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 contents 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.
For Greta, the feeding recommendation is 1.4% of body weight.
You can calculate the amount of food using the rule of three.
Sample calculation for a 15kg dog
15kg / 100 = x/1,4
15kg x 1,4 /100 = x
21kg / 100 = x
0,21 kg = x
Corresponds to 210g
For Pauline, the recommended amount is
5 kg Dog: 200 g
10 kg Dog: 400 g
15kg Dog: 600 g
20 kg Dog: 800 g
30 kg Dog: 1200 g
40 kg Dog: 1600 g
For V-Complete, the feeding recommendation is 2g per 5kg body weight.
One teaspoon corresponds to approx. 4g.
Here you find our general feeding recommendation for V-Complete.
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.
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.
Dogs are omnivores and therefore very good at digesting plant foods. In contrast to the wolf, he has 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 the bone from the Sunday roast. So he was a 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.
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.
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.