Plant-based foods for dogs are good for our dogs, good for our earth, and good for our hearts. If plants can do all this, why are we not feeding all of the dogs in our world these powerful foods? We feel it's just the right thing to do.
There are as many mysterious digestive issues as there are types of dogs. Just as in humans, the causes are unlimited and most often, puzzling.
Rowdy here, is now a good pooper!
VIRCHEW IS DELIVERING DELECTABLE DELIGHT!
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Virchew is transforming the dog food industry by serving up the first plant-based meals and treats for dogs powered by trail-blazing veterinary nutrition programs - with a dogged focus on skin, digestive and preventative solutions.
Plus, we deliver or ship right to your dog's door.
*We always develop our meals according to AAFCO Guidelines with a team of (really awesome) Board-Certified Veterinary Nutritionists.
When dogs are fed clean, nourishing, plant-based foods the health results are life-changing.
Otis, Milo and Jazz here, are thriving testaments to the power of plants in their diet.
Our Bowls & Treats
Your dog is gonna dig our first recipe - the incredibly delectable, LOVE Bowl. This bowl, and our plant-powered treats, have the chops for your dog to thrive.
Our foods are also a possible therapeutic solution for food sensitivities such as skin or digestive issues.
Spring 2022 - Update
"Should dogs go vegan? Large-scale study suggests plant-based diet is healthiest and safest."
Is it time for dogs to go vegan? There is a growing movement promoting vegan dog diets, with Formula 1 legend Lewis Hamilton the most prominent proponent.
Now in what the authors believe is the first large-scale study comparing vegan with meaty dog diets, the results suggest a nutritionally sound vegan diet could bring health benefits and fewer hazards for man’s best friend.
“Every day there is new information about the link between a plant-based diet and disease prevention. Why would it not be the same for our beloved dogs who are prone to many of the same diseases?”
Kathy Kramer, DVM, CVA, DABVP
Medical Director, Vancouver Animal Wellness
“The Virchew diets will have endless benefits for our canine patients, both from a preventative and therapeutic approach and will provide a lucrative business opportunity for veterinarians as well.“
Manju Arora, DVM, MBA
Previous owner, Queen's Park Pet Hospital
New Westminster, BC
“Virchew is my answer towards a holistic wellness approach to healing – a plant-based, well-balanced diet supported by research. I have no doubt that this revolutionary approach to patient care through diet is going to take the world by storm.”
Radica Raj, DVM
Owner, Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care
North Vancouver, BC
Our Veterinary Nutrition
Programs & Partnerships
Does your dog have a chronic health issue or a food sensitivity (skin or digestive) that could be linked to nutrition? Or, are you excited about feeding your pooch a plant-based diet but it would give you comfort to monitor its diet?
Virchew is the first plant-based brand for dogs to develop veterinary nutrition programs for veterinarians and their patients.
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What we stand (or sit) for.
We believe in always doing the right thing. We strive to give to the greatest good. We make meals and treats that are good for our dogs, good for our earth, and good for our hearts. Health, sustainability, and compassion aren’t just marketing words, they are part of our DNA.
As a woman-led and managed company, we're demonstrating the impact of diversity in business!
Even though we've been researching and preparing for a decade, we’re just getting started.
Peace, love, dogs,
Laura Simonson, Seva (Top Dog) and the Virchew Crew
We asked our customer dogs to speak & here's what we heard.
We fully believed in the power of plants for our dogs after 20-years of experience. However, we're doggone delighted with the happy tummies and healthy results!
Feeding Fido shouldn't be a moral dilemma.
Virchew is good for our dogs, good for our earth, and good for our hearts.
A winning trifecta of virtuous good!