Many people who follow a vegan lifestyle come to a point where they stop and think, “What about my dog? Is his diet as healthy, sustainable and compassionate as possible?” Unfortunately, the dog food market is dominated by big corporations who advertise on television and falsely insinuate that dogs are carnivores and need to consume meat. According to the latest science, dogs are omnivores just like us humans and can thrive on a well-balanced, plant-based diet.
In 2005, David Middlesworth, a recent “retiree,” decided to dedicate his golden years to helping change the trend of feeding farmed animals to companion animals. “The research has substantiated what we all felt on a gut level and have seen in practice,” says David, V-dog’s CEO. “What we do not have to date are longevity research studies, though we do have a lot of anecdotal information that dogs on a plant-based diet live longer. In my own family, for example, we had a Lab who lived to fifteen when all his siblings died four or five years before he did. He was the only pup from the litter who was raised vegan. We’ve heard a lot of stories like that.”
9 years in, V-dog, the world’s first vegan-dog-product company, has thousands of dogs thriving on its products. And V-dog is still a family business, owned and operated by a team of dedicated vegan individuals who put their hard work into creating the best quality, tastiest products for your pooch. Their current products include V-dog kibble (a hypoallergenic formula free of corn, soy, wheat, gluten and GMO), V-dog breathbone dental chews and, coming soon this fall, an organic peanut-butter biscuit.
Interested in trying a vegan diet or treats for your pup? The good folks at V-dog have extended a 20% discount to Kind Lifers – just use the discount code “KINDLIFE” when placing your first online order at www.v-dog.com.