The most obvious choice to ensure that your dog gets everything they need from a plant-based diet, is to choose a complete diet that contains all the additional nutrients lacking in a plant-based diet and necessary for your dog’s health.
The only dry vegan diets available that contain everything needed to be 100% balanced; are Solo-Vegetal, Hownd, Greta and Green Crunch.
Benevo does not contain the addition of Vit D3, methionine for urinary tract health, and Benevo Organic Wheat free does not contain the addition of Taurine and l-Carnitine for heart health.
What about homecooking?
It is possible to homecook without the addition of any supplements as a plant-based diet is so healthy, but as a dog owner and the knowledge I have acquired as a vet, I am also so aware that we could get it wrong too and that is the last thing I want for my own dog. I have been contacted by so many owners feeding their dogs plant-based and some of their dogs have had issues with painful urinary crystals and urinary tract infections, heart conditions or lack of calcium – all of these were corrected by simply adding in supplements to the homemade food!
Working with the 2 top vet nutritionists in Germany as well as advice from an Australian vet nutritionist, I confidently feel that I can offer homemade diets that are 100% balanced as well as delicious.
It is so important to also make the nutrients available in the homecooked food, so everything needs to be well cooked and then blended to break down the solid pieces of kale, legumes and beans. Dogs have a short digestive tract and they tend to gulp their food, not chew meticulously as we do, so it is important to almost start the digestive process for them by mashing the food.
If your dog does not like mashed food, we advise baking it to form semi solid squares which are very popular with our dogs.
We are so passionate about plant-based feeding in dogs, that we want to support you and hopefully make it affordable for you
Something that so many owners who transition to plant-based notice with their dogs – how soft the fur becomes!
I have been contacted by so many owners feeding their dogs plant-based and some of their dogs have had issues with painful urinary crystals…..
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Only by convincing vets that it is the way forward, will we together have any success as plant-based feeders of ensuring that it becomes a very viable and superior option to feeding our dogs
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