A lot of people want to know if a meat-free diet is appropriate for their dogs. So, before we created “Because Its Better” we hired some of the top veterinarians and pet food nutritionists in the US to answer this question for us.
And the answer was a resounding YES — dogs can eat a meat free diet and thrive.
Here’s why: It is true that dogs belong to the order Carnivora, but they are actually omnivores. The canine body has the ability to transform certain amino acids, the building blocks or protein, into others, meaning that dogs can get all the amino acids they need while avoiding meat.
Protein, amino acids and fatty acids are what’s important in your pet diet, not the source of these. Sure, you can get these from meat-based diets, but you can also get them from alternative proteins and plant-based proteins as well.
At Because Its Better we worked diligently with our pet food nutritionists to ensure we had the perfect balance of proteins, amino acids, and fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6) to ensure our pet food is healthy and nutritious for your dog.
Our pet food is AFFOC approved as a “complete and balanced diet” for all life stages. Which means we meet the nutritional standards established by AAFCO.