Transitioning My Dog to a Vegan Diet: What to Expect

You're getting ready to order your first bag of vegan dog food and you're excited, but maybe a little nervous, to make the switch. Will the transition be difficult? Will your dog be missing any nutrients? We've broken it down in the simplest way possible so you can feel confident about your dog's new diet.

The food

As long as you choose a formula that is nutritionally complete and balanced, your pup will be getting all the nutrients they need in their diet. Look for a food that meets AAFCO guidelines, which ensures that the formula has been third-party tested for nutritional content.

Learn more about vegan dog nutrition here.

The transition

Transitioning your dog to a vegan food is just like transitioning to any other new food. A period of 5-10 days is generally a good transition period, starting with 1/3 new food to 2/3 old food and gradually increasing to 100% new food. Easy peasy!

Once your pup is fully transitioned, you should expect normal, healthy digestion.

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Ask the Vegan Vet 

V-dog has been serving up delicious kibble and treats since 2005 -- all 100% vegan! Our nutritionally complete kibble formula is AAFCO approved, veterinarian recommended, and free of fillers, byproducts, and common allergens. V-dog is the healthiest choice for your pup and for the planet!


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