UK Plant-Based Puppy Diets
Now Available In The UK!
UK Vet Help To Feed Your Puppy Correctly
Puppies have such specific and different requirements at each growth phase compared to adult dogs and it is easy to get it wrong when choosing a plant-based diet for your puppy on your own. We offer something completely unique for you – a tailormade diet for your puppy’s size, age, weight, future growth and preferences. It is all worked out through the partnership of UK based vet Arielle teaming with one of Germany’s top vet nutritionists Dr Lisa Walther.
I send her the information about your puppy, and she sends me a chart with the exact quantities to feed not just a homemade wholesome puppy food recipe, but also premium dry food to make it easy for you.
We post you some of the delicious foods and supplements needed to get you started on a healthy sustainable plant-based future for your puppy! I also offer you a one on one teleconsult to discuss your puppy’s diet and all the fine detail is worked out for you so that together we get everything 100% balanced, and delicious for your new puppy!
Dr Arielle Griffiths MRCVS
“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:)
“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. We started with the mini Greta (perfect for training) and now homecook his other meals alongside the Greta. It is easy to do 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! “
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 email@example.com, 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.
Why can we not just feed Benevo puppy?
When I first began promoting plant-based dog food, I had so many owners ask about what to feed their puppy and if Benevo puppy was adequate as it is currently the only puppy plant-based food available in the UK.
I did not have the answer, so I asked Dr Lisa to run the nutrients through her food analyser. She replied saying that Benevo kept the full breakdown of the amino acid component of the food hidden. They also offer just one food for all sizes of puppies at any growth stage which is also a concern as different sized puppies have such different nutritional needs at every phase of their growth. A 2 month old Chihuahua will have such a different requirement to an 11 month old Great Dane for example.
We felt that Benevo although adequate, just did not offer the best for your puppy. It is the only dry plant-based puppy food available in the UK and it is affordable and puppies do fine on it, but our option is to offer a far more tailored and healthier alternative for your puppy.
As Dr Lisa Walther knows the full nutrient value of the Greta premium adult dog food from Vegan4Dogs; it is her first choice to give puppies the best start – and it is VERY tasty, but as it is an adult premium food, it does require the addition of supplements tailormade to your puppy’s weight and growth phase. We will post you enough to get started and then it is very easy to buy directly from Vegan4Dogs – they are a wonderful, ethical company to support
It is SOYA FREE | CORN FREE | WHEAT FREE so is 100% hypoallergenic for sensitive puppies. Its protein source comes from easily digestible organic rice combined with potatoes, as well as pea protein, lentils, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. The delicious flavour comes from carrots, beetroot and the herb lovage.
It is highly digestible as it has the addition of a herb called savory (that helps diminish the side effects of lentils and gives the food a smell reminiscent of oregano), as well as papaya leaves and fructooligosaccharides to act as essential prebiotics. The algae Schizochytrium limacinum provides omega 3 fatty acids (DHA), although we do also advise on extra supplementing of Omega 3’s for your puppy’s brain development as they have a greater requirement for arachidonic acid found in the Algae oil.
With L-carnitine and Taurine as well as essential vitamins like B12, plant-based D3 and minerals, Greta is a complete and balanced adult dog food. It is ideal to start your puppy on this high quality dry food ALONG WITH THE ADDED SUPPLEMENTS SPECIFIC TO YOUR PUPPY that are needed for your growing puppy.
We include the 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 with daily charts of how much to feed according to your puppy’s weight.
We even send you some tinned food of the top diets – Solo-Vegetal and Hownd to see if your puppy likes them as they can be used to mix in with the pea protein powder and added supplements when having the Greta biscuits.
How much does it cost?
The cost of our Green Paws Package is £125 + VAT and this includes the homemade and 100% hypoallergenic recipe specific to your puppy, 3 x sachets of the JUST BE KIND supplement, the recipe needed to feed Greta dry food for your puppy, and 4kgs of Greta dry food to get you started as well as the supplements needed with the exact amounts to feed with the weight increases of your puppy. 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.
Both 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 Greta to feed + a 333g sachet of JUST BE KIND supplement. You are able to book a follow up teleconsult at a reduced rate should you have any further concerns……and I am always available to e-mail.
