Celebrating Meat-Free May!

The main reason to feed a plant-based diet to your dog is that the foods are SO palatable that your dog will absolutely LOVE it!!

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Give A Dog A Bean tin on head of vegan Staffy Sunshine

Our plant-powered vet Dr Arielle made the decision in May 2019 to transition both herself and their family dog Ruff onto a 100% complete plant-based diet and what a life-changing decision that was!

So many of you have made the same decision to feed your dog a meat-free diet and we applaud you for this and are here to fully support you as best we can with all the knowledge and empathy that we have gained in the last 5 years.



The most common signs you will see when you transition your dog to the delicious foods that we stock...

💚 Their fur will become finer and much much softer

💚 They lose that meaty smelly dog breath and even what comes out the other end smells so much better!

💚 If your dog suffers from painful digestive and skin issues due to animal protein and wheat gluten intolerances, then our clean plant protein grain-free and soya-free foods are ideal for them to reduce all their discomfort

💚 Behaviour issues and anxiety can be better controlled by providing a diet rich in nutrients to feed your dog's good gut bacteria and healthy 5-a-day which has a natural calming effect and enhances their digestive and overall health

💚 You are finally able to feed a diet to your dog that you have chosen for yourself where no animals or marine life are harmed or exploited and you are not supporting the animal agriculture industry in any way!

💚 Everything about feeding plant-based protects our environment and natural resources and the best bit is that your dog will love it




No other dog food has had so much research into its benefits to dog's health as plant-based dog food has received, with a latest published study being released just last month (!) showing MORE evidence of longevity and health in our dogs. We ALL want our dogs to live longer! Read more about the latest groundbreaking published paper here
Listen to Jeremy Vine explaining on Channel 5 TV in October 2023 how published studies show that if all the dogs in world went plant-based, it would save more greenhouse gases than all those emitted by the UK - staggering statistics that could save our fragile planet Read more about these statistics here
You can have loving licks from your dog safe in the knowledge that their kisses carry no harmful bacteria found in raw meat or even meat-based dog biscuits that are coated with 'digest' to make them more palatable, but all meat products carry risks. Our dogs can safely eat what we are eating.....and enjoy it as much as we do.
A plant-based diet compared to high meat-based diets, are low in saturated fats that fully support dogs prone to pancreatitis. Plant-based diets also offer the best diets for heart and skin health, if they are properly balanced with the valuable addition of Taurine and Vit B for heart muscle function as well as pure Omega 3 from Algae oil (where fish get their Omega 3's from).
A healthy gut is key to your dog's health, with 70% of the immune system found in the intestines. Plant-based diets made with natural prebiotics and fibre provide all the elements to feed your dog's immune system and produce a healthy and balanced gut microbiome. Our Give A Dog A Bean tinned food is the closest you will get to a wholefood homemade diet for your dog with at least 5 of their daily vegetables visible in the tin!
A truly novel protein diet made of 100% plants with no soya and corn as found in the premium dry food Green Crunch, Greta or Solo Vegetal or for dogs with environmental house dust mite allergies, then our tinned Give A Dog A Bean tinned food is best. Along with the homemade recipes that we provide; this is the MOST EFFECTIVE way to manage all those pets with chronic itching and scratching due to food intolerances from the top allergens in dogs - none of which are found in a balanced plant-based diet. Your dog will be able to stay on this diet for life and not have to endure unpalatable and very processed hydrolysed prescription diets.
We all tend to treat our dogs and overfeed them on foods they love that are often not good for them and so many of our pets are overweight. Carrying extra weight in our loved pets, puts extra strain on their joints as well as affecting their breathing, heart and energy levels and makes them more predisposed to cancer. Plant-based diets are low in fats and high in fibre and you can visibly see the excess weight just drop off and the energy levels increase after just a few weeks on a healthy plant-rich diet (in both us and our dogs and I speak from experience here for myself as a 'tubby' vet for many years until I transitioned to plant-based!).
It is ethically better and so much kinder, as it doesn't require hundreds of other animals to die over the course of one favoured dog's lifetime, just to keep your one pet alive.
You will sleep better at night as you are doing what is right to protect our fragile planet. A dog's carbon footprint on a meat-based diet is the same as driving a 4x4 over a year!
'Bramble The Dog Who Wanted To Live Forever' holds the record for the oldest dog in the UK as she lived until the wonderful age of 25 on a diet of brown rice and lentils and fresh homegrown vegetables. Bramble’s owner is Anne Heritage – a devoted vegan and animal lover growing up in the North West of England in the 70's. In her words she not only had Bramble, but “I’ve had seven dogs – three of them lived to 19-years-old, one lived to 20-years-old, and then Bramble lived to 25-years-old.”
Remarkable  - and all fed a plant-based natural diet! If wanting to home cook for your dog then please see our homemade recipes here.
The main reason to feed a plant-based diet to your dog is that the foods are SO palatable that your dog will absolutely LOVE it!!
Give A Dog A Bean is SO tasty to dogs!
“Boston loved the tinned food and woofed it down in one go. It’s actually the best smelling dog food ever. Impressive stuff, so very well done for creating this lovely product!”
- Susy Boston's Mum Swindon
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