23 Jul '11, 12am

Good Nutrition for Healthy Vegan Dogs

Good Nutrition for Healthy Vegan Dogs

Many people are surprised to learn that not only can dogs enjoy vibrant health on a vegan diet, but just like people , their physical condition can actually improve as a result of eliminating animal foods. By genus, dogs are classified as carnivorous, but metabolically, they are actually omnivorous. This means that their nutritional requirements can be adequately met with a plant-based diet, as they can source or synthesize all the nutrients they require from plant foods with supplementation. Skeptical? Check out the story of Bramble , a vegan dog who lived to the age of 28 – making her one of the world’s longest-living dogs. Still not sure? Consider this story from CNN, where six veterinarians agreed that the nutritional requirements of dogs can be adequately met with a vegan diet. “The important thing is that you use a diet that has been shown to be nutritionally adequat...

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