Vegetarian Dog Food

Vegetarian Dog Food

The Lowdown

Can your pet dog be raised healthily on vegan or vegetarian pet food? On a completely meat-free diet?

Yes, yes it can – safely, and often more healthily than raising on tinned meat-based products.

Sorry did you want more information than that? Oh alright then…

In the 10,000 years since dogs have lived as life companions by our sides, things have changed a great deal. Just like how seals moved from the swamp to the sea, dogs’ genetic maps have completely changed since the days they wandered the terrain as wolves. Wolves still need meat, dogs no longer do. Why? Dogs have adapted at our side to create energy efficiently from plant based foods.

Look at the science.

Your husky may look like a Siberian wolf on the outside, but not on the inside. Since we domesticated dogs as our best friend, the gene Amy2B has shot up in dogs. Amy2B is crucial for Amylase production, and this gene is now 2800% more present in dogs than wolves.

RESOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4329415/

“Dogs have adapted at our side to create energy efficiently from plant based foods”

Vegetarian Dog Food Products

What Products Are Our There?

The vegetarian and vegan pet food industry is due to explode now that sufficient research has been done to prove the health-benefits of raising your dog on a non-meat diet.

Take a look below at the Top-3 dry foods on the market you can buy now.

V-dog Dog Food Traditional Flakes 15 Kgvegetarian dog food

BUY HERE (£33 + Free Delivery at time of review)

V-Dog has been around since 1980 and remains an independent UK business. This is a no frills, 100% vegan, no additives, PETA-approved business with two main products – Traditional Flakes and Crunchy Nuggets. You can serve the food either dry or pre-soaked, but my Malinois loves the dry traditional flakes every time.

 Yarrah Dog Food Organic Vegetarian 10 Kg

BUY HERE (£53 + Free Delivery at time of review)

Yarrah was the first ever 100% organic pet food company, and its vegan pet food range is exceptional. “Better for your pet, better for animals” is the company’s tag-line, and they company is keen to share that it keeps not dogs or cats for food testing, nor has it ever worked with non-organic, non-free range produce.

Benevo Adult Original Vegetarian Dog Food, 15kg

BUY HERE (£50.99 + Free Shipping at time of review)

Benevo is a more recent ethical pet food company which has been doing business for over 10 years now. The company is owned by vegetarians and has no links to the meat industry or any slaughterhouses. Owners say that their dogs wolf down this product and the protein level is higher than other similar products.

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  1. […] I mentioned in my ‘can a dog be vegetarian?’ blog, I spoke about how a vegetarian dog food diet can actually be healthier than dog food […]

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