"Technically, dogs can get protein from sources other than meat," says Dr. Jillian Pagano of West Chelsea Veterinary in New York City. "I'm totally okay with vegan and vegetarian treats, but if you plan for your dog to go entirely vegan, it's best to consult with your vet to be sure your dog is getting a balanced diet."
Luckily, there are plenty of foods out there that you can use to painlessly expose your pooch to veganism, and none of them will cost you a paw and a leg.
Check out these healthy vegan options for your four-legged friend. Some of them are even human-grade, so you may find yourself bonding with Fido over (healthy!) midnight snacks.
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