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Feeding a new puppy is a minefield and you will receive advice from friends, family, your vet, what you read online and your local petshop, but ultimately you are in control of what you choose to feed your new puppy. We offer something completely unique for you – a tailormade diet for your puppy’s size, age, weight, future growth and preferences. It is all worked out through the partnership of UK based vet Arielle teaming with Dr Lisa Walther – one of Germany’s top vet nutritionists. I send her the information about your puppy, and she sends me the recipe and exact quantities to feed either homemade or premium dry food. I then translate it for you and we stock all the delicious foods and supplements needed to get you started on a healthy sustainable plant-based future for your puppy!

ONLY THE BEST FOR YOUR PUPPY WHERE YOU ARE IN FULL CONTROL

 

“Peaches just loves her homemade food and it is great to know it has all the nutrients she needs to grow and be healthy. Your recipes have enabled me to feed her a plant-based diet that doesn’t require any other animals to suffer and that minimises the impact on the environment.
Thank you for all your help and support”

Max, Penarth

Peaches Owner

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FEEDING YOUR PUPPY PLANT-BASED

heart We all love our new puppies and only want the best for them and these diets are what we as vets would feed our own puppies. Hopefully these FAQ’s answer all the questions you may have but please let us know if you need any further reassurance by e-mailing Arielle at veganvet@vegan-dogfood.co.uk, or alternately, book a free teleconsult to allow you to make the right important decision for your puppy.

Are the tailormade puppy diets only homemade or is there a dry food?

heart We admire any owner dedicated enough to homecook only for their new puppy. It is possible with our tailormade recipes and we offer you the choice of either homecooking with fresh natural ingredients that you choose so you are completely in control; or you have the convenience of a premium dry food Greta with some extra added nutrients to keep it simple and manageable…..and we know that your puppy will love all the foods that we offer! (Please note that Greta is a premium dry food balanced for adult dogs and can only be fed with the supplements we recommend to make it balanced for your puppy)

All in VeluxeOur homemade recipe is tailormade to you and your puppies’ preferences using wholesome ingredients such as lentils, oats, fresh green vegetables, vibrant orange vegetables, and each recipe recommends the addition of rice protein powder to ensure adequate amounts of protein for your growing puppy. Where a plant-based diet lacks certain nutrients such as Zinc, Taurine, l-Carnitine, Vit D3, and Calcium; these are added in the form of the All-In-Veluxe supplement from VegDog that we send you with the tailormade recipe for your puppy.

We also include additional supplements in your package that your growing puppy needs such as extra Calcium and Phosphorus (in the perfect ratio of 1.3:1) as well as just the right amounts of Copper and Zinc supplement in a combined tablet. Leave it all up to our specialist vet nutritionist to get it just right for your puppy and up to us to supply the delicious recipes and post you the products to get started.

The diet made using the VegDog All-In-Veluxe supplement is 100% hypoallergenic – no corn, wheat or soya and we include the supplements needed for your puppy to get you started.

Greta dog foodOur second option is to purchase the dry food puppy package made using the adult complete dog food Greta with added supplements to ensure that your puppy gets everything they need. Dr Lisa Walther has chosen Germany’s premium dry adult food Greta, as she knows the full nutrient value of the food and it is soya free, wheat free and corn free, so a perfect start for any puppy with none of the top allergens found in dog food.

We will send you a free bag of Greta adult food PLUS the extra supplements needed when you register your puppy.

Why can we not just feed Benevo puppy?

heart When I first began promoting plant-based dog food, I had so many owners ask about what to feed their puppy and if Benevo puppy (the only plant-based puppy food available in the UK) was adequate as their puppies liked it.

benevo cat and dog tinsI did not have the answer, so I asked Dr Lisa to run the nutrients through her food analyser. She replied saying that Benevo kept the full breakdown of the amino acid component of the food hidden. They also offer just one food for all sizes of puppies at any growth stage which is also a concern as different sized puppies have such different nutritional needs; but the one aspect that made us both very wary of the full nutritional value of their puppy food; was that as a company, they offer a tinned food aimed at both dogs and cats.

You do not need to be a nutritionist to know that both these species have completely different nutrient requirements and this is why I have teamed up with Dr Lisa to produce a fully balanced and tailormade diet for puppies in the UK to offer them the very best as we felt that Benevo although adequate, just did not offer the best for your puppy.

Greta dog foodAs Dr Lisa Walther knows the full nutrient value of the Greta, it is her first choice to give puppies the best start – and it is VERY tasty.

It is SOYA FREE | CORN FREE | WHEAT FREE so is 100% hypoallergenic for sensitive puppies. Its protein source comes from easily digestible organic rice combined with potatoes, as well as pea protein, lentils, sunflower seeds and flax seeds.  The delicious flavour comes from carrots, beetroot and the herb lovage.

It is highly digestible as it has the addition of a herb called savory (that helps diminish the side effects of lentils and gives the food a smell reminiscent of oregano), as well as papaya leaves and fructooligosaccharides to act as essential prebiotics. The algae Schizochytrium limacinum provides omega 3 fatty acids (DHA).

With L-carnitine and Taurine as well as essential vitamins like B12, plant-based D3 and minerals, Greta is a complete and balanced adult dog food. It is ideal to start your puppy on this high quality dry food along with the added supplements specific for your puppy  that we will send you that are needed for your growing puppy.

How much does it cost?

heartThe cost is £150 all inclusive for either the homemade diet tailormade to your puppy and this includes the recipe to feed specific to your puppy as well as 500g of the All-In-Veluxe supplement to get you started as well as the other supplements required. The cost is also £150 if you choose to feed the Greta dry biscuits with again a tailormade recipe where we send you your first bag of Greta dry food plus all the supplements needed except for rice protein powder. If you choose the full puppy package with both homemade and dry food, the cost is £210.

