Okara is a soybean by-product generated from the production of soy milk and tofu from soybeans.
Benefits of Okara
Improves intestinal flora
Okara is fermentable by microorganisms beneficial to intestinal health, such as Bifidobacterium bifidum, so regular consumption feeds the gut bacteria.
Increases mineral absorption
This food promotes the absorption of minerals such as calcium and therefore helps to maintain healthy bones, so it can be introduced to the diet of senior dogs.
Warning of Okara
Dogs can be allergic to soy, so if your dog presents vomiting, diarrhea, pain, or decay it is better to suspend this food and consult a veterinarian.
If your dog has hypothyroidism, it is better not to give Okara because it can block the function of an enzyme necessary for the thyroid to produce hormones.