Omni Dog Food Review – the best vegan dog food?

There are so many vegan dog foods on the market now, it’s difficult to know which one is right for your dog. So we tried Coco on this soy-based kibble – read the full Omni Dog Food Review to find out how we got on.

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Coco, the white lhasa apso dog is to the right of the picture, with her forelegs resting on a log whilst she looks towards the camera. Next to her on the left hand side of the picture is a large red and white bag of dry dog food biscuits, the packaging branded with the brand name 'omni' in red lettering against a white background. Beneath the brand name, text identifies the product as a plant-based food for senior dogs, with an illustration of a dog with its tongue out on the bottom right of the packaging. This image illustrates that this is an Omni dog food review

Omni Dog Food Review Summary

I’m very impressed with Omni’s vegan dry dog food. We had been searching for a nutritionally complete, plant-based product that would also be low enough in fat for Coco – who has suffered with pancreatitis in the past – and Omni’s senior range turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. And whilst it seems that there are a few dogs who have taken time to get used to the taste, Coco has been a big fan from the outset. So if you are looking for a vegan food for your dog, I hope you find this Omni Dog Food Review helpful.

Editor’s rating: 4.9/5

Pros

  • It’s tasty
  • Nutritionally complete
  • Competitively priced
  • Great product range

Cons

  • Slow transition for some

I’d like to thank Omni for sending me their ‘Senior Dogs’ product, and sponsoring this review. This is a genuine reflection of my thoughts about that product (and Coco’s, based on her ongoing, and enthusiastic consumption of it!) Our dog companions are too important for me to compromise on honesty.

The positives about Omni dog food

This tasty, nutritionally complete range is competitively priced, and with a product to suit almost every doggy dietary requirement. Let’s go through each positive in more detail.

It’s tasty

Coco the white lhasa apso dog eating and enjoying tasty Omni dog food from her bowl

OK, I haven’t tasted it myself, although being completely plant-based, I suppose I could. However, going on the fact that Coco wouldn’t leave the box alone before I’d even opened the delivery packaging, I think it’s safe to say that Omni smells good! And that assumption has been confirmed by Coco at every stage since.

Coco was never a fan of kibble on its own before but maybe because she likes the smell, coupled with the biscuits being relatively small, she is often quite willing to eat Omni without any accompaniment. I do tend to spray them with a water bottle a few minutes before she eats them so they soften up a bit – her teeth aren’t that great anymore – but that would be true for any dog biscuit. Overall, I didn’t have any trouble transitioning her over to this food.

The biscuits do smell appetising, even to a human, and they don’t have that awful, lingering odour that so many meat-based kibbles have. And strangely enough, Coco smells better too…seriously.

Nutritionally complete

Coco, the white lhasa apso dog is to the left of the picture, looking up towards the package in front of her. Next to her on the right hand side of the picture is a large red and white bag of dry dog food biscuits, the packaging branded with the brand name 'omni' in red lettering against a white background. Beneath the brand name, text identifies the product as a plant-based food for senior dogs, with an illustration of a dog with its tongue out on the bottom right of the packaging. This image also shows the key nutrients contained in the product, and the fact that it is vet formulated.

Omni dog food is vet-formulated and nutritionally complete, complying with all FEDIAF guidelines (the European body that sets out nutritional requirements for pet food) so you can rest assured you will be giving your canine companion the best, most appropriate nutrition.

Whilst there are still many vets who will not recommend a vegan diet for your dog, the mood is gradually changing. Increasingly, research is showing that dogs on a vegan diet may have fewer health issues and also live longer. And with Omni dog food, I am reassured that this quality range of products has been formulated by specialist vets and nutritionists, in a science-led environment. As Omni are keen to emphasise, dogs don’t need meat, they need nutrients. The fact that those nutrients come from plants is of no importance. Well, it is important to the planet, and to my vegan principles too, but you know what I mean…

Competitively priced

In comparison to other vegan dog foods available at the moment, Omni’s products are very competitively priced and even compare favourably to meat-based brands. They certainly seem to be undercutting most, if not all, of the other vegan dog foods in the UK – perhaps they have received some healthy funding in recent months.

To add to their competitive pricing, you can also benefit from Omni’s generous subscription discounts (as well as Vegan Mum’s exclusive discount code – veganmum50). Another great benefit is that as a subscription customer, you can book free online vet consultations too, so in the round, this really makes Omni a very cost-effective solution.

Great product range

At the ripe old age of 10, Coco eats Omni’s food for senior dogs, and she loves it. This product has been carefully crafted to take into account the dietary requirements of the older dog, including lower protein and fat levels, and with all the nutrients required to support their cognitive and joint health.

But Omni produce a wide range of plant-based foods for