happy smiling labrador upside down on the bed as he eats a plant-based diet

 

As research thankfully increases in this area, owners of dogs on plant-based diets do report that their pets appear happier and calmer – maybe as they are not being fed on high fat meaty or sugary treats which like us plummet our sugar levels and leave us feeling anxious and lethargic. Anyone who has tried the Atkin’s diet knows that eating only one food group in excess (meat) leaves us craving carbohydrates to such a point that we feel extremely irritable  – could this be happening to so many of our poor dogs on an unbalanced high meat diet?

A high fibre and high nutrient plant-based diet is satisfying so reduces these cravings as well as providing our brains and our pets’ brains with the mood enhancing healthy serotonin ingredient found in seeds, soya products, bananas, lentils and nuts. We advise the use of lentils in our recipes as these legumes are particularly high in the amino acid tryptophan that the body needs to produce the calming serotonin.

Many owners report a reduction in aggression between their dogs with some owners even going so far as to say that they possibly had to rehome one of their dogs prior to feeding a plant-based diet as their dogs were constantly fighting on a meat-based diet and this settled once they were both swapped to a plant-based diet.

Behaviour changes in dogs that are intensely itchy due to food intolerances on a high meat-protein diet also report a far better quality of life and reduction in stress with a reduction in constantly being itchy on a meat-based diet compared to a hypoallergenic plant-based diet as we recommend.

The most striking change when switching to a plant-based diet for us and our pets, is that we enhance the beneficial gut bacteria which plays a key role in modifying our behaviour and that of our dogs too as shown in this very interesting article – when gut bacteria change brain function.

” Would you ever go back to raw/meat-based feeding and why?
Never. Teddy loves his food and seems full of energy and he is even not as aggressive on walks. “

Teddy's owner, Liverpool

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