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Seaweed

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Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« Reply #1 on: Feb 20, 2020, 09:35 »
Vegan vet, Just Be Kind homemade vegan dog food....early days! https://vegan-dogfood.co.uk/

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Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« Reply #2 on: Jun 27, 2020, 10:21 »
VEGDOG Green Crunch is now available from Just be Kind. https://vegan-dogfood.co.uk/green-crunch-now-in-the-uk/

Ingredients
28% Lentils, 27.9% Peas, 15.10% Sweet Potatoes, Pea Protein, 0.1% Algae Oil, Pumpkin, Sunflower Oil, Carob Bean, Mineral Nutrients Taurine, Vit D3 and L-carnitine, Rapeseed Oil, Carrots, Brewers Yeast and Yeast Extract, Monocalcium Phosphate, 0.1% Blueberries

VEGDOG GREEN CRUNCH is not suitable for puppies and lactating bitches, as they have greater energy and nutrient requirements

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Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« Reply #3 on: Jun 29, 2020, 15:28 »
I guess my main problem with vegan dog food is that like all other processed dog foods it has to have nutrients added. Does it require more nutrients to be added to feed an animal that is a carnivore with adaptations that allow nutrients to be supplemented with plants and fish? If so is it really better than feeding other less processed foods which may contain meat and fish?

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Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« Reply #4 on: Jun 29, 2020, 19:59 »
I am still not convinced that a vegan diet is suitable for dogs. It is still a bit of an unknown.  Many have argued that it is not suitable for humans as B12 has to be taken as a supplement or added to food. In reality, lots of people who aren't vegan lack this vitamin and others and lots of processed foods have them added.  Whereas there is lots of evidence to suggest humans can do very well on a vegan diet, there just isn't that kind of data for dogs for me to be happy to omit meat at this time. Whatever you feed, you have to feel comfortable with it.

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Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« Reply #5 on: Jun 29, 2020, 20:37 »
The other problem in my opinion is dog food manufacturers. They are notorious for adding too much of a vitamin or mineral on occasions, if they don’t add the right amount of the amino acids back in then I would take a guess it would have wider repercussions on dogs mental and physical development.

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Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 15:53 »
I too would be reluctant to feed a vegan diet to a dog. That particular recipe has an awful lot of legumes  (nearly 50%),  presumably to provide protein. As the owner of a dog who is very likely intolerant of them it would be a definite no.
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