allison Wara and Craig Datz