How to slash your dog's carbon pawprint
Your dog's carbon pawprint might be higher than your carbon footprint. But now, your pooch can join the food fight against climate change, too.
Yes, you read that right... your dog can eat vegan food! And it can help us save the planet.
You can watch my chat with Steve Hutchins, co-founder of DoGood, to find out how plant-based dog food is a sustainable and nutritious alternative for our four-legged friends.
Listen to Steve's fascinating story behind DoGood, learn how your dog can safely join meat-free Mondays, and uncover the forgotten environmental impact of our pets' diet.
Chow down on 20% off plant-based dog food!
Use code FLOOP20 at wearedogood.co.uk.
Steve references some studies during our chat. We love sharing science, and you can find them listed below:
Pet food is responsible for 25-30% of the environmental impact of animal agriculture https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181301
An area twice the size of the UK is now needed to feed the world's pets https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2020/area-twice-siz-of-uk-needed-to-feed-worlds-pets
Domesticated dogs are omnivores that have evolved genetic differences from the carnivorous wolf ancestors, most notably 28X the gene AMY2B responsible for starch digestion https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235375792_The_genomic_signature_of_dog_domestication_reveals_adaptation_to_a_starch-rich_diet
Peer-reviewed study showing that dogs can thrive on a vegan diet, providing it is nutritionally complete & balanced https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/6/9/57
Study on sprint-racing huskies fed a vegan and meat-based diet https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19480731/
The Veterinary Record study estimates that 65% of dogs in the UK are overweight https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5806590/
The latest research just released following 2,600 dogs fed a vegan, raw meat, or conventional meat-based diet over the space of a year, with results indicating the vegan diets have the best health outcomes https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.026566