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How to Make the Best Vegan Dog Food

(Part 1 of 2 on healthy vegan diets for dogs. Part 2)

The dog’s vegetarian diet should only contain real food, preferably organic, and not junk food.

There are 3 ways to feed your dog:

  • 100% homemade
  • the 50/50 homemade and cans/kibbles
  • the 100 % cans and kibbles

The ideal is 100% homemade food, which brings out the best in your dog.

Obviously these options have different financial and time costs. But before we talk about meals, let’s look at the 4 important notions of a dog’s vegetarian diet:

  • Quality
  • Daily rations
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Foods to avoid

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Quality

Prefer organic plant foods. If you buy kibbles or cans, make sure they contain authentic foods.

Do not prepare your dog’s weekly meals in advance. Dogs, like humans, should eat food that is fresh and prepared the same day.

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Daily Rations

The amount of food to be fed naturally depends on the dog’s size, weight, age, metabolism and activity. It is important to consider the meals served and not the dry food.

Daily rations must be balanced and cover the dog’s nutritional needs (protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and other micro-nutrients).

The Nutritional Needs of the Dog

A dog’s nutritional needs are not the same as ours, but they are not that different.

This article continues with detailed nutrition info discussing proteins, fats, sugars, and ingredients to avoid. Check out  “What are my Dog’s Nutritional Needs?” to learn more about giving your dog the healthiest vegan diet.

To learn more about how to help your dog thrive on a vegan diet, including precise recipe and ingredients for various sizes of dog, please visit our free library full of topics like these and covering a wide range of topics written by Holistic Natural Health Experts.

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