Vegedog™

FOR adult dogs

The domestic dog has undergone 10,000 to 30,000 years of adaptation since diverging from the wolf. In recent history, living in close proximity to humans, dogs lived on table scraps from people eating primarily plant foods, eating little or no meat. Our domesticated best friends have evolved with us and the changes are evident in dietary adaptation and lifestyle.

Domestic dogs have evolved multiple copies of the gene that makes amylase, a digestive enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates, as opposed to their wolf ancestors whose amylase activity in the pancreas is 28 times less active than dogs. Dogs can digest carbohydrates and use carbohydrates for their energy needs.

Dogs are physiologically omnivores, though classified in the order carnivore. Dogs can manufacture amino acids not found in plant foods from the amino acid building blocks that are. That said, it is prudent to properly supplement any home-prepared food, plant-based or meat-based. Adding taurine to the diet allows the building blocks of taurine to be utilized for other bodily processes and ensures your dog has enough taurine in their diet. Due to the high heat and processing that denatures the naturally occurring taurine in commercial, meat-based pet food, all food manufacturers add synthetic taurine to nutritionally complete animal companion food. The synthetic taurine your vegan dog will have supplemented in their diet is no different than the taurine used to supplement meat-based foods, though the taurine in Vegedog™ is human-grade. A number of other nutrients that Vegedog™ supplies are otherwise deficient in home-prepared plant- or meat-based diets, including: calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin B12, zinc, etc.

Back in 1986, knowing dogs’ nutrient requirements, the original Vegedog™ formulator created recipes that met a dog’s nutritional needs as close as possible, using natural foods without animal products. Much of what dogs required came from recipe ingredients, however, there were still important nutrients lacking. Those nutrients went into the Vegedog™ supplement. On the Vegedog™ diet, most nutrition is supplied by fresh whole foods obtained locally, but the gaps are filled in using the Vegedog™ supplement. Our recipes and the Vegedog™ supplement have been updated to meet the most up-to-date nutritional requirements set by the AAFCO in 2016.

Just add Vegedog™ to ordinary people food using our recipes as a guide and the vitamin and mineral content of the food is adjusted. Recipes can be adjusted if your dog needs to gain or lose weight or has a health condition that requires a modified diet. The new, 4th edition of Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats is a wonderful resource when special diets to address health conditions are required. Beyond using the Pitcairn’s recipes or other nutritionist approved recipes, we do not recommend making big changes to our recipes on your own without consulting an animal nutritionist to be sure the modifications are providing complete nutrition. Substituting grains for grains or legumes for legumes in the recipes is okay, as is adding a variety of fresh vegetables.

All Vegedog™ recipes contain food yeast (not to be confused with the kind that is used for baking) for B vitamins. Brewer’s yeast, nutritional yeast, or our high acid VegeYeast can be used in recipes. For optimum health, add lactose-free digestive enzymes to each meal. (Compassion Circle Enzymes are coming in late Summer 2021!)

Suggested Use: Vegedog™ is intended for use with Vegedog™ recipes. Recipe brochures ship with the product. You can also find the recipes in the (drop down) menu bar above. Please read the introductory portion of the recipe brochure thoroughly before preparing meals.

27oz & 53oz Vegedog™ Ingredients

Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, L-Methionine, Taurine, Sodium Selenite, d-alpha tocopherol acetate, Ferrous Fumarate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Ergocalciferol

Vegedog 300g (10.5oz)

10.5oz & 21oz Vegedog™ Ingredients

Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Dried Kelp, Taurine, d-alpha tocopherol acetate, Sodium Selenite, Ferrous Fumarate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Mixed Tocopherols, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Cholecalciferol, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 Supplement

27oz & 53oz Vegedog™ Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min): 8%, Crude Fat (min): 3%, Crude Fiber (max): 2%, Moisture (max): 5.5%, Methionine (min): 4.3%, Calcium (min): 22%, Phosphorus (min): 5%, Iron (min): 700 mg/kg, Copper (min): 50 mg/kg, Zinc (min): 1,710 mg/kg, Iodine (min): 45.5 mg/kg, Selenium (min): 10 mg/kg, Vitamin A (min): 200,000 IU/kg, Vitamin D2 (min): 22,000 IU/kg, Vitamin E (min): 3,130 IU/kg, Riboflavin (min): 160, Vitamin B12 (min): 1.6 mg/kg, Choline (min): 33,050 mg/kg, Taurine* (min): 3.395%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles

View the Guaranteed Analysis per 1 gram and the Daily Serving Size Chart.

Methionine: 43 mg, Calcium: 220 mg, Phosphorus: 50 mg, Iron: 0.7 mg, Copper: 0.05 mg, Zinc: 1.71 mg, Iodine: 0.0455 mg, Selenium: 0.01 mg, Vitamin A: 200 IU, Vitamin D2: 22 IU, Vitamin E: 3.13 IU, Riboflavin: 0.16, Vitamin B12: 0.0016 mg, Choline: 33 mg, Taurine: 33.95 mg

10.5oz & 21oz Vegedog™ Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min): 8%, Crude Fat (min): 3%, Crude Fiber (max): 2%, Moisture (max): 5.5%, Methionine (min): 7.5%, Calcium (min): 23.6%, Phosphorus (min): 5.35%, Iron (min): 740 mg/kg, Copper (min): 53.6 mg/kg, Zinc (min): 1,820 mg/kg, Iodine (min): 50 mg/kg, Selenium (min): 10.6 mg/kg, Vitamin A (min): 260,000 IU/kg, Vitamin D3 (min): 25,750 IU/kg, Vitamin E (min): 3,350 IU/kg, Riboflavin (min): 199 mg/kg, Vitamin B12 (min): 1.933 mg/kg, Choline (min): 44,500 mg/kg, Taurine* (min): 4.8%

View the Guaranteed Analysis per 1 gram and the Daily Serving Size Chart.

 Methionine: 75, Calcium: 236, Phosphorus: 53.5, Iron: 0.74 mg, Copper: 0.0536 mg, Zinc: 1.82 mg, Iodine: 0.05 mg, Selenium: 0.0106 mg, Vitamin A (min): 260 IU, Vitamin D3: 25.75 IU, Vitamin E: 3.35 IU, Riboflavin: 0.199 mg, Vitamin B12: 0.001933 mg, Choline: 44.5 mg, Taurine: 48 mg

Why are there two versions of Vegedog™ you ask..

We are now sold out of the older formula Vegedog™ packaged in HDPE plastic containers. The above information is provided because those supplements are still in use.

All Vegedog™ supplements available now are the newer formula. The formula changed slightly during our first production run of 2021. These early 2021 changes mostly derived from the European Union changing their approved ingredients. The newest formula Vegedog™ contains a vegan D3 rather than D2. The levels of some amino acids and nutrients are also slightly increased.

Both formulas meet and exceed AAFCO levels.

Golden with his Veggie Meal

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