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Evidence for health benefits of vegan dog food

17 Nov 2022
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Evidence for health benefits of vegan dog food

There has been a surge in feeding plant-based foods to pets and advocates extol the health benefits of this practice without providing scientific evidence to support their claims.

In this presentation I shall review the scientific evidence for health benefits and risks associated with feeding vegan food to dogs, and present some new evidence of gastrointestinal, dermatological and other benefits from switching dogs to a vegan food.

  • 1.Understand published evidence for health risks of vegan foods
  • 2.Understand published evidence for health benefits of feeding vegan foods
  • 3.Understand why dogs which are classified as carnivores are nutritionally omnivores and can utilise plant-based foods