FAQs

Q?

Can dogs be vegan?

A.

Yes. We've been feeding generations of dogs with V-dog (formally Happidog) for over 35 years.

Domesticated dogs are natural scavengers, able to survive on plant and meat based foods or a combination of the two, just like humans. That ability to survive and thrive on either is the definition of an Omnivore.

Dogs can synthesise the nutrients they need from their diet. This is not true with cats for example, who have to eat certain nutrients in their diet as they have never developed the ability to make it themselves.

But don't just take our word, even the big meat pet food producers like Hills agree - visit their site and Purina - visit their site

Q?

Do I need to add anything to the food, like supplements?

A.

No. As long as your dog has no underlying health issues, V-dog complete foods will provide all the nutrition they need to live happy and healthy lives.

V-dog complete foods are formulated to meet and exceed in some cases the FEDIAF (The European Pet Food Industry Federation) nutritional guidelines.

For example, FEDIAF recommend for an adult dog, at least 18% protein, 5.5% fat.
V-dog Crunchy Nuggets provides 20% protein and 8% fat and V-dog Traditional Flakes contains 20% protein and 6% fat.

Q?

Can I change my dogs to V-dog safely?

A.

In our experience, most dogs adapt well to changes in their diet if the change is done over a period of time.

Sudden changes in diet, as with humans, could have a short term adverse affect, so we recommend changing their food over a period of at least a week.

Starting with perhaps 10% V-dog on day 1 mixed into their current food. Then gradually increase the percentage each day until you completely replace the old food.

Q?

Will my dog get all the nutrition it needs?

A.

The term 'complete' is a legal term which assures the consumer that the food contains all the nutrients required for the animal, based on the governing body's nutritional guidelines. In our case the FEDIAF guidelines.

Both V-dog Crunchy Nuggets and V-dog traditional Flakes are nutritionally 'complete'.

So there should be no need to supplement the food.

V-dog Jumbo Veggie Chew is classed as 'complementary' food, so it can be consumed as part of a complete diet but it's not a complete diet on it's own.

Q?

Does V-dog contain vitamin B12?

A.

Yes, it contains a range of B Vitamins including B12.