With a name like Veggie Dog, you would expect that it is a vegan dog food. Just like Yarrah dog food, at first glance it looks very nutritionally complete with many of the ‘superfoods’ in its ingredient list like algae, fruit and herbs and its base is potato, but Veggiedog is not a vegan dog food due to it containing its Vit D3 from sheep’s wool (lanolin).
Our vegan vet Arielle met the owner of Veggie Dog – Klaus Wagner at a Petcare Convention in London in February 2020. He is a passionate supporter of sustainable pet foods and although he does also have a chicken based dog food, his entire company is ethical and worth supporting.
Veggiedog is ideal for vegetarian dogs with an intolerance to rice as it is one of the plant-based foods that is balanced but has no rice as one of its ingredients; they use potatoes as a protein source instead. Veggiedog is very reasonably priced, but it has a low protein content at 20% without the added extra amino acids mentioned such as Taurine or Methionine.
Dried potato 41.0 %; pea flour, 14.0 %; potato protein; sunflower oil; partially hydrolysed yeast; minerals; beet fibre; apple fibre 3.0 %; hydrolysed vegetable protein; grounded chicory root (natural source of inulin); herbs, fruits 0.1 %; dried algae 0.05 %.
Crude Protein 20.0%, Fat Content 12.0%, Crude Fibre 2.5%, Ash 6.8%, Calcium 0.85%, Phosphorus 0.65%
Antioxydants: tocopherol extracts of natural origin, iron (ferrous (II) sulfate, monohydrate), zinc (zinc chelate of glycine, hydrate), manganese (manganese-(II)-oxide), copper (cupric chelate of glycine, hydrate), iodine (calcium iodate), selenium (sodium selenite)