Study Suggests, Vegan Diet Healthiest for Dogs

A University of Illinois study finds that dog foods formulated with human-grade ingredients are highly digestible. (Photo credit: JustFoodForDogs)

Forget giving the dog a bone, pet dogs would be far healthier sticking to a vegan diet, according to a new study.

The findings of a survey of more than 2,500 dog owners, looking at links between dog diet and their well-being, suggest that “nutritionally sound” vegan diets may be healthier and less hazardous than conventional or raw meat-based diets.

Researchers say that many factors may influence dog owners to choose unconventional diets for their pets, including concerns regarding the environment, the treatment of animals used as food, and the health of their pets. However, studies of the health effects of conventional pet diets compared to unconventional ones have been limited until now.

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SOURCE: Study Finds