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NBSV 116: Can dogs be vegan? A discussion with Laura Simonson of Virchew

You’ve heard the question before, you’ve seen all the opinions weigh in, and you’ve seen the spirited discussions on social media about it: can dogs be vegan?

Laura Simonson of Virchew [which produces plant-based meals and treats for dogs], addresses this question, the myth that dogs are carnivores, and speaks to the expansive research that’s been done on dogs who eat vegan diets.

Based in Vancouver, BC, Virchew is the first producer of 100% plant-based meals and treats for dogs powered by trail-blazing veterinary partnerships and nutrition programs: "Good for our dogs. Good for our earth. Good for our hearts” is the brand’s mantra, and Laura’s here to tell you why.

Important topics and points you don't want to miss:

>> The myth that all dogs are carnivores [and why it's not that cut and dry!]

>> Laura's expansive journey from the world of real estate, to health and wellness, to Virchew

>> How ingredients in many conventional dog foods may be causing medical issues, allergies [and what to use instead!]

Connect with Laura:

>> Virchew on Instagram

>> The Virchew website

>> Virchew on Facebook

Episode transcript:

Access a full transcript of the episode here.


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