Our Green Paws Package also includes some high nutrient homemade hypoallergenic dog treats to spoil 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 Greta dry 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 Greta food and 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.
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?
We send the details off to Dr Lisa Walther as soon as we receive your completed form. She takes approximately a week to send it back to us and it takes us just a day to translate the diet accurately for you from german and e-mail it 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 cost of £125 + VAT
What’s included in our Green Paws Puppy Challenge?
Everything you need to get your puppy started on a plant based diet
A personalised 25 minute zoom meeting or teleconsult with our experienced vet and dog nutritionist to answer your questions
We send you one of the best plant based dog foods available plus the supplements needed
Homemade high nutrient and fully hypoallergenic treats
Homemade recipes developed by veterinary nutritionists adapted to your puppy’s size and age that are delicious and easy to prepare
1kg JUST BE KIND supplement to start homecooking safely to last you for a few months of homecooked balanced food
Invitation to community social media page for shared support
The GREEN PAWS PUPPY CHALLENGE is open to UK RESIDENTS ONLY due to the sustainability and carbon footprint of posting the package
Retail Value Of Full Package Over £290
Full Package only £125 + VAT!
“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.”
“I have not been happy with the current plant-based puppy options available especially with Jake being such an active pup. We started him on the Green Paws Challenge and he loves the Greta dry food and by adding the supplements in the soya yoghurt according to his weight, I know that he is getting everything he needs to support his growth.
Thanks to all of your support we have a very happy and healthy boy eating food he loves!”
READ MORE ABOUT THE FOOD AND SUPPLEMENTS WE SEND YOU
1kg JUST BE KIND SUPPLEMENT
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JUST BE KIND supplement powder contains the vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids that are essential for dogs fed a purely plant-based diet. This ensures that the homemade recipes that we provide are fully balanced with all the important B Vitamins as well as Calcium, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Methionine, Zinc and the required amino acids and minerals that are lacking in a plant-based diet.
JUST BE KIND supplement is free from artificial additives, colourants and preservatives and has the addition of valuable pre and probiotics to support a healthy digestion in your puppy.
Brewer’s Yeast, Minerals, Chicory root extract (as a source of prebiotic fructooligosaccharide), Yeast products (as a source of prebiotic mannooligosaccharide), Bacillus subtilis (as a source of probiotic)
We send you the exact quantities of this valuable supplement to add to your puppy’s homemade diet and we always have it in stock to purchase more when you run out.
GRETA PREMIUM DRY ADULT FOOD
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Greta complete premium dry food is developed by veterinary specialists at Vegan4Dogs to meet the requirements of an adult dog. It is SOYA FREE | CORN FREE | WHEAT FREE so is 100% hypoallergenic for sensitive puppies. Its protein source comes from easily digestible organic rice combined with potatoes, as well as pea protein, lentils, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. The delicious flavour comes from carrots, beetroot and the herb lovage.
It is highly digestible as it has the addition of a herb called savory (that helps diminish the side effects of lentils and gives the food a smell reminiscent of oregano), as well as papaya leaves and fructooligosaccharides to act as essential prebiotics. The algae Schizochytrium limacinum provides omega 3 fatty acids (DHA).
With L-carnitine and taurine as well as essential vitamins like B12, plant-based D3, and minerals Greta is a complete and balanced food. It is ideal to start your puppy on this high quality dry food along with the added supplements that we will send you that are needed for a growing puppy.
We send you the first bag, and the food is easy to purchase directly from Vegan4Dogs when you need more.
SUPPLEMENTS YOU NEED
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We do not want you to feel overwhelmed and worried that you are not giving the exact quantity of supplement that we recommend, so we send you everything you need except for the pea protein powder that you can purchase from Buy Wholefoods Online.
We send you the exact requirements of Zinc and Copper tablets, calcium powder (if needed) and Dicalcium Phosphate powder needed with the exact quantitiess you need to give as your puppy grows. These are mixed with soya or coconut yoghurt daily if feeding the Greta dry food diet to make it 100% balanced for your puppy (and very delicious) !