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Rooted in our love for dogs

We only want the best for our dogs, that’s why all the decisions we make are backed by science.

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Omni is nutritionally complete

So contains all the protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals for dogs to live a long happy healthy life

We know that studies have shown that 94% of wet foods and 61% of dry foods sold in the U.K. are not nutritionally complete60. That’s why at Omni every batch of our delicious complete range is analysed at the University of Nottingham to ensure it surpasses FEDIAF (The European Pet Food Industry Federation) guidelines to contain everything a dog needs to thrive.

Omni is made to a fixed formula

Every new batch of our food is made with the exact same ingredients

which not only makes it an excellent choice for dogs with sensitive tums and allergies, but avoids the nutritional deficiencies that may come with swapping ingredients in and out depending on their wholesale price.

Omni is minimally processed

All of our premium ingredients are blended and steam-baked at regular oven temperatures to maintain their vitality

Rather than use unwanted leftovers and unrecognisable chemicals to make our food, we've made a point to be completely clean label - everything in our recipes is delicious enough for humans to want to eat!

Dogs love our food

We did a taste trial with over 250 UK dog parents feeding lots of different popular meat-based foods and 91% told us that their dogs ‘Love Omni’ and the majority told us their dogs preferred Omni to the meat-based food they were feeding previously

Omni is backed by science and research

Omni is the first UK plant-based dog food to have peer-reviewed research published that shows proven health benefits for dogs eating our diets. These include improvement in stool consistency, skin and hair coat condition, and even reductions in anxiety and aggressive behaviour59

Recent studies have found that dogs may live almost 2 years longer on a plant based diet and that vegan diets may be ‘the healthiest and least hazardous’ for dogs54, 55.Plant based diets also support dogs under high physical stress, such as racing sled dog populations7.

Dogs are omnivores

Dogs adapted to become omnivores many years ago2 and have all the hallmarks of an omnivore such as producing salivary amylase61, high levels of glucokinase62 , and having Type D tastebuds63

Dogs have also shown an excellent ability to digest plant proteins across many different studies35, 64-69

Did you know that an average size dog is responsible for 770 kg CO2 a year?

Owning a medium size dog has the equivalent carbon impact of driving a land cruiser SUV over the course of a year. That’s a big carbon pawprint and most of this impact comes from the meat in their diet

Pet food is estimated to be responsible for a quarter of the environmental impacts of meat production53.

The consumption of meat by our pets is thought to contribute 64 million tonnes of C02 emissions per year

That’s the equivalent environmental impact of 13.6 million cars53,56

Our vet formulated food is plant powered and meat free making it the better option for our pets and for the planet we love.

Sustainable & Attainable

92%

less land

61%

less water

85%

less greenhouse
gases

0%

No antibiotics

If domestic pets went plant based an estimated 1 billion animals could be saved from slaughter a year

The resources used to create meat-based pet foods could be diverted to feed the entirety of the human populations of both New Zealand and Ireland!57

We make food that’s less carbon emitting

Dry, kibble based pet food is up to 7 times less carbon emitting than wet or fresh home cooked diets

Animal based proteins such as beef and chicken were singled out amongst the most carbon emitting ingredients58.

Meet our team of experts, scientists and vets

Billy

You’ll often find Billy running our online vet consultations that are available to subscribers and answering any questions you may have!

“I was drawn to the veterinary world through my love of animals and science. I’ve always had many kinds of pets and feel very lucky to be able to help animals in my day-to-day life. I currently have a rescue dog called Ro, who is the most human-like dog I’ve ever met."

Guy

As one of Omni’s Co-Founders, you’ll find Guy doing all sorts of things involved in the day to day running of our small business.

"I've been slightly dog obsessed ever since I was a young kid! Dogs bring so much joy to our lives and so dedicating my career to helping them enjoy a healthier and longer life has always felt a natural fit. I have a black Labrador called Bondie, I'm proud to say he has been thriving on Omni - and he just turned 15! It was him getting mouth cancer at 4 years of age that really got me questioning if there was a better way to feed dogs, and hence my journey with Omni began."

