Frequently asked questions

Can dogs lead a vegan lifestyle?

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It is true that dogs belong to the order Carnivora, but they are actually omnivores. The canine body has the ability to transform certain amino acids, the building blocks or protein, into others, meaning that dogs can get all the amino acids they need while avoiding meat. A study based on genomics, published in the nature magazine proves that dogs have evolved to digest carbohydrates and starch. Based on our experience, we find that dogs are healthier and more energetic on vegan diets and also experience less bad breath and body odor. Bramble a vegan border collie lived a healthy life upto the age of 27!

Are all your products vegan?

Yes, all of our food, treats, bath and body products are vegan, sourced in nature and eco friendly!

Does the food or treats have Curry or Peppers in it?

There is no Curry or Pepper in the food. Curry and Pepper are the names of our fur kids!

Do I need to add any supplements to the food?

The food contains 22% protein and is supplemented with vegan sources of Taurine, essential aminos, minerals and vitamins. We do not add L-Carnitine* in our food as it readily absorbs moisture from air and would reduce the shelf life of our food. While We personally don’t supplement our dogs food with L-Carnitine as it is not yet proven to prevent heart diseases.There is currently study going on at Tuft University on the role of L-Carnitine and heart disease in dogs, based on the recent findings of high levels of TMAO in L-Carnitne and cause for heart disease in human. Read More...

If you wish to supplement the food with L-carnitine, Swanson Vitamins sells a superior form called acetyl-l-carnitine for $19.99 per 90 750mg capsules made by NOW Foods.

*L-carnitine is a helpful supplement to help transport fatty acid into the cells. It, combined with alpha lipolic acid, can literally rejuvenate mitochondria in old animals according to Dr. Lester Packer.

Have trouble identifying your dogs dosha?

Dogs can be of mixed dosha. Take our quiz to identify the predominant dosha. The dosha with the highest score is the predominant or primary dosha.

Do the Dosha’s change with time?

Yes, the dosha can change over time and/or with season. We recommend that you take the quiz every 3-4 months to identify the primary dosha. Generally we recommend selecting products based on the primary dosha or rotating the food and treats based on the seasons.

If you need help selecting the right product combinations for your pet, call us: 408 780 BARK or email us bark@currynpepper.com

How do I incorporate Ayurveda in my dogs daily routine?

Incorporating Dosha based Curry n Pepper food, treats, bath & body products in your dogs daily routine makes it easy to create an Ayurveda based regime. Subscribe to our  Blog to learn how to easily incorporate Ayurveda in your dogs daily regime.

How is Curry n Pepper food different from other vegan dog foods?

Curry n Pepper food and treats are packed with sprouted superfoods, real vegetables, fruits and herbs instead vegetable pomaces based on your pets constitution. Our food is prepared with love, care and consciousness from scratch in order to provide pawsitive nourishment to our best friend. Unlike most dry food that is extruded, we bake our food.

Can dogs with allergies or other GI issues eat Curry n Pepper food?

Yes. Our food is inspired by our dogs who suffered from gastroenteritis and Brownie severe seasonal allergies. Our food is free of the common allergens like Wheat, Corn, Soy, Gluten, gums/binders, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

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My dog is sensitive to some ingredients; can you create a custom formula?

Contact us at bark@currynpepper.com and we can create custom vegan formula that meets your pet's need.

COMING SOON - Starting 2017, our dog food will be free of Rice and Rice protein too! Stay connected on our FB and Twitter pages for more details.

What is the shelf life of the food/treats?

Our food will stay good for upto 6 months from the date of manufacture. There is a “Use By” stamp on all of the perishable products. If you wish to lengthen the shelf of the products beyond the Use By date, please refrigerate the product.

How is the food preserved, since you do not use preservatives?

We dehydrate our food and treats and package it in s special packaging to help keep the contents fresh!

Can Curry n Pepper food be combined with other foods?

Absolutely. Curry n Pepper food can be fed on it own (our dogs thrive on it!) or combined with other non-prescription diets. A lot of our non-vegan clients choose to mix Curry n Pepper food with raw diets or other vegan/non-vegan homemade recipes in a 1:1 ratio. If you would like mix our food with prescription diets, please consult your vet before making the change.

Where can I buy the products?

Our products are currently available online on our WEBSTORE or ETSY.

We hold pop-up stores from time to time at various locations; follow us on social media to learn more about our upcoming events.

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