Questions & Answers


The acceptance of the food varies from dog to dog. For example, there are dogs that eat everything like little hoovers, and others that have certain preferences. In any case, it makes a good impression on your dog if you prepare the food yourself with enthusiasm and offer it as something totally delicious.

We have developed Greta, Pauline and V-Complete for adult dogs and tailored them to meet their nutritional needs. Puppies, growing dogs and pregnant/lactating bitches have higher nutritional requirements. We recommend feeding Greta, Pauline and V-Complete after completion of the growth phase, depending on the breed at about one year of age.

It is possible to feed our products earlier if you supplement the missing nutrients so that no deficiency symptoms occur.

For this, one should have a ration calculation done. Vets such as Lisa Walther from dietpet or Romberger from veganvet do this.

Here we have a blog post on the topic of puppies and vegan nutrition.

Lorelai and Olaf are suitable for all ages, since they are snacks and not complete food.

Dogs are omnivores and therefore very good at digesting plant foods. In contrast to wolfs, they have a gene that makes starch digestion possible, amylase. If you think back to the end of the 19th century, meat was a luxury good and dogs only got at maximum the bone from the Sunday roast. So dogs were vegetarian for the most part anyway, and there was nothing wrong with that.

Dogs have specific nutritional needs that can be met with a balanced complete vegan food such as Greta or Pauline, or a home-cooked meal according to our feeding recommendation, completed with V-Complete.

By the way, there are now more and more dogs who react with intolerances to animal protein and thus find an alternative in vegan food.

Of course, it is possible to include veggie days. I’m sure the dogs are happy about the variety, too. This way you can also test how the vegan food is appreciated by your dog.

We all find our own way. For example, we feed Greta in the morning, Pauline at lunchtime and then we cook with V-Complete in the evening.

And vegan snacks such as Lorelai and Olaf are always possible😉.

If you still have the previous food, you can introduce the new food by mixing in more and more. Then you don’t have to throw anything away and your dog has time to adjust to the new food, both physically and taste-wise. However, this is not necessary with every dog.

You can also switch immediately if he tolerates the food well.

For Greta, the feeding recommendation is 1.4% of body weight.

Multiply your dogs weight by 0.014

Sample calculation for a 15kg dog

15kg x 0.014 = 0.21kg
Correspond to 210g Greta

For Pauline, the recommended amount is:

5kg Dog: 200g
10kg Dog: 400g
15kg Dog: 600g
20kg Dog: 800g
30kg Dog: 1200g
40kg Dog: 1600g

For V-Complete, the feeding recommendation is 2g per 5kg body weight.
One teaspoon corresponds to approx. 4g.

Check out our general feeding recommendation for V-Complete.

A balanced vegan complete food like Greta or Pauline, or a home-cooked meal completed with V-Complete and according to our feeding recommendation, contains everything a dog needs.

In general, we recommend cooking a varied diet so that the different nutrient amounts are evenly balanced. Chickpeas, for example, contain less protein than lentils or peas. The right mix is the key. So one day this, the next day that.

Check out our guide to what should be included in vegan food.

It is normal that the amount of stool increases when switching to a plant-based diet, and that the consistency is somewhat softer. This is due to the higher amount of dietary fibre. For some dogs it is even a relief because ‘pooping’ is easier😉.

Over time, digestion still adjusts a bit. So it may well be that the amount of poop will decrease a little more.