What an exciting change to be writing this article! 2 years ago I wrote all about claims that a grain-free dog food diet that replaced the grains with pea protein or other legumes was being blamed for a rise in cases seen of Dilated Cardiomyopathy in dogs.
This directly affected how vets and the public viewed vegan dog food as the main protein source tends to come from protein rich legumes and peas in particular.
Thankfully with this knowledge of a possible link between the amino acid Taurine (and its precursor Methionine) lacking when grains are removed from a dog food diet, all good quality vegan dog food diets have the addition of these 2 amino acids to prevent any concerns. They are expensive to add so not all diets will add them in…particularly the grain free meat-based cheaper ‘supermarket’ diets that can be particularly harmful to the long term health of dogs!
But now, we have even further good news published in December 2022!! The Food Standards Agency in America who published the original findings, now claim that they have insufficient data to establish the cause of the DCM case reports and pet food products eaten by the affected dogs.
Peas and legumes are now no longer implicated as being a possible cause of DCM in dogs, as the increased knowledge has resulted in foods being properly supplemented so no further cases are being noticed…nutritionally sound vegan dog food is safe and healthy for your dog – such great news!!
“As a vet, I believe in a kinder, healthier way to feed our pets that does no damage to our environment, harms no animals and uses fresh, healthy plant-based ingredients for a balanced and delicious diet”
Arielle Vegan Vet
“If nobody changes then nothing changes but if somebody changes then everything changes!”
Arielle Vegan Vet
We have experienced a surge in sales of all our top selling foods such as Solo Vegetal, Green Crunch, Give a Dog A Bean and Greta SOLO VEGETAL 10KGS BACK IN STOCK!!
A ‘Groundbreaking’ Study Of Identical Twins Finds Benefits Of Plant-Based Diet And Same In Dogs!
Dr Arielle speaks at Vegfest London about the similarities between us and our dogs on a plant-based diet in reducing inflammation and healing auto-immune conditions
I returned home emotionally drained, but also feeling so much more positive about the future of plant-based dog nutrition with the contacts that were made
Yet another paper providing evidence that a nutritionally sound plant-based diet WILL benefit our dogs
“Boston loved the tinned food and woofed it down in one go. It’s actually the best smelling dog food ever. Impressive stuff!”
Dr Arielle Griffiths is interviewed on live TV Channel 5 and shows Jeremy Vine how delicious vegan dog food is
How your dog can live as long as Bobi eating a wholefood balanced diet as oldest vegan dog lived until she was 25!
At this noisy time of fireworks, and at anytime, we advise on how to be the kindest pet owner that you can be!
Hi Arielle, Thank you so much for coming this evening, it was a fantastic talk! We’d love to have you back to do another talk! Many thanks VetSoc Surrey
A fascinating discovery by top Vet Oncologist Dr Clare Knottenbelt who put her own dog Jumble on a plant-based diet
We can all be just so proud of what we are doing, and together let’s be the ones to pioneer what Prof Knight has started