If you’re unsure of the benefits of Vegan Dog Treats for your dog, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve covered every reason why it’s recommended to balance your dog’s diet with ‘treats without meat’.
Meat-based treats have typically been the traditional way to treat your dog, however at Miro & Makauri we are passionate about balancing a dog’s diet with vegan dog treats, but are we right in our ethos, enterprise and endeavours?
In this article, we will comprehensively look at the health benefits of vegan dog treats for your dog.
After seven years since launching MaksPatch Veggie Dog Treats to the UK Pet Industry and selling over 10 million vegan dog treats, we have seen and witnessed the benefits for our customers dogs.
So, get reading and start your dog’s journey to a healthier life with vegan dog treats.
Part 1: Vegan Dog Treats - The 5 Health Benefits for your Dog
One of the primary advantages of vegan dog treats is that they are typically easier for dogs to digest. Meat-based treats can be heavy on a dog's stomach, leading to gastrointestinal discomfort or even allergies in some cases. Vegan dog treats are lighter and gentler on your dog's digestive system, making them a great option for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
Food allergies are not uncommon in dogs, and many can be sensitive to certain proteins in meat. Vegan dog treats are typically free from common allergens like beef, chicken, and fish making vegan dog treats a better choice for dogs prone to food allergies.
3. Weight Management
Vegan dog treats can be a valuable tool for weight management for your dog. Many vegan dog treats are lower in calories and fat compared to meat-based options, making them a suitable choice for dogs on a weight loss or maintenance diet.
However not all vegan dog treats are created equal, unlike the sweet potato & peas based MaksPatch Veggie dog treats, some vegan dog treats are made with white potato, which contain starch that converts into sugars when broken down which can increase a dog’s weight.
Many vegan dog treats are designed in various shapes and textures that can help a dogs dental health. The MaksPatch ‘BumpiBone’ pictured below has been made with grooves and bumps that can help remove plaque and tartar from your dog's teeth as they chew.
Vegan dog treats are often made with high-quality ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals, and fibre. One of the core ingredients in the ‘MaksPatch vegan dog treat range is sweet potato which not only helps your dog’s digestive system due to high dietary fibre, this core ingredient contains many essential vitamins such as B6, C and A providing important antioxidants, helps reduce inflammation and cognitive ageing, helps glucose generation, red blood cell & nervous System function, hormone regulation and immune response. High quality ingredients indeed!
Part 2: Vegan Dog Treats - The Health Benefits for the planet
By opting for vegan dog treats, you're making a more sustainable choice that aligns with the Miro & Makauri ethos of responsibly and sustainability towards the environment.
In my next article we will look at the ways in which you can become a more sustainable dog owner which includes choosing vegan dog treats in your dog’s diet making it an important part of that transition to becoming a more eco-conscious dog owner.
Conclusion – Feeding My Dog Vegan Dog Treats
Sticking to the traditional belief of treating your dog with just meat-based products can be more than just hinderance to the planet; they can be a barrier to your dog’s health and wellbeing. Vegan dog treats offer a hugely important range of health benefits for your dog and their use of high-quality ingredients and lower environmental impact make them an excellent choice for conscientious pet owners.
However, it's essential to remember that not all vegan dog treats are created equal. Before introducing any new treats into your dog's diet, consult with your veterinarian to ensure they meet your pet's specific dietary needs. By making informed choices, you can help your dog enjoy a happier, healthier, and more sustainable life.
At Miro & Makauri, we hope this article answered your questions on the benefits of vegan dog treats, a treat without meat!
FAQ’s which type of Vegan Dog Treats are best?
Potato VS Sweet Potato - Which is better for your Dog?
We are often asked, why are Mak's Patch veggie dog Treats are made with Sweet Potato and not just say Potato?
The reason is that sweet potatoes are not only great for your dogs digestive system because of their high dietary fibre content but they are also low in fat and contain many essential vitamins such as B6, C and A .
But what does it mean for my dog to be getting these vitamins?
Vitamin C is an important Antioxidant. It helps reduce inflammation and cognitive ageing.Vitamin B6 is vital for any Dog, this is responsible for Glucose Generation, Red Blood Cell and Nervous System Function, Hormone Regulation, Immune Response, Niacin Synthesis and Gene Activation....Basically this is very important for any Dog!
Vitamin A is found not only in Sweet Potato but also in Carrot, it is responsible for good vision, growth, fetal development, immune function and cell function.
So what's wrong with using Potatoes?
There's nothing wrong with using potato, they do contain some dietry fibre, they do also contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Potassium but nowhere near as much as Sweet Potato and the benefits Sweet Potato provides
Potatoes are also made up of Starch, when when broken down turns into sugars, which means your dog gains weight, in addition if you have a diabetic dog these sorts of foods should be avoided.
So Which is Better?
The choice is yours! but for all round better health for your dog and even for you the health benefits of Sweet Potato massively outweighs those of Potato, which as why Mak's Patch Veggie Dog Treats are made up of over 70% Sweet Potato & Peas.