'They believe it's healthier' Expert warning as dogs' VEGAN diets on the rise

'They believe it's healthier' Expert warning as dogs' VEGAN diets on the rise

Some pet owners take their dogs with them in the transition, and start feeding them meat-free food or other plant-based alternatives, according to an animal nutritionist and behaviourist expert.

What’s wrong with orange juice on cereal?

What’s wrong with orange juice on cereal?

What other weird, shameful food habits are out there?As a vegan, I too have struggled with the environmental and animal-welfare impact of feeding my two dogs a traditional meat-based diet.

‘People say they want me arrested’: the owners putting their pets on vegan diets

‘People say they want me arrested’: the owners putting their pets on vegan diets

“I think it’s important to recognise that while dogs theoretically can eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, cats are obligate carnivores, and we really do not recommend feeding them this because of the very serious health concerns that can result,” says Shotton.

Vegan dogs may be healthier than those munching on meat

Vegan dogs may be healthier than those munching on meat

While this could be a sign of better health, prior research has indicated owners of dogs on raw meat diets are less likely to take their pet to a vet.

Dogs benefit from nutritionally complete vegan diet more than conventional diet, study suggests

Dogs benefit from nutritionally complete vegan diet more than conventional diet, study suggests

The study, published in the journal Plos One, found that nearly a fifth (17 per cent) of dogs on conventional diets had four or more visits to the vet over the period of one year, compared to nine per cent of vegan dogs and eight per cent of those on raw meat diets.

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs, study suggests

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs, study suggests

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs than conventional meat-based diets, according to the largest study to date, as long as they are nutritionally complete.

Yes, your dog can go vegan – but cats are natural born killers

Yes, your dog can go vegan – but cats are natural born killers

While a cat’s physical anatomy can adapt (cats are able to consume, digest and absorb plant-based food), a cat’s energy-creating metabolic processes cannot: felines need specific groups of nutrients that are commonly found only in meat.

Fitness goals of pets: Pet parents and their fur babies are syncing #FitnessGoals now

Fitness goals of pets: Pet parents and their fur babies are syncing #FitnessGoals now

There should be a balance between the ratio of fat, protein and carbohydrates.” He also adds that a vegan diet may not be fit for dogs or cats.

Plant-based homeware, beauty, and snacks to invest in for Veganuary

Plant-based homeware, beauty, and snacks to invest in for Veganuary

From eco-friendly duvets to 100% plant-based pet food, here are some of the best vegan products for your home.Lip serviceHere’s something to smile about: vegan-friendly, conditioning lip balms packed with natural ingredients such as shea butter, Vitamin E and peppermint oil.

Vegan pet food as healthy for cats and dogs as meat, says veterinary professor

Vegan pet food as healthy for cats and dogs as meat, says veterinary professor

Andrew Knight, a veterinary professor at the University of Winchester, said his research showed that cats and dogs had as good, or better, health outcomes on plant-based diets as they did when fed on meat pet foods, provided these were carefully formulated with additional synthetic nutrients.

Has the latest status symbol become a vegan dog?

Has the latest status symbol become a vegan dog?

While a private jet might once have been the ultimate status symbol, travelling lavishly has turned into a liability for celebrities who want to be taken seriously.Hamilton announced last year that his dog, Roscoe, is also following a vegan diet.

Strong arguments for giving up meat for good

Strong arguments for giving up meat for good

Thank you for debunking so many ludicrous yet oft-repeated myths surrounding vegetarianism and veganism (Why you should go animal-free: 18 arguments for eating meat debunked , 19 June).

Woman who makes her dog vegan meals says everyone should do the same

Woman who makes her dog vegan meals says everyone should do the same

The student, from Munich, Germany, prepares all of Ella’s meals from scratch, cooking up dishes including chickpea wholewheat pasta with coconut oil, lentils with sweet potato and flax seeds, and fruit smoothies.

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Jack russell crosses Paddy and Fig tried out some vegetarian and insect-based dog food and a more traditional meat-based gravy bone.

Vegan explains why she’s switched her dog to a plant-based diet too

Vegan explains why she’s switched her dog to a plant-based diet too

Sarah soon transitioned her dog Brioche onto a plant-based diet (Picture: Sarah E Brioche/ Facebook)Sarah wasn’t aware that dogs could live on vegan foods but began researching when she decided to give up meat and dairy products herself.

Why Would You Feed a Vegan Diet for Dogs?

Why Would You Feed a Vegan Diet for Dogs?

With the current popularity of plant-based diets, it’s no surprise that many pet parents consider switching to a vegan diet for dogs.

Just because you're vegan, it doesn't mean your dog should be

Just because you're vegan, it doesn't mean your dog should be

Only recently, it was shown that the gut microbiome of dogs is quite different to that of wolves, with more evidence of bacteria that can break down carbohydrates and to some degree produce amino acids normally sourced from meat.

Rising veganism in the west has a downside | Letters

Rising veganism in the west has a downside | Letters

If vegans reach a big enough majority, the thinking behind eating plants directly rather than eating what eats them might lead to keeping the animals that cats and dogs eat.

Blogger who put pet fox on vegan diet criticised after worrying Instagram post

Blogger who put pet fox on vegan diet criticised after worrying Instagram post

A Youtuber has been criticised for feeding her pet fennec fox a vegan diet after photos of the animal looking worryingly thin were shared online.