Miteki

You’ll often find Miteki coming up with all sorts of creative content ideas and answering any questions you may have!

“I became a vet because of my love of animals. Ever since I was young, I've loved the idea of spending my day surrounded by animals. An added benefit is that I can really help make their lives happier and more enjoyable. I have a rescue cat called Teeny Weeny- I feel like I've won the cat lottery."

Shiv

As one of Omni’s Co-Founders, you’ll find Shiv working hard on all manner of things in order to spread the plant powered word!

"Having been shocked to learn how traditional meat-based pet food is made after spending time at some of the leading manufacturers I was determined to improve the standard for dogs once I had my own cockapoo puppy, Leo. One area I am specifically proud of is that we are playing an active role in finding impactful climate solutions through our food."

Mike

As one of our advisors, you’ll find Mike, a specialist in small animal clinical nutrition, giving us his advice and technical expertise on a number of things.

Sophie

You’ll often find Sophie creating interesting veterinary information and answering any questions you may have!

“I have always loved animals and pestered my parents to have all sorts of pets. I was absolutely obsessed with our family dog and worried a lot about her when she wasn’t well but felt so reassured and safe by how kind the vet who looked after her was. That experience very much inspired me to help look after other people’s pets. I have a larger (and louder) than life Griffon Fauve de Bretagne who is the happiest and loveliest dog I know."

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FAQs

But aren’t dog’s carnivores?

Dogs are in fact nutritional omnivores as demonstrated by a robust scientific study published in the reputable journal Nature (1,2) in which it was shown that they have 30 copies of the AMY2B gene responsible for digesting plant-based foods. 

They have also evolved relatively long intestines (21) (almost as long as humans) and relatively flat surfaces on their molars (22, 31) which they use for digesting and chewing a whole range of foods. 

The common misconception that dogs are carnivores probably arises from the fact that they are classified in the order Carnivora but so are plenty of other species like bears, skunks, racoons who are omnivores and even the giant panda who thrives on a plant-based diet (20).

Is plant protein digestible to dogs?

Absolutely yes, studies which have looked at how much protein dogs can absorb from plant-based and fungi-based foods like soya and yeast demonstrated over 75% digestibility which is on par with meat-based foods (23, 24, 25, 34, 35). 

Both these protein sources also contain all 10 essential amino acids (36, 37) that dogs need to thrive.

Isn't there too much fibre in plant-based food?

The average amount of fibre in a commercial dog food diet is between 2-4%. omni’s plant-powered recipe has a fibre content of 3% which is on par with meat- based diets.

In our survey with over 200 dog owners, 100% reported that their dog’s stool consistency was either ‘normal’ or ‘perfect’ and there were no reports of any digestive upsets (data on file).

Can I mix omni with other meat-based diets?

We are proud that our recipes are nutritionally complete and so include everything your dog needs to thrive. This means omni can be fed as a sole ration. We also fully support a 'flexitarian approach' like meat free lunches or using omni as a mixer.

Every little helps to bring some of the health and environmental benefits of plant-power to meal times. Mixing omni with meat/fish will help to add variety into your dog’s diet whilst adding in healthy ingredients with a relatively low carbon footprint.

Can plant-based food provide the essential fatty acids dogs need?

All the essential fats and oils that dogs need, including omegas 3 and 6 are found in a variety of both meat and plant-based foods (28, 31). omni’s recipe is rich in plant-based sources of these nutrients so your dog will get all the essentials they need.

I hear a lot about feeding raw meat, isn’t that better?

Feeding raw meat to dogs has become a very popular trend in recent years, but most vets will warn against this practise. This is because the cooking process is vital to help kill off dangerous bacteria like E coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter (9) that have necessitated several food recalls from the market and caused serious illness and even death in both dogs and their owners (40, 41, & 42). There are also several worms and parasites that are only killed off when raw meat is cooked. Dogs are dogs, not wolves and thanks to their domestication over thousands of years, thankfully don’t need to hunt to get their grub nor do they need to eat raw meat, it's just not worth the risk.

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