Many job seekers today are evaluating practices based on their ‘greenness’ (environmental and social sustainability). Veterinary employees are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs if they are working for a practice that is perceived to be “green.” This results in greater retention of staff and a happier work environment.
There has also been a rise in owners choosing to transition their dogs to a plant-based diet prior to travelling abroad due to new regulations that came into effect in January 2022. These new regulations state that the personal imports of any meat and milk or their derivatives into the EU are no longer allowed. This includes any meat-based pet foods or treats.
Owners need to be made aware of this fact by vets at the practice when pet passports and vaccinations are discussed prior to travel. It would benefit a practice to have a supply of plant-based dog food available to benefit travelling pets as well as those dermatological or animal-protein intolerant cases requiring an alternative truly novel protein diet that they can be maintained on indefinitely.
As each country prepares to reach their zero carbon emissions agreement, we have meat-based pet food manufacturers panicking as Category 3 animal fat is also very valuable to the renewable diesel market
Meatly to sell ‘first-ever’ cultivated pet food at Pets At Home
Edgard & Cooper partners with Deliciously Ella for plant-based food launch
Dr Jo works for an independent vet practice in Devon and she asked some very valid questions during a lunch and learn about plant-based dog nutrition at her practice. Her main focus in practice is around treating dogs with atopic skin conditions due to sensitivities,...
In becoming a B Corp, THE PACK is the first fully plant-based pet food startup in Europe to join the B Corp movement
The UK’s first true naturally hypoallergenic diet that is also extremely palatable
There is reason to remain optimistic that in five to 10 years’ time, most dog owners will not think twice about regularly feeding plant-based products whether that is in the form of complete meals, treats or dental chews
Prof Rob Foale is a Small Animal Medicine Specialist and in October 2023, he produced a very balanced and interesting webinar on raw feeding of our pets
UK Pet Foods REMOVED the page on their website promoting anything to do with Vegan/Vegetarian diets
Listen to Dr Arielle Griffiths being interviewed by Evan Davis from BBC 4 Radio
As yet, there have been NO published studies of this kind looking at the benefits of high fish-based diets, raw food diets or even insect-based diets in cats, so this really is a step forward for sustainability and pet health
Lily’s Kitchen Finds Success in Plant Power Meals and Treats for Dogs