Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Vegetarian Dry Dog Food
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Vegetarian Dry Dog Food
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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Vegetarian Dry Dog Food

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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Vegetarian Dry Dog Food is meticulously crafted to meet the dietary needs of dogs with food sensitivities. This veterinary-exclusive formula provides comprehensive support for dogs requiring specialized nutrition.

  • Plant-Based Protein Formula -Crafted with proteins entirely derived from vegetable sources, this vegetarian dog food formula ensures balanced nutrition without compromising on quality or taste.

  • Skin and Coat Health -Enriched with linoleic acid, zinc, and biotin, this dry dog food supports optimal skin and coat health, helping to maintain a lustrous appearance and minimizing skin sensitivities.

  • Digestive Wellness -A specific nutrient blend promotes digestive health, aiding in nutrient absorption and maintaining gastrointestinal balance for overall well-being.

  • Urinary Health Support -Formulated to support urinary health, this diet reduces urinary excretion of purines, contributing to a healthier urinary environment for your dog.

  • Immune System Support -This formula is designed to lower the risk of triggering immune responses in dogs with skin sensitivities and helps maintain a balanced immune system.

  • Palatable and Long-Term Support -This dry food ensures that your dog enjoys every meal while receiving the necessary support for the long-term management of skin and digestive issues.

Recommended by veterinarians, this diet is trusted for its efficacy in addressing the unique needs of dogs with food sensitivities. For added variety and nutritional support, Royal Canin Vegetarian Wet Adult Dog Food complements this dry formula, providing a complete and balanced diet.

During food elimination trials, caution is advised for mixed feeding. Consult your veterinarian for guidance on the most effective approach for your dog's dietary management.

FOUNDED BY A VETERINARIAN, ROYAL CANIN has over 40 years experience in health nutrition. Our work with pet nutritionists, breeders, and veterinarians from around the world has provided us with knowledge about the specific nutritional requirements of dogs. This knowledge has allowed them to formulate the optimal diet for your dog's special needs.

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What is the best vegetarian food for a dog?

The best vegetarian food options for dogs include a variety of fruits and vegetables, as recommended by Associate Veterinarian Karen Purcell. Safe choices include melon, apple, pear, banana, green beans, and carrots, among others. However, it's crucial to avoid feeding dogs grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, avocado, and nuts, as these can be toxic. Additionally, small amounts of cheese can be offered as an occasional treat for most dogs. Purcell advises against feeding alternative meat substitutes like mushroom burgers due to unfamiliar seasoning that could potentially cause gastrointestinal upset. By offering a balanced diet of safe vegetarian options, pet owners can ensure their dogs receive essential nutrients while avoiding harmful ingredients.Reference:

Can dogs survive without meat?

While dogs are omnivores and can survive on a vegetarian diet, it's not recommended due to the challenge of ensuring proper nutrient balance. Justine Shotton, President of the British Veterinary Association, highlights the lack of robust data on the long-term health consequences of feeding dogs a vegan diet. While ongoing research explores vegan dog diets, there's uncertainty regarding whether they adequately meet a dog's dietary needs over time. Without sufficient evidence, it's safer to opt for a balanced diet containing both animal and plant-based ingredients to ensure dogs receive essential nutrients.Reference:

What are the benefits of vegetarian dog food?

Vegetarian dog food offers several potential benefits, including catering to dogs with meat allergies or sensitivities. It may also align with the ethical or environmental beliefs of pet owners. Additionally, vegetarian diets can be lower in fat and calories, which may be beneficial for overweight dogs. Some vegetarian formulas are formulated with high-quality plant-based proteins, vitamins, and minerals to meet dogs' nutritional needs. However, it's essential to ensure that any vegetarian dog food provides a balanced diet to support their overall health.

What vegetarian food has protein for dogs?

Vegetarian foods that provide protein for dogs include various plant-based sources such as lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, and soy-based products like tofu or tempeh. Additionally, some vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and peas contain protein in smaller amounts. Certain grains like brown rice and oats also contribute protein to a dog's diet. Pet owners can incorporate these protein-rich plant foods into their dog's meals or choose commercial vegetarian dog food formulations that utilize these ingredients.

Is vegetarian dog food good for dogs with allergies?

Vegetarian dog food can be beneficial for dogs with allergies, particularly if the allergy is related to specific animal proteins. By eliminating meat-based ingredients, vegetarian dog food reduces the likelihood of triggering allergic reactions in sensitive dogs. Additionally, vegetarian diets often incorporate hypoallergenic plant-based proteins, such as soy or pea protein, which can be easier for allergic dogs to digest. However, it's crucial to ensure that the vegetarian dog food chosen is nutritionally balanced and provides all essential nutrients.

What is the best plant protein for dogs?

The best plant protein for dogs varies depending on individual preferences and nutritional needs. However, some commonly used and well-tolerated plant protein sources for dogs include soy, peas, lentils, and chickpeas. These plant-based proteins offer essential amino acids and are often included in commercial vegetarian dog food formulations. Additionally, tofu, tempeh, and seitan can be incorporated into homemade vegetarian dog meals to provide protein. It's essential to ensure that any plant protein used in a dog's diet is nutritionally balanced and meets their specific dietary requirements.

Can I mix Royal Canin with rice?

Mixing Royal Canin dog food with rice can be done in moderation and as part of a balanced diet. However, it's essential to ensure that the combination provides all necessary nutrients for your dog's health. Rice can be a beneficial addition, as it's easily digestible and can help settle upset stomachs. When mixing, ensure that the proportions are appropriate, with the majority of the meal consisting of the complete and balanced Royal Canin food. Consulting with a veterinarian is recommended to determine the best diet plan for your dog's specific needs and to avoid any potential nutritional imbalances.

What are the best vegetarian dog treats to use for training?

For training, Pat Hall recommends frozen peas or cut-up frozen green beans as vegetarian dog treats. While suggesting thawing the frozen food, she notes that her dogs eagerly consume anything she offers by hand. Hall reflects on her experience, recalling using cut-up hot dogs during tracking training, where the dogs seemed to enjoy licking her hands due to the enticing smell. Reference:

Caloric Content

3,395 kcal/kg, 289 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 17.0% min
Crude Fat 8.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.3% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Linoleic Acid 1.01% min
Zinc 150 mg/kg min
Biotin 0.57 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.41% min

Oat Groats, Brewers Rice, Potato Protein, Coconut Oil, Natural Flavors, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Carrot Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Salt, Fructooligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate], L-Carnitine, Carotene, Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

3,423 kcal/kg, 291 kcal/cup

Weight Tendency to Become Overweight Daily Feeding (cup) Ideal Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
4.4 lbs 1/2 5/8
11 lbs 1 1 1/4
22 lbs 1 3/4 2
33 lbs 2 3/8 2 3/4
44 lbs 2 7/8 3 3/8
55 lbs 3 1/2 4
66 lbs 4 4 5/8
77 lbs 4 1/2 5 1/8
88 lbs 4 7/8 5 3/4
99 lbs 5 3/8 6 1/4
110 lbs 5 7/8 6 3/4
132 lbs 6 5/8 7 3/4

Feeding guides are general recommendations only. The amount of food required by your dog may vary above or below that listed in this feeding guide. It is recommended that your dog be fed 2 - 4 equal portions of the diet per day.

Ensure fresh drinking water is available at all times. Store this product in a cool, dry place.

Transition Instructions

We recommend at least a 7 day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet's digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.

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