Most veterinarians would not recommend this route, says Dr. Simon. Dogs are omnivores and can consume meat and plants.
They like meat and need a lot of protein, especially while growing or active.
If you want your dog to be vegan or vegetarian, talk to your vet about feeding him a balanced, high-protein diet.
Since proteins vary, choosing the proper meal composition is crucial. Eggs, with their full proteins, are beneficial for dogs.
Many plant proteins are incomplete and difficult for dogs to digest. Plant-based diets are lower in fat than meat-based ones.
A few pet food manufacturers sell pre-packaged vegan kibble and canned wet dog food, making it easier to buy than DIY.
One serving (1/2 cup chopped) of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, or kale will trim and improve your health.