V-dog contains wheat, barley, maize, textured vegetable (soya) protein, high protein soya, soya oil and minerals. It is fine and your dog will receive all its amino acids from this food, but no mention is made of non-GMO and all the ingredients would be chosen to make more of a profit from the food (as all the ingredients are relatively cheap to purchase) rather than with your dog’s health in mind. It also has added preservatives and antioxidants as shown in the ingredient list below.
There are no extra legume-based foods or high quality ‘superfoods’ , but it seems to be a popular source of feeding your dog a plant-based diet. It would not suit dogs with any form of food intolerance or food allergies however as it does contain high amounts of wheat and soy (2 of the 5 top allergens in dogs).
V-Dog has been around since 1980 (it was originally called Happidog) and is a very popular brand, but we do not recommend it as it contains Vit D3 in the form Calcitriol Glycoside instead of the more natural lichen or algae or yeast-based Vit D3 as found in Hownd, Greta, Solo-Vegetal and Green Crunch. Calcitriol Glycoside is so toxic that when the powder is added to the food prior to extruding the biscuits (cooking at a very high temperature); the staff have to wear gas masks to avoid inhaling it. For this reason, we are not happy with this addition to our dog’s food and prefer better options of feeding plant-based.
Wheat, Maize, Soya, Wheatfeed, Maize Gluten Meal, Sugar Beet Pulp, Sunflower Oil, Rice, Pasta, Yeast, Minerals, Linseed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Organic Rosemary, Organic Parsley, Yucca Extracts.
Crude Protein 20.0%, Fat Content 8.0%, Crude Fibre 4.0%, Inorganic Matter 8.0%, Calcium 1.0%, Phosphorus 0.8%
Nutritional Additives per Kg:
Vitamin A 18,000mg, Calcitriol Glycoside 1,800 IU, Vitamin E 86.8mg, Vitamin B1 2.8mg, Vitamin B2 5.6mg, Vitamin B6 2.6mg, Vitamin B12, 28mcg, Vitamin B3 Niacin 28mg, Vitamin B5 Panothenic Acid 21mg, Folic Acid 1.4mg. Trace Elements: Calcium Iodate Anhydrous 2.2mg (Iodine 1.4mg), Sodium Selenite 4.7mg (Selenium 0.21mg), Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate 83mg (Copper 21mg), Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate 232mg (Iron 69.5mg), Manganous Oxide 202mg (Manganese 125mg), Zinc Oxide 397mg (Zinc 289mg),Taurine 195mg, L-Carnitine 100mg. Additives per Kg: Antioxidants, Preservatives.