New Study Assesses Amino Acid Levels in Vegan Dogs

A recent study out of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine investigated whether differences in amino acid concentrations and left ventricular echocardiographic findings occur in dogs who are transitioned from a traditional meat-based diet to a plant-based diet (v-dog kibble). 

Below is the peer-reviewed abstract from cardiologist Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh. This abstract is related to the initial data from the study. The full study from Ross University is slotted to be published soon. Please email if you would like to be notified about scientific studies on v-dog and plant-based diets for dogs. 

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