While dogs can digest plants, however, their bodies require more protein. For this reason, transitioning a dog to a vegan diet can deprive them of collagen, elastin, and keratin proteins that are essential for a dog’s skin, muscles, and joints.
Is it healthy to make your dog go vegan?
Most dogs can do quite well on a carefully designed vegan diet that meets all of their nutritional needs. As a veterinary nutritionist, I use meat-free diets quite a bit to help manage various health concerns.
Is it legal to force a dog to be vegan?
“It is theoretically possible to feed a dog a vegetarian diet, but it’s much easier to get it wrong than to get it right,” she says. “You would have to do it under the supervision of a veterinary-trained nutritionist.” But there are certainly some who are rising to the meat-free dog food challenge.
Was the oldest dog vegan?
Meet Bramble! Bramble was the oldest living dog and lived a vegan diet! Her diet consisted of rice, lentils & organic vegetables!