UK Plant-Based Puppy Diets
Now Available In The UK!
Is it possible to feed a puppy a plant-based diet?
Yes it can be achieved and we recommend feeding your new puppy omni dry food. If wanting to homecook for your puppy, then you will definitely need to supplement, and if wanting to feed a soya-free dry plant-based food, then we can offer help with a dry soya-free and supplemented diet too.
The cost is £150 to join our Green Paws Puppy Package. Please note that there is an additional cost of £54 if further recipes are needed as your puppy goes through the various growth phases.
We are here to support you fully if you choose to feed your puppy kindly and sustainably right from the start! We provide the supplements needed and will tailormake all the recipes according to your puppy’s age and growth stage and potential adult weight. All recipes and measurements are worked out by a german vet nutritionist to be 100% accurate and avoid any deficiencies as your puppy grows.
“A big concern in getting a puppy was the impact of her food on animals and the environment so I’m so very happy to have found you.”
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FEEDING YOUR PUPPY PLANT-BASED
We all love our new puppies and only want the best for them and these diets are what we as vets would feed our own puppies – sustainably and kindly. Hopefully these FAQ’s answer all the questions you may have but please let us know if you need any further reassurance by e-mailing our vet Arielle at firstname.lastname@example.org, although our Green Paws Package does include a FREE 25 minute teleconsult or Zoom consultation.
Can we homecook for our new puppy?
We admire any owner dedicated enough to homecook for their new puppy as it does offer them the best start in life. It is possible with our tailormade recipe that we send you for homecooking with fresh natural ingredients that you choose so that you are completely in control.
Our homemade recipe is tailormade to you and your puppies’ preferences using wholesome ingredients such as lentils, oats, fresh green vegetables, vibrant orange vegetables, and the recommended addition of pea protein powder to ensure adequate amounts of protein for your growing puppy.
Where a plant-based diet lacks certain nutrients such as Zinc, Taurine, l-Carnitine, Calcium and Methionine; these are added in the form of our JUST BE KIND supplement that we send you with the tailormade recipe for your puppy.
We also include additional supplements in your package that your growing puppy needs such as extra Calcium and Phosphorus (in the perfect ratio of 1.3:1) as well as just the right amounts of Copper and Zinc supplement in a combined tablet. Leave it all up to our specialist vet nutritionist to get it just right for your puppy and up to us to supply the delicious recipes and post you the products to get started.
The diet made using the JUST BE KIND supplement is 100% balanced and you have the choice of a recipe that is 100% hypoallergenic if you were concerned about the addition of corn and soya in their diet.
How much does it cost?
The cost of our Green Paws Package is just £150 and this includes the homemade and 100% hypoallergenic recipe specific to your puppy, 3 x sachets of the JUST BE KIND supplement, as well as 4kgs of Omni puppy to get you started. Future purchases of the supplement can be made at Just Be Kind Dog Food and we are proud that our supplement is UK based and packaged sustainably by us.
The diets are carefully formulated by a veterinary nutritionist and you then receive advice and help from Arielle our UK based vet with a 25 minute FREE teleconsult or Zoom chat with Arielle to discuss your puppy’s new diet!
Please note that here are follow-on costs of £45 + VAT every 3-4 months to update the recipes needed for your puppy as they grow through the various stages. This follow-on cost every 3 – 4 months is for the new updated recipe, and charts of how much to feed + a 250g sachet of JUST BE KIND supplement. You are able to book a follow up teleconsult should you have any further concerns……and I am always available to e-mail.
Our Green Paws Package also includes free biodegradable sustainable poo bags for your new puppy:)
Will my new puppy get everything they need from a plant-based diet?
Absolutely! Puppies need completely different levels of nutrients initially for adequate growth. Between 2 and 12 weeks, they lose the natural immunity from their mother’s milk, but their own immunity is not fully developed. They need adequate levels of natural immunity boosters at this stage such as Vit B and E, as well as Omega 3’s for brain and skin development.
