Pet Nutrition Research Makes More U.S. Headlines

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Sarah Dodd and her dog Peppa

A Psychology Today blog post has cited University of Guelph research on the prevalence of pet owners feeding their pets exclusively vegan diets.

The post described the author’s decision to switch himself and his dog to a vegan diet, and noted the recent research of  Sarah Dodd, a PhD candidate in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Population Medicine, and Prof. Adronie Verbrugghe of OVC’s Department of Clinical Studies.

They and colleagues conducted a survey that found that 35 per cent of pet owners whose pets ate conventional diets expressed interest in switching their animals to vegan diets.

The full findings on the survey on plant-based (vegan) diets for pets can be found in the journal PLoS ONE.