Shouldn’t dogs eat meat? How do I get my dog’s plant-based diet fully balanced? My dog is really itchy – will a vegan diet help? What will other people think? Am I being a cruel owner depriving my dog of eating meat?
Plant Based Delicious Treats
We want to prove that a plant-based diet does not have to be boring for your dog. Our dogs are our family members and they deserve to be treated so we offer possibly the healthiest and tastiest Umameo treats around
Homemade Plant-Based Meals
Just as with our own health, homemade is always the best. We have been taught as vets that dogs should not be fed a homemade diet as it can never been be balanced. We challenge this to protect our planet and pets’ health
What does a vegan vet feed their own dog?
We get asked this by clients as although we are vegan and we should not bestow our vegan ethics on our pet, being vets and dog lovers has made us realise that a balanced plant-based diet is possibly one of the healthiest diets for our pets……but it has to be properly balanced, and that is what as a family, we have worked on to get it just right for our dog Ruff! Why not get the protein he needs in his diet from high protein plant sources where cows, sheep and chickens get their proteins from……and with the added benefit of having NO hormones, antibiotics, bacteria and additives?
Why not feed him the same superfoods that we eat full of anti-oxidants, healthy non GMO plant-based foods full of prebiotics that impact positively on his overall health, and they are kind…….extremely kind to farm animals and to our fragile planet?
“If nobody changes then nothing changes but if somebody changes then everything changes!”
Vegan Vet 2020
Everyone laughed when Greggs brought out a vegan sausage roll as the words just do not go together but now most companies have introduced a plant-based option in their menus. Our aim is for vegan dog food to have the same impact and make all petfood companies introduce plant-based options. It needs to happen and quickly.
If we care this much about the environment, imagine how much we care about your pet’s nutrition?
There are SO many pet foods out there – more and more each week, but we cannot help but think that many of them care far more about making a profit than caring about what your pet really needs to keep them healthy.
The most frightening reality is the sudden trend in feeding ‘raw meaty diets’ or cuts of meat that humans eat. This means that instead of using the normal by-products at the abattoir, more and more animals are being killed to feed our pets with the good cuts of meat when we should be reducing the amount of animals farmed to protect our planet’s health.
The trend to feed exotic foods to itchy pets is also so alarming as pet foods suddenly contain duck or deer or rabbit. As animal lovers, we don’t even want to imagine how these beautiful animals are transported and slaughtered just to feed our itchy pets. Surely there is a kinder way to feed our much loved dogs?
Follow our journey as we find the ideal plant-based food – both homemade, bought and plant-based treats that we use to feed our beloved Ruff, and we are so hoping that our knowledge and intensive research on vegan pet food will help you to make an informed decision about your own pet’s health.
Hopefully just one dog at a time going vegan will fulfil our ultimate aim of protecting this beautiful planet of ours and offering a future to our children and grandchildren – all by just being kind and working together on something so important!
Vegan Vet Blog Latest Posts
Our dogs become even more important to us during this time of self-isolation
“The recipe was really easy and so we want to continue this new healthy and tasty habit so we can have him as long as we can”
The day proved to be emotionally draining as we all adapted to this very different way of doing veterinary work
How one chicken we loved could turn a vet vegan
There are cases of dry food or treats (especially the raw hide treats and chews) causing transmission of diseases to people
At this stressful time, our vet offers advice on being the kindest pet owner to your sensitive dog
What nutrients are needed?
A carefully prepared homemade plant-based diet should contain all of these essential nutrients to provide for the optimal health of your dog (and be tempting to their discerning noses!) as just like the rest of our family, we want to spoil our dogs and feed them foods they love.