Though many people, some vegans included, believe dogs should not follow a vegan diet, Ellen Degeneres begs to differ. As a vegan and co-owner of Halo, Purely For Pets, she advocates a meat-free lifestyle for canines. Halo just launched Vegan Garden Medley for Dogs, an all-natural vegan dog food that is also recommended for dogs that have sensitivities to animal- or dairy-derived ingredients.
Ellen Degeneres promotes vegan diet for dogs but not cats
Degeneres, who became part-owner of Halo in 2008, feeds her dogs a vegan-friendly diet, but because cats are obligate carnivores, the daytime show host continues to feed her cats the meat-based Halo Spot’s Stew for cats. (Halo will not be developing a vegan cat formula.)
Halo is committed to using the highest quality, natural ingredients in its products, DeGeneres says, “One of the things I really believe is that if you’re going to have pets you should treat them like you’d treat yourself. I don’t mean you should treat them to new shoes or a fancy car – I’m talking about the basics; a nice bed, fun toys and good food.”
Vegan Garden Medley for Dogs
So if this new dog food is meat-free, what does it contain? Vegan Garden Medley is gently made with nutrient-rich chickpeas, assorted garden vegetables and nourishing oils (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, canola oil, flaxseed and sunflower oils). Peas and chickpeas provide easily digestible protein. Pearled barley, oat groats and potatoes are digestible carbohydrates and fiber. Antioxidants, fiber and vitamins come from colorful fruits and vegetables – sweet potatoes, blueberries, carrots and cranberries. The experts at Halo say Vegan Garden Medley contains the same essential nutrients as in meat-based protein diets.
If you are one of the estimated 1.2 million vegan dog owners in the U.S., there are limited options if you want to feed your dog a diet that reflects your lifestyle. Vegan Garden Medley is a high quality, complete and balanced formula that is easily digestible and includes a special vegan blend of vitamins, minerals and other trace nutrients to ensure your dog is well-nourished.