As we are about to step into a new decade, I am very excited to read that the multi-national food corporate Mars who own Pedigree and Whiskas pet foods, are finally concerned about the environmental impact of farming and are looking at meat substitutes for pet food!
This is such good news for the environment and is the entire ethos behind our Just be kind umami homemade food – less animals killed and caring for the future of our planet.
According to the Telegraph, they had considered making a bid for Quorn Foods (yes they are wealthy enough to buy whoever they choose), but instead they have bought an £8.2 million stake in a vegan US company called Wild Earth which uses Japanese Fungus Koji, that goes into soy sauce, to make a protein that resembles the taste of meat for pet food. At the time Mars Petcare’s head of ventures, Ben Jacobs, said: ‘We can solve some of the planet’s most pressing problems…. if we efficiently produce protein while reducing the environmental impact of feeding hundreds of millions of pets.’ Daily Mail 15th December
Along with the fungal yeast, the ingredients in the Wild Earth food includes oats, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, blueberries, pumpkin and spinach as well as added taurine and carnitine. These ingredients are healthy and sustainable so we hope that Wild Earth arrives in the UK soon!
The word is out now that dogs can be fed a vegan/vegetarian diet and the discussion has started
Anal gland problems are very common and can be very distressing if not treated correctly
DCM or dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the biggest concerns to most owners feeding their dogs a 100% plant-based diet
IT IS SO MUCH CHEAPER THAN YOU THINK TO FEED AN AVERAGE 25kg DOG ON SOLO VEGETAL!
We asked the top vet oncologist in the country for her opinion on whether a vegan diet could protect our dogs from cancer
The more we feature and spread our message, the greater the impact we will have with promoting the healthiest and certainly the kindest way to feed our pets today and in the future!
Researchers found that all of the raw dog food samples contained antibiotic-resistant Enterococci, including bacteria resistant to the last-resort antibiotic linezolid
She has written the article with such an in-depth understanding of the importance of dogs going plant-based – all just so positive for the future!
Which dog foods in the UK can be classed as fully vegan?
“I don’t think we are going to become extinct. We are very clever and very resourceful”
As we come out of lockdown, we advise on how to be the kindest pet owner that you can be!
Something that so many owners who transition to plant-based notice with their dogs – how soft the fur becomes!