The first fully complete vegan dog food diet in the UK was a dermatology diet

Veterinary-based dermatology company Vetruus (now Nextmune) started selling Solo Vegetal towards the end of 2018. It was initially brought in as a diet for dermatologists to use in exclusion trials as all the other diets were still animal based and didn’t guarantee helping diagnose food allergy as 40% of dogs still react to hydrolysed animal protein diets.

Solo Vegetal premium vegan dog food

As far as they saw it, it was the only vegetable based veterinary diet so they realised it was quite unique and may offer a useful alternative for skin cases.

The enormous popularity of Solo Vegetal has grown substantially over the last year, as owners concerned about sustainability, choose to feed their dogs solely with this food who are perfectly healthy and suffer from no skin allergies as the food is so palatable. There are now so many options for dogs with meat intolerances to choose a truly novel and balanced plant-based protein diet.

 

“A balanced plant-based diet is a good choice for a truly novel protein diet when food trialling dogs with potential cutaneous adverse food reactions. They are often more palatable than hydrolysed protein diets and dogs with an intolerance can be maintained on a complete diet indefinitely.”

– Veterinary Dermatology Specialist Dr Sue Paterson

Plant Ingredients in Dog Food

Plant Ingredients in Dog Food

An enormously positive article about the use of plant-based proteins in pet food written by PhD Veterinary Scientist Jelena Suran in February 2024

Hills Pet Food Vets Sued

Hills Pet Food Vets Sued

Colgate-Palmolive’s Hill’s pet food unit has been hit with a proposed class-action accusing it of conspiring with vets to disparage grain free and plant-based diets