Many of us are conflicted ethically 🤔 when it comes to our pets' diets, but want to ensure that switching to plantbased 🌱won't jeopardize their health👏.
NUTRIENTS VS. INGREDIENTS
Not all diets are created equal, so what exactly should we be looking for in our dogs' diets🐕? "Dogs are biologically omnivorous but can thrive on a balanced plant-based diet," says Dr Armaiti May, DVM. "Animals do have requirements for nutrients, but not necessarily ingredients." She recommends choosing an AAFCO-approved food to ensure that nutrient guidelines are met. These foods are third-party tested for nutritional content to confirm that formulation is complete and balanced👏. Many plantbaseddogfoods on the market are AAFCO approved.
This means that nutrients dogs often obtain from animal products, such as protein 💪, taurine, l-carnitine, and vitamin B12, are available from plant-based sources and need not be provided in the form of meat 🍖 . Vegan dog foods 🥕🍠🥔that are AAFCO tested are up against the same nutrient regulations as meat-based foods.
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