Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New research shows dogs can thrive on a vegetarian diet

This is pretty significant. This study (published in the British Journal of Nutrition, Vol 102) followed a group of sled-dogs being fed a meat-free diet. They found that during a 10-week racing season, the dogs on the veg diet remained healthy and were able to perform just as well as the dogs on a meat diet. Now (ethical concerns about dog-sled racing aside) this is great news for vegan dogs and their people. The next time someone tells you, "Dogs need meat!" perhaps you can direct them to this study. More info on the study here.

Sable wishes everyone happy holidays!