A question that many people ask today is ‘can my dog eat vegetarian food? The answer is simple but there are many different opinions on the subject. We’ll sort it out.
The dog is basically a subspecies of the wolf, a carnivore. Over the years, the dog has been domesticated by man and become an omnivore, i.e. an evolution has taken place.
Although the majority of dog foods contain meat, dogs can actually get protein and nutrition from vegetables as well.
However, it is not recommended to feed only a vegetable diet just as it is not recommended to feed only meat.
The correct term for someone who eats animal products but not meat is lacto-ovo-vegetarian. Lacto-ovo-vegetarian is commonly referred to as vegetarian.
A vegan diet is completely free of eggs, dairy products, honey and gelatine – all products that come from animals – not just the meat itself.
We have a range of super premium feeds, Veggie is one of them and is also the first lacto-ovo vegetarian complete feed in our range.
Instead of using animal products where taurine is naturally present, we have chosen to use eggs, cottage cheese and added taurine (read more about taurine here).
If protein comes from meat or eggs, it does not negatively affect the dog’s ability to absorb proteins or nutrients, on the contrary! Dogs tend to break down egg protein better than meat protein.
Together with vegetables, fiber and vitamins, Veggie forms a nutritious and balanced complete food.
This means that the dog can live on this diet, according to all the rules of nutrition.
Perfect for those who want to carbon offset their food occasionally or especially for dogs with sensitive stomachs or food allergies.
So Veggie works as a complete food, but you can of course add it as a supplement to meat or other types of food.
Using Veggie as a supplement ensures that your dog gets all the vitamins and minerals it needs.
You can read more about Veggie
Join our “vegnesday” concept and start giving your four-legged friend a little more fruit and vegetables every Wednesday, if not Veggie, then serve some extra vegetables with the meal.
Here are 3 healthy vegetables your dog can benefit from:
Carrots are both high in beta-carotene and good chewing resistance for the teeth.
2. sweet potatoes
High in fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, B6 and C. Cut into slices and cook or dry in the oven before giving to your dog.
Pumpkin is rich in fiber, beta-carotene and vitamin A. Peel the pumpkin and remove the seeds before feeding it to your dog.