For Senior Dogs
Nutritionally complete with all the essential proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals that your dog needs to thrive
Vet formulated and grounded in science
Balanced in protein
Supportive of joints
Low in fat
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Nutritionally complete food made with natural omegas, low fat, and L-carnitine & vitamin E, to support joints and cognitive health for dogs in their golden years (7 years +).
Potato, Pea Starch, Potato Protein, Brown Rice, Hi-Pro Soya, Dried Yeasts, Oats, Peas, Pea Protein, Minerals, Carrot, Hydrolysed Vegetables, Lentils, Rapeseed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Micro Algae, Blueberries, Prebiotic FOS, Cranberries, Pumpkin
Protein - 26%
Fat - 7.5%
Fibre - 3%
Vitamins and minerals - 7%
Vitamins and minerals Supplemented (per Kg):
Vitamins: Vitamin A 25,000iu, Vitamin D3 1,800iu, Vitamin E 245iu, Taurine 2,000mg, L’Carnitine 1,000mg.
Amino Acids: Methionine 2,500mg.
Trace Elements: Zinc (as Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate) 70mg, Zinc (as Zinc Chelate of Glycine Hydrolysates) 50mg, Manganese (as Manganous Sulphate Monohydrate) 25mg, Iron (as Iron (II) Sulphate Monohydrate) 30mg, Copper (as Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate) 10mg, Iodine (as Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 1.56mg, Selenium (as Organic Selenium 3b8.10) 0.2mg.
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Our recipe includes naturally occurring OMEGA 3 & 6 from microalgae & rapeseed oil to support joint health and 26% protein which is balanced for older dogs kidney and liver health. It’s also our lowest fat (7.5%) formulation to help prevent excess weight gain as dogs metabolism can slow down with age. Our food has been taste-tested by dogs in their golden years (and us) to make sure it’s absolutely delicious. We’ve made a point to only include premium plant-based ingredients that us humans like to eat too, like pumpkin, sweet potatoes and blueberries, rich in antioxidants to help ward off free radicals and disease.
Packed with high quality, science backed ingredients.
Carrots contain essential vitamins and minerals like beta carotene which dog’s convert to Vitamin A. They are also rich in vitamin K and potassium, great for your dogs eyes and immune system.
Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, fibre, and vitamins C and K, which support your dog’s immune system.
Algae is a superfood and a great source of protein, fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Soya is an amazing source of bodybuilding protein with ALL 10 ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS a healthy dog needs to thrive. It’s easily digested and has been shown to possibly lower cholesterol levels in humans.
Cranberries may help prevent urinary tract infections by preventing the bacteria and fungi from latching onto the wall of the urinary tract.
Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A and zinc and is great for your dog’s skin and coat. It also contains high amounts of an amino acid cucurbitacin, which is toxic to many common dog parasites and may help to expel worms.
Sweet potatoes provide an excellent source of dietary fibre, which may help the digestive system function more effectively. In humans, eating fibre on a regular basis has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers. They are highly nutritious and loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals too including Vitamin A, C, B3, B5, B6 manganese and copper.
Peas are rich in iron and calcium, and high in fibre. Pea protein is highly digestible in dogs and contains many of the amino acids needed for healthy body functions. It is also rich in lysine and iron which help to promote a healthy immune system and muscle growth.
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Don’t dogs need meat?
Lots of people think dogs require meat in their diet but there is scientific evidence to prove that dogs thrive on plant-based diets (7, 11, 31, 54). In fact some of the longest living dogs on record were fed entirely plant-based, like Guinness World Record holder Bramble, who lived to the age of 25 (16, 17). In one study reported by world renowned vet and professor of animal welfare at The University of Winchester Dr. Andrew Knight, the median life expectancy of plant-based dogs was reported to be almost 13 years old (11), which is above average (32) and in certain parts of the world like India and Sri-lanka dogs have also been thriving on plant-based diets for generations (18).
Moreover, a recent peer reviewed study that monitored thousands of dogs eating various diets found that those on vegan diets lived up to 18 months longer than those eating conventional meat-based diets (54). Another research group found that dogs eating vegan diets required fewer lifetime medications and needed to visit the vet less frequently for health concerns (55). There’s now even data to show that plant-based dogs experience health benefits that their meat-eating counterparts don’t, such as improvements in gut health, resolution of skin complaints and reduction in anxious behaviours like aggression (59). One study also showed that dogs suffering from vitamin D deficiency after being fed a variety of popular meat based diets saw a resolution in their deficiency after switching to a vet formulated vegan dry food diet (72). The take home message is that dogs do not require meat, they need protein but this can come from delicious plant-based sources too (4, 5, 6, 31).
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. Dogs also have other hallmarks of an omnivore such as producing salivary amylase (61), high levels of glucokinase (62) ,and having Type D tastebuds (63).
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, 64-69). 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 taste test trials with over 200 dog guardians, 100% of participants reported that their dog’s stool consistency was either ‘normal’ or ‘perfect’ and there were no reports of any digestive upsets*. Additionally, recent peer reviewed research that was published in a scientific journal showed that out of 100 dogs eating the Omni diet for up to a year, 90% with watery faeces saw an improvement after switching from a meat-based diet to Omni and 86% of dogs with soft faeces became more firm/normal after switching to Omni (59).
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. For those not quite ready to go fully plant-basee, 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.
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 provides the necessary essential fatty acids required to thrive.
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