Are vegetarian dog foods ok for dogs? What about vegan dog foods?

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Hi..i have been vegan for 2 years and a vegetarian before that. I have 2 beautiful pit-bulls that are vegan and love their food. I love my dogs and they are basically my kids living under my care and in my household this is the reason why i feed them a vegan diet. They also love fruits and vegetables more than anything. I haven’t had a problem with them at all and they are very healthy. Like it has been said: i won’t kill an animal to feed another animal. And, since i am a passionate animal activist it makes sense that i walk my talk right?
But are “vegan hot dogs” healthy or unnatural? Healthy, for sure. They contain no cholesterol and are lower in fat as well as calories.
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Here at v-dog, we see thousands of dogs of all lifestyles, sizes and ages thriving on a vegan diet. In addition to our where you can view happy v-dogs and their personal stories, we have compiled some important information to guide you in the decision of whether or not to feed your loving canine companion a healthy, balanced plant-based diet. For dogs, certainly vegetarian and vegan diets can be done, but they need to be done very, very carefully. There is a lot of room for error.
Photo provided by FlickrWe're listing the best vegan dog foods below, but for a little more information on feeding dogs a vegan or vegetarian diet, watch this video:
Photo provided by FlickrThis story or information does not prove your dog SHOULD be vegetarian or vegan. It does show that dogs CAN thrive on such a diet.
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On Tuesday, we heard the story of , whose medical problems disappeared after he started eating a 95% vegan diet. I asked my friend, the , who has been working in the pet nutrition field for 7 years, if she could write a post about vegan dogs, and what they need nutritionally. Here is what she wrote;Vegan diets for dogs can be a great option, not only for them but for their humans and the environment. People choose to follow a vegan diet for a variety of reasons, including ethical, environmental and health benefits. Many vegan pet parents wish to feed their pets the same type and quality of food that they feed themselves.Keep in mind that dogs have a significantly higher daily protein requirement than humans, good vegan protein sources for your doggie are beans, peas, lentils, soy and tofu. Your dog's diet should be about 20-30% protein and 10-14% fat in dry matter (kibble)-when all water is taken out of food. Otherwise 30-60% protein if you include carbs, or about 80% protein on carb-free diet. Your dog needs fat in his diet. About 1/2 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight daily - you can choose either flaxseed oil, ground flaxseeds, sunflower oil, olive oil, avocados, almonds, or seeds.For dogs with sensitivities to animal proteins, a vegan diet may be a solution. A vegan diet can also be used as a rotational diet for pet parents who want to offer their dog a diet that includes meat, but want to use a plant-based, sustainable diet for their pet once in a while.And let's not forget about your dog's teeth! Chew toys and chew treats are a great way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dehydrated sweet potato jerky makes an excellent and tasty chew that even dogs with sensitive bellies can safely enjoy. Large raw carrots, kale stems or broccoli stalks can act as a fun vegan "bone".The advantages of vegan dog food are tremendous. It’s not only healthy, but anti-inflammatory and joint-friendly (the latter being especially important for older dogs). Vegan dogs also smell rather neutral and when their nutrition is done right, they are never gassy.