Roxy has always been a very athletic, muscular dog with a very healthy appetite. She has been on various diets throughout the years but heavily animal based. As a vegan family we ethically struggled with this. However, I believed it was unhealthy for a dog to eat plant based and that there were no other options.
It was to my amazement at a vegan expo that a little company, Virchew, was developing a plant-based dog food in partnership with vets. This encounter inspired us to research plant-based dog diets and it quickly became clear to me that dogs are not obligate carnivores. From this point, we began transitioning Roxy towards a plant-based diet. We cooked some of her food and also fed her a plant-based kibble, all the while anticipating the launch of Virchew.
We am happy to say that we were an early adopter of Virchew. Roxy has been eating Virchew for well over a year now and really loves it. She maintains her youthful energy, muscle definition, and coat, even at 10 years.
We couldn’t be happier and more confident feeding her Virchew! - Meghan & Steven. Roxy's hoomans