Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Vegetarian Recipe Adult Dog Food
AvoDerm Natural Vegetarian dry dog food receives the Advisor’s second-lowest rating of two stars.
Additionally, if you plan to breed your dog, a vegetarian or vegan diet is a —so plan ahead. If you do decide an alternative diet is the choice for your pooch, make sure you’re purchasing food with nutritional levels blessed by the American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). And, of course, a well-intentioned vegetarian or vegan diet gets you nowhere if your dog won’t eat it (or enough of it) and winds up suffering from a lack of essential nutrients—the key, again, is close monitoring and regular check-ups.
I have a lab mix that’s happy and healthy 10 years on veg kibble, no health problems whatsoever. The oldest living dog ever recorded also vegetarian. Ignore the hype, dogs are carnivorous in the wild, but are actually opportunistic omnivores domesticated..they will eat and enjoy practically anything. There is no magical ingredient in meat they “need”. Unlike cats, which do. Even cats, true carnivores- can live long and healthy lives with supplemented vegan diets. Fact. The highly processed meat byproducts in commercial pet food (even the expensive stuff) are garbage. 2 happy health vegan dogs, and a cat that eats supplemented vegan kibble and fresh organic human grade fish and poultry are proof enough for me. Check out evolution pet food for much better products than avoderm.
Natural Balance Vegetarian Dry Dog Food Formula
Natural Balance Vegetarian is by design a meatless dog food.
Nevertheless, vegetarian and vegan commercial foods can be useful where an allergic dog can not tolerate common sources of animal protein or fat, since the owner can add specific canned or fresh meat types and has control over the amount added.Can dogs live healthy and active lives on a vegetarian or vegan diet? Yes! In fact, dogs can thrive on a vegetarian, or vegan diet, regardless of age, breed, or being genetically predisposed to any particular ailments. The fact is that it's 100% safe for ANY dog to subsist on an exclusively vegetarian or vegan diet, provided you follow the guidelines, as illustrated in this book . We have fed numerous dogs a completely vegetarian (vegan) diet for over 20 years now. All of our dogs have thrived and showed no evidence of malnutrition . In most cases, the dogs lived well beyond their normal life expectancy! Furthermore, numerous studies cited throughout this book give support to this practice. There is no scientifically known reason why dogs cannot live full, healthy lives on an exclusively vegetarian diet or vegan diet. Some suggest more widespread benefits from a vegetarian diet: " Dogs would benefit in health and temperament worldwide... Such a diet would also greatly reduce the risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, and other common diseases and disorders. "--Michael W. Fox, D.V.M. Changes in temperament can be correlated with the increase of norepinephrine. Dr. Judith J. Wurtman of MIT notes: "Carbohydrate foods are relaxing, reducing stress and anxiety...Lean meat, in contrast, is one of the foods that stimulates brain chemicals such as dopamine and norepinephrine, which have log been linked to the fright, flight, or fight reactions..."