Both diets are carefully formulated by a veterinary nutritionist and you then receive advice and help from Arielle our UK based vet. We keep growth charts of your puppy to ensure adequate growth stages with the diets, and there are follow-on costs of £45 every 3 months to update the recipes needed for your puppy as they grow through the various stages. These follow-on costs every 3 months  are for the recipes only and do not include food or supplements as sent in the first package.

Will my new puppy get everything they need from a plant-based diet?

heart Absolutely! Puppies need completely different levels of nutrients initially for adequate growth. Between 2 and 12 weeks, they lose the natural immunity from their mother’s milk, but their own immunity is not fully developed. They need adequate levels of natural immunity boosters at this stage such as Vit B and E, as well as Omega 3’s for brain and skin development.

As they grow, puppies need the right nutritional balance of calcium and phosphorus in their diet (1.3:1). Puppies bodies cannot regulate how much calcium they take in – and so when they are under six months old, they cannot protect themselves against excessive intake. Too much calcium can be as detrimental to their development as too little, so the amounts measured by our nutritionist are just right for your puppy to prevent any bone deformities.

Their diet is much higher in protein compared to an adult diet, but this is not a concern in a plant-based diet as rice protein (80% protein) is added to the Greta dry food  to ensure adequate levels of protein for your puppy.

Puppies have a greater nutritional need for Copper, Zinc, Calcium and Phosphorus and we supply all of these in just the right quantities for your puppy.

What about Omega 3's?

heartWe advise using Algae oil capsules that are the purest form of Omega 3’s. If given to your puppy separate from the meal, they offer the best absorption if given separate to the Omega 6’s that are found in the Greta food or homemade diet (added as either borage oil, linseed oil, or sunflower oil for the high linoleic acid content that dogs require).  Omega 3’s are important for brain development as well as fur and skin growth and the Algae capsules that we recommend with their ocean ‘umami’ flavour and smell, are very palatable to puppies.

Book a FREE TELECONSULT with Dr Arielle Griffiths at a time that suits you before making any decisions for your puppy
How long do we wait for the recipe to arrive when we place an order?

heart We send the details off to Dr Lisa Walther as soon as we receive your completed form. She takes approximately a week to send it back to us and it takes us a few days to translate the diet for you from german and e-mail it to you in the correct format. We use DPD delivery to post the food and supplements to you that you will need as they are a carbon neutral delivery service and the most sustainable local delivery service.

TELL US ALL ABOUT YOUR PUPPY AND PURCHASE THEIR TAILORMADE RECIPES TODAY

REVIEWS

“I have not been happy with the current vegan puppy options available especially with Jake being such an active pup. We started him on the Just Be Kind puppy package and he loves the Greta dry food and by adding the supplements in the soya yoghurt according to his weight, I know that he is getting everything he needs to support his growth.

Thanks to all of your support we have a very happy and healthy boy eating food he loves!”

Nick, Skegness

Jake's Owner

“A big concern in getting a puppy was the impact of her food on animals and the environment so I’m so very happy to have found you.”

Claire, Belfast

Oakley's Owner

READ MORE ABOUT THE FOOD AND SUPPLEMENTS WE SEND YOU

VEGDOG All-In-Veluxe supplement 500g tub
500g ALL-IN-VELUXE VEGDOG SUPPLEMENT
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ALL-IN VELUXE mineral powder contains all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids that are essential for dogs fed a purely plant-based diet. This ensures that the homemade recipes that we provide are fully balanced with all the important Vitamins B and D as well as Calcium, Zinc and the required amino acids that may be lacking in a plant-based diet.

VEGDOG is free from artificial additives, colourants and preservatives

Composition
Calcium carbonate, autolysed yeast, monocalcium phosphate, sodium chloride

We send you the exact quantities of this valuable supplement to add to your puppy’s homemade diet. 

Greta vegan premium dog food
GRETA PREMIUM DRY ADULT FOOD
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Greta complete premium dry food is developed by veterinary specialists at Vegan4Dogs to meet the requirements of an adult dog. It is SOYA FREE | CORN FREE | WHEAT FREE so is 100% hypoallergenic for sensitive puppies. Its protein source comes from easily digestible organic rice combined with potatoes, as well as pea protein, lentils, sunflower seeds and flax seeds.  The delicious flavour comes from carrots, beetroot and the herb lovage.

It is highly digestible as it has the addition of a herb called savory (that helps diminish the side effects of lentils and gives the food a smell reminiscent of oregano), as well as papaya leaves and fructooligosaccharides to act as essential prebiotics. The algae Schizochytrium limacinum provides omega 3 fatty acids (DHA).

With L-carnitine and taurine as well as essential vitamins like B12, plant-based D3, and minerals Greta is a complete and balanced food. It is ideal to start your puppy on this high quality dry food along with the added supplements that we will send you that are needed for a growing puppy.

puppy supplements
ALL THE SUPPLEMENTS YOU NEED
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We do not want you to feel overwhelmed and worried that you are not giving the exact quantity of supplement that we recommend, so we send you everything you need except for the rice protein powder that you can purchase from Buy Wholefoods Online.

We send you the exact requirements of Zinc and Copper tablets, calcium powder and Dicalcium phosphate powder needed with the exact quantitiess you need to give as your puppy grows. These are mixed with soya or coconut yoghurt daily if feeding the Greta dry food diet to make it 100% balanced for your puppy (and very delicious) !

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