Dog Nutrition Education

Giving you the confidence to feed your dog correctly as led by a vet with a passion for plant-based nutrition and your dog’s health

Did you know that dogs are better suited to a plant-based diet rather than meat-based?


The physiology of dogs has evolved with man to adapt to what they have been fed


When your dog suffers from a food intolerance or allergy, it is usually not gluten and grain, but animal protein that causes the problems


Hear all about Betsie the Poodle who was being fed a healthy homemade diet without supplements, and ended up in such pain having to be carried everywhere until her vet referred her to Dr Arielle


Did you know that we share almost the same gut microbiome as our dogs? We have only just touched the surface on the benefits of good gut health in both us and our dogs


Where does the protein come from? Legumes such as beans and chickpeas are so important in our dogs, as well as tofu and quinoa if home cooking….and dogs LOVE tofu!

So much choice now with plant-based foods and which is the best?


Do you what to look out for when looking at the ingredient list of your dog’s food? Many plant-based diets out there such as Yarrah and Pets At Home plant-based foods can only be classified as plant-based and not vegan as they have Vit D3 from sheep’s wool?


There are so many different brands now of top vegan dog foods and which one is the best? Each brand has it’s own unique value and it depends on your dog which will suit them best


Feeding your puppy the wrong diet can impact their future health if they grow too fast or too slowly. It is better to not neuter large breed female dogs to prevent arthritis later on in their lives


Are you wanting to home cook using fresh ingredients? It is possible but requires enormous accuracy to get it 100% right, or you could harm your dog’s future health


Dr Arielle has so many success stories to share with you!

What else will you learn about?

Solving common conditions your dog may have with a plant-based diet


Kidney disease and pancreatitis


Allergies and intolerances


IBD and Colitis


Bladder stones


Bonus section on cancer in dogs by top specialist!

Making sure your dog is eating the best for their life stage


Plant-based puppies


Elderly dogs and arthritis


Feeding giant breeds


Weight issues – over and underweight


Heart health

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I realised through reading the plant-based nutrition course that I feel much more motivated to learn about Nutritional Science for my Labrador Beau’s wellbeing, than if I were to learn it to master my own vegan diet! Arielle makes this learning a joy. Her teaching is warm and deeply compassionate. She generously shares a wealth of nutritional and veterinary knowledge, and advice from her own experience, in a way I (a non-academic) can understand and implement in Beau’s life, in manageable steps. I truly feel that investing in this course is the best education investment that I have ever made.
It is excellent value for money and highly recommended.

Sara and Beau

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The plant-based dog nutrition course is absolutely amazing… with Arielle’s help I have deepened my knowledge of the subject and now have confidence in what I am doing. This rich resource is packed with interesting facts, case studies and useful information.

I would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of making a step to a better way of feeding our little furry friends 🤍

Petra and Roma

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I have been looking for a vegan nutrition resource for dogs for a long time. I started studying a regular nutrition course for dogs and just not getting the information I needed. This online course is giving me the confidence to feed my dogs vegan homemade food. I feel I have the recipes and background knowledge to create the recipes confidently.

Thank you so much


Dogs Go Plant Based
Dr Arielle speaking at London Vet Show

Gain the confidence to feed your dog correctly – led by a passionate plant-based vet

If not fed correctly, so many problems can arise for our dogs – the impact of diet affects everything about our dog’s health.

Dr Arielle has seen first-hand the devastating impact of making errors with your dog’s nutrition.

Everything that Dr Arielle teaches you is based on her own passion to find the best food for her own family plant-based dog Ruff.

THANK YOU! I can’t tell you how much I value all your advice. I’ve waited so long to find a professional like you. I cannot begin to put into words what a difference your advice and care has made to both our dogs but to Mac in particular with all his digestive issues.”

Linda, Inverness (Mac’s owner)

Healthy vegan dogs Carly and Muffin

“I know for a fact Carly and Muffin are healthier and I have given them the best chance of living longer. Also they love their food”
– Heather, Swansea

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This nutrition course was instrumental in giving me the confidence to transition our 2 x Hungarian Vizslas (8 & 12 year olds) onto a 100% plant-based diet.

The knowledge base tapped into was fantastic.


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Thank you Arielle for leading the way and teaching me about my dog’s plant-based diet. As a vegan it makes me feel so happy that I no longer have to feed my dog Cali meat, she loves her home cooked food and I enjoy cooking it…

Your knowledge and kindness and personal investment has been key to our success
Thank you so much

Kindest regards


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The Nutrition Course is fantastic very informative, just what we need.
Thank you for your passion…
Both of my dogs look amazing, especially my 13 year old Bryan as his cloudy eyes are now clear and all his energy has returned!


Frequently Asked Questions

Please tell me more about the Plant-Based Online Dog Nutrition Course

Dr Arielle has seen so many problems if dogs are not fed correctly, and she shares all her knowledge with you. She will answer all the important questions that you may have with her in-depth understanding of plant-based dog nutrition through a series of videos and written information that you can work through in your own time.

The dog nutrition course includes:

→ Vet led dog nutrition education

→ Full advice to homecook safely

→ Videos plus written content

→ Links to published papers

→ Plant-based case study successes

→ Bonus section on cancer in dogs

→ LIFETIME ACCESS to content

→ Regularly updated with latest information

How much does the course cost?

Full value of our online course is £560 as you will save money on vet bills by feeding your dog a fully balanced plant-based diet preventing illnesses that may impact your pet’s health.


Am I able to split the cost?

If it is too much to pay the £140 in one go, then we have the option of paying in 3 instalments via Paypal.

Please contact Dr Arielle at if you do not want to pay by Paypal.

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  • Aren’t dogs descended from wolves and they must eat meat?
  • When did the domestication of dogs occur?
  • What did Bronze Age dogs eat?
  • How has the digestive tract of the dog changed and adapted?
  • What other adaptations are there other than adapting to eating starch?
  • Do dogs produce amylase in their saliva?
  • Why do street dogs in India live longer than some of our domestic dogs?
  • How have other species of wolves adapted?
  • How have dogs evolved to eat alongside humans? (and trick us with their cuteness!)
  • What do dedicated vegan dog owners say about feeding their own dogs plant-based?
  • What is the history of dog food – where did it all start?
  • What are the real ingredients and sources of meat-based processed food?
  • Why do we always have to wash our hands when touching meat-based biscuits or rawhide treats?
  • What about raw feeding on the health of our pets?
  • Why do some dogs get tear-staining or brown staining around their mouths?
  • What about OUR health when feeding raw meats to our pets?
  • Is vegan dog food a new concept?
  • Where did commercial vegan dog food start and do you use V-Dog or Benevo?
  • Why did a veterinary dermatology company import the first vegan dog food?
  • When did vegan dog food really see a surge?
  • What makes a dog food brand fully balanced – what should we look for?
  • What makes a dog food brand fully balanced AND vegan?
  • Why are some brands marketed as vegetarian and are they balanced?
  • Why do they not add in the extra amino acids needed to balance the diet?
  • Where will the protein come from?
  • Which amino acids are limited in a plant-based diet?
  • When using pure plant-based proteins, what is the effect on a dog’s coat and fur?
  • Does a lack of Taurine cause dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs?
  • How important is L-Carnitine as an addition in a vegan dog food diet?
  • What are the right protein levels for dogs to eat?
  • Why is the protein level important too in very sensitive dogs?
  • What about the bioavailability of plant-based protein sources in our dogs?
  • Is soya the best protein source for our dogs?
  • Which balanced vegan dog foods contain no soya?
  • Is wet dog food higher in protein?
  • Do dogs have different protein requirements?
  • What high quality plant proteins are good for our dogs?
  • Which is the best Tofu to feed my dog?
  • Why are legumes so high in protein compared to other plant sources?
  • What are the main micronutrients needed to complete a vegan dog food diet?
  • How important is Vitamin B12 for your dog?
  • What is the best supplement of Vit B12 when home cooking?
  • How can you increase the absorption of Vit B12?
  • What about the addition of essential fats in your dog’s diet?
  • What are the essential fats and what do they do?
  • Why are flaxseeds not a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids in our dogs?
  • What is the best source of pure Omega 3 for our dogs?
  • What is the best source of Omega 6 for our dogs?
  • Where do vegan dogs get their iron source from?
  • How can you help your dog absorb enough iron in their diet?
  • Where are you going to get your dog’s calcium from in a vegan diet?
  • What is the best Vit D source for your dogs?
  • Are mushrooms a good source of Vit D3 in our dogs?
  • Why should you transition a dog slowly from a meat-based to a plant-based diet?
  • What exactly is the gut microbiome?
  • What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?
  • Why do dogs eat grass?
  • What about dogs that eat their own poo or that of other species?
  • What is the best way to stop dogs eating poo?
  • What about antibiotics  – what effect do they have on our dog’s gut flora?
  • What is the main function of the gut microbiome in our dogs?
  • Will a healthy gut microbiome affect my dog’s behaviour?
  • Why choose to home cook for your dog?
  • What foods should we avoid feeding our dogs on a homemade plant-based diet?
  • Can dogs be fed garlic?
  • Can dogs be fed nuts?
  • Can dogs be fed avocados?
  • Where do I start with home cooking for my dog?
  • What are your TOP TIPS with home cooking for dogs?
  • Why is it so important to supplement a homemade vegan dog food diet?
  • Which supplements do you recommend for vegan homefed dogs?
  • What is the dose to give of Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils to our dogs?
  • How do I know how much to feed my dog?
  • How do I reduce costs when feeding my dog a homemade vegan diet?
  • What if my dog stops eating my homemade food?
  • Why choose vegan dog treats for your dogs?
  • Did you know that rawhide dog treats are as full of bacteria as raw meat?
  • What are the healthiest vegan dog treats that we can give?
  • Is popcorn a good vegan treat to give our dogs?
  • What high value plant-based dog treats are there?
  • What popular commercial vegan dog treats and chews are there?
  • Are there any commercial vegan dog treats that you do not recommend?
  • How do I answer the queries from my friends when I transition my dog to a vegan diet?
  • How do I tell my vet that my dog is on a vegan diet?
  • How do I save money on vet bills?


  • Is it safe to feed a puppy a vegan diet?
  • Why choose a vegan diet for a puppy?
  • Do some puppies have to go onto a vegan diet?
  • What vegan puppy diets are available?
  • What requirements do puppies have when on a vegan diet?
  • What is the best way to transition a puppy to a plant-based diet?
  • What high value vegan dog treats are there for puppies?
  • What advice can you give regarding neutering?
  • How does a plant-based diet benefit elderly dogs?
  • What are the best vegan treatments for arthritis in our dogs?
  • Why do we have a problem with obesity in our dogs?
  • How do I know if my pet is overweight?
  • How do I weigh my dog?
  • What is the best way to help my dog lose weight naturally?
  • Is your pet in more pain if it carries extra weight?
  • What about my dog who is underweight?
  • Why is vegan dog food best for dogs with allergic skin conditions?
  • What is a cutaneous adverse food reaction?
  • What is the main allergen in dog foods?
  • What diet will vets use to treat dogs with an animal protein intolerance?
  • What is the best truly novel protein diet to use?
  • What other grain/wheat free balanced vegan diets are there?
  • Is food the main allergen in dogs?
  • What is the best natural treatment for atopy?
  • What is the dose to give of Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils to support a healthy skin?
  • How else can you support the skin barrier in the diet?
  • Why are white dogs most affected by atopy?
  • What is inflammatory bowel disease and what causes it?
  • What are the clinical signs of IBD and how is it diagnosed?
  • What medication is used when your dog suffers from IBD?
  • Can IBD be managed with a vegan diet?
  • My dog has a bad bout of diarrhoea, what can I use instead of chicken and rice?
  • What is the best natural long term treatment for dogs with bouts of chronic diarrhoea?
  • What is the best treatment for anal gland problems in dogs?
  • What is colitis and what is the best treatment for colitis?
  • Can digestive issues change my dog’s behaviour?
  • What is the best kidney support plant-based dog food diet?
  • Are there any commercial vegan kidney diets?
  • What causes struvite crystals in the bladder or urinary tract of dogs?
  • What about home cooking for a dog with struvite crystals?
  • Why should I NOT use apple cider vinegar for my dog with struvite crystals?
  • What are purines and why are they relevant to dogs on a vegan diet?
  • What is Leishmaniasis?
  • What are oxalate crystals?
  • What causes pancreatitis in dogs?
  • What happens if dogs are fed a diet too low in fat?
  • What is the dose of Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils to feed to a dog who has had pancreatitis?
  • What fat level should dogs be fed if they have suffered from pancreatitis?
  • What other nutrients must be fed to a dog with pancreatitis?
  • What if my dog’s liver is also affected?
  • What is the truth about Taurine in relation to your dog’s heart health?
  • Which dogs are most at risk of DCM?
  • Why is there no risk of DCM with a well formulated vegan dog food diet?
  • Which balanced vegan dog foods contain both the addition of Taurine and Methionine?
  • How important is L-Carnitine for heart health?
  • What other conditions make your dog susceptible to dilated cardiomyopathy?
  • What other nutrients are needed to support a healthy heart in our plant-based dogs?
  • What advice can you give feeding a giant breed dog a plant-based diet?
  • Bonus section – can a plant-based diet stop cancer in dogs by Dr Clare Knottenbelt UK’s top oncology vet specialist

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