My name is Kyle and I analyze dog food on my website Woof Whiskers. Looking into the nitty-gritty nutrient info and ingredient list is what I love to do and focus on when covering pet foods.
For the longest time, I didn’t take meatless dog foods seriously because from what I had seen they lacked in protein yet were relatively expensive. For some dog owners, vegan dog food was still worth it due to the environmental and animal welfare benefits while others wanted more.
Today I want to show you the data behind why Wild Earth changed my perception of what vegan dog food can be and why I’m actually recommending Wild Earth to my readers.
Wild Earth Does Protein Right
When I was reviewing Wild Earth, the biggest thing that jumped out at me was the amount of protein in the vegan formula compared to the competition. At 31% protein, Wild Earth was head and shoulders above the competition. See for yourself how Wild Earth stacks up against 11 popular vegan/vegetarian dog foods from other brands
I’ve analyzed over 1,500 dog foods and Wild Earth’s 31% is actually significantly more than the industry average of 27% of with-meat dog foods – let alone just the meatless category.
Wild Earth Lowers the Price-per-lb
The other common objection to vegan dog food was the cost. Despite having lower protein content, vegan dog foods could often be more expensive than traditional dog foods. When Wild Earth recently slashed their prices, that argument went out the window.
Wild Earth is now priced at around $2.72/lb for an 18 lb bag of dog food which puts them right around the average cost for the dog food industry as a whole and much cheaper on overage than their meatless competitors.
With so many benefits to vegan feeding, the objections to making the switch are dwindling away. I’m expecting Wild Earth to lead the expansion of vegan dog food which is why I consider them the best vegan dog food available.