Dogs aren’t obligate carnivores. This means they’re able to get or synthesize all the amino acids their bodies need from plant sources. But that doesn’t mean dogs should only eat plants.
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With short intestines and digestive enzymes made for meat, dogs' digestive tracts struggle to pull nutrients from plants. This means a vegan diet isn't enough to sustain them.
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Feeding a dog a vegan diet is not something veterinarians advise. But that doesn’t mean you can't help your dog eat more ethically, sustainably, and humanely.
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Free-range, organic meat is considered more humane than meat that comes from animals raised in highly stressful, unclean factory environments.
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While still a living creature and not vegan in any way, insects are a highly sustainable, more humane alternative for providing biologically appropriate protein to your dog.
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