Can my dog be vegan?

Yes, the answer is yes! I was raised in a vegetarian household and chose to become vegan four years ago.  And my two rescue dogs Lady and Ricky joined me on this journey when I came across V-Dog. Leading up to this find, I honestly had no idea a vegan diet was an option for my four-legged companions. Then, it all clicked. I loved animals; I rescued animals; I refused to eat animals for my beliefs, health, and the environment; but how come I was feeding animals to my animals? It just did not make sense. I often get questioned about my vegan lifestyle, and of course those questions continue with my dogs. Luckily, I came across some fantastic research to support this decision and the rest is history. It takes time and effort to make changes, but every choice you make to live a better life for all animals, is a step in the right direction.

Here are some important informational links to consider:

1. Veterinarian Dr. Armaiti May and the benefits of vegan diets for dogs – watch video. (To learn more about or contact Dr. May, please visit her website)

2. Veterinarian Dr. Knight, “Vegetarian Canine Diets” (science/research)

3. CNN article: “Vegan Diet for Dogs: A Question of Thriving Versus Surviving

4. University of California, Davis research study determines dogs are omnivores: “Genome study pinpoints changes that turned wolves into humanity’s best friend

5. “Unlike obligate carnivores, such as the cat family with its shorter small intestine, dogs can adapt to a wide-ranging diet, and are not dependent on meat-specific protein nor a very high level of protein in order to fulfill their basic dietary requirements.”

6. Vegetarian Diets Can be Healthy for Dogs

7. The Simple Little Vegan Dog Book

8. Research Confirms Carcinogens in Commercial Pet Foods

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