As they grow, puppies need the right nutritional balance of calcium and phosphorus in their diet (1.3:1). Puppies’ bodies cannot regulate how much calcium they take in – and so when they are under six months old, they cannot protect themselves against excessive intake. Too much calcium can be as detrimental to their development as too little, so the amounts measured by our nutritionist are just right for your puppy to prevent any bone deformities.
Their diet is much higher in protein compared to an adult diet, but this is not a concern in a plant-based diet as pea protein (78% protein), is added to the homemade food to ensure adequate levels of protein for your puppy. We do not supply the pea protein powder, but send you the exact amounts to feed and it is easy to purchase from BuyWholeFoodsOnline.
A plant-based diet also tends to result in an alkaline environment in your puppy’s digestive tract as well as resulting in alkaline urine. This makes your puppy more prone to a puppy bladder infection (cystitis), especially in our little female puppies. The JUST BE KIND supplement contain added Methionine – a very important amino acid found normally in meat and added to help acidify the urine of your puppy and prevent bladder infections. Benevo puppy does not have this important addition, but Omni puppy does have it.
Puppies have a greater nutritional need for Copper, Zinc, Calcium and Phosphorus and we supply all of these with accurate charts of how much to feed, so you do not have to worry that your puppy is not getting exactly what they need for each growth phase.
What about Omega 3's?
We advise using Algae oil capsules that are the purest form of Omega 3’s. The ones we recommend contain pure DHA and EPA fatty acids.
Omega 3’s high in arachidonic acid, are important for brain development as well as fur and skin growth and the Algae capsules that we recommend with their ocean ‘umami’ flavour and smell, are very palatable to puppies (and although we link to a human range, they are the same as those fed to dogs and very affordable as not marketed to pets).
How long do we wait for the recipe to arrive when we place an order?
It takes approximately a week to e-mail the puppy diet to you specific to your puppy.
We use DPD delivery to post the food and supplements to you that you will need as they are a carbon neutral delivery service and the most sustainable local delivery service. This is all included in the Green Paws Package cost of £150.
“We weaned our rescue puppy Oslo onto a plant based diet using the Green Paws Puppy Package and 6 months later she has thrived and grown into a happy and healthy dog!
Many thanks as we could not have done it without your help.”
“The Green Paws Package enabled us to gradually transfer Harry over to a plant based diet as soon as we brought him home. It was so important to us to make sure we had the backing and expertise of a vegan vet who ensured he had everything he needed in his diet. Arielle spent so much time with us at the beginning (before we even committed) to help us decide what we wanted to do. Months later, it is also great knowing that she is there if we have any questions.
Harry is now a very happy and healthy 7 month old lab. It is easy to homecook for him (he eats his meal when we have ours as a family) and so good knowing exactly what is going into his body (unlike other dog foods) and that his diet is not impacting the planet as badly as other dog food.”
“We wouldn’t have been able to be on this journey with our puppy without all your patient support and guidance so a very big thank you! “
“Thank you again for all your help. I am so relieved that we can raise Shelby as a vegan in such a safe and sustainable way 🙂”
What a joy it has been to help Stuart with feeding his new puppy Hugo for the last 10 months! He made the choice straight away to use my help with the Green Paws Package and ensure that Hugo’s puppy diet as he grew lacked in nothing.
Hugo absolutely loves his food, and as the photos show, he thrives as now a beautiful adult on a 100% plant-based balanced diet! As an adult, I can now advise on other top foods to feed Hugo such as Solo Vegetal, Hownd, Noochy Poochy and Omni.
“Peaches just loves her homemade food and it is great to know it has all the nutrients she needs to grow and be healthy. Your recipes have enabled me to feed her a plant-based diet that doesn’t require any other animals to suffer and that minimises the impact on the environment.
Thank you for all your help and support”
Peaches is now a beautiful healthy adult! Her owners still diligently feed her a balanced healthy plant-based diet like the rest of the family and we are always so pleased to receive progress reports about her:)