Vondi’s Holistic Pet Nutrition is a registered nutritional pet food that is natural, wholesome and free of preservatives. We use REAL veggies, olive oil and FRESHLY picked herbs.
Vondi’s has developed a balanced vegan diet, which ensures your pet companion gets all the right nutrition without including meat in his/her diet.
Vegans and vegetarians are often faced with an ethical dilemma in choosing the best diet for their companion canines, taking into consideration not only their own beliefs but also the best interests of the dog/s they are taking care of.
Some may still argue that a vegan diet for a dog is unnatural in some way, but it is important to note that in nature dogs wouldn’t be eating the food that they are commonly fed by people.
It is possible to feed dogs a non-meat diet that is both nutritious and balanced. In Europe there are plenty of commercially available vegan diet options for pets. We feel there is no reason why vegan and vegetarian pet lovers in South Africa shouldn’t have the same choice.
As such Vondi’s Holistic Pet Nutrition has developed a balanced vegan diet, based on meticulous research, where you can be assured that your companion will receive all the correct nutrition that will enable them to lead happier, healthier lives.
Recipe and nutritional value
The nutritional value of any meal – whether for a human or a pet, a meat eater or a vegan – largely depends on two important considerations: The cooking method used to prepare the food, and the choice and quality of the ingredients.
Vondi’s has always followed a scientific approach to the preparation of food and therefore certain ingredients are left to simmer on a low heat, while others are left raw. This very special Vondi’s cooking process ensures maximum nutritional value and digestibility.
Our choice of ingredients is informed by scientific and nutritional data. Our recipes are formulated to be completely balanced and nutritious, helping to ensure a long, healthy life for your pet.
We only ever use real, natural and wholesome foods that are completely free of preservatives.
Our favourite ingredients and their associated benefits:
- Brown rice
A great source of healthy carbohydrates and energy.
High in protein and rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B17, B6 and folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Millets contain no gluten.
Contains high levels of protein and essential amino acids. It is one of the best vegetable sources of iron.
High in energy and rich in Vitamin B1, B3, B6 and B9. Also very rich in vitamin C and phosphorus.
- Pearl barley
Contains all eight essential amino acids. Considered a whole grain, dehulled barley still has its bran and germ making it an especially healthy and nutritious food.
- Wheat germ
A concentrated source of several essential nutrients including vitamin E, folic acid, phosphorous, zinc and magnesium. Also contains essential fatty acids.
- Rolled oats
An excellent source of thiamine, iron and dietary fibre. Fibre is helpful in reducing cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. Also contains beta-glucan, which helps to control blood sugar levels and stimulate the immune system to fight off bacterial infections.
Rich in the nutrient betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health. Betaine also protects against liver disease, particularly the buildup of fatty deposits in the liver caused by protein deficiency or diabetes.
- Butternut squash
Extremely rich in vitamin A and B-carotene.
- Sweet potato
Rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre, beta carotene, vitamin c and vitamin B6.
Contains high amounts of vitamin C and soluble fibre, as well as multiple nutrients.
Rich in iron, which builds blood, promotes oxygen absorption, gives good pigment to skin and hair, and nourishes the nerves, muscles and internal organs. Also refreshes bad breath.
Contains a wealth of minerals and thus a must for any pet food. Builds strong teeth, bones, cartilage and nails. Gives energy, vitality and strength, promotes healing of wounds and aids with digestion. Is an eye strengthener, helps to fight infection and maintain the health and strength of the entire body.
Cleanses kidneys and bladder, reduces acidity and improves circulation to muscles and joints.
A miracle herb and a powerful natural disinfectant which helps to destroy harmful bacteria in the animal’s system and detoxify the body. Tones the lymphatic cells and helps purify the bloodstream and intestines. Prevents viruses from multiplying and creates hostile conditions that repel most parasites and strengthens the immune system.
- Variety of freshly picked organic herbs
The medicinal and mineral wealth in herbs is well documented and essential to the health of all animals. Herbs contribute to the successful treatment of skin allergies and eczema, bad breath, bladder disorders, obesity, eye ailments, diabetes, cancer and nervousness.
- Calcium gluconate
Essential for living organisms, particularly in cell physiology and as a major material used in the mineralisation of bones.
- Zinc gluconate
A popular form for the delivery of zinc as a dietary supplement.
Necessary for normal skeletal muscle functioning.
Needed for the transportation of fatty acids for the generation of metabolic energy.
Delivery options: Create a mixed box with any of our other frozen pet foods. Sold in boxes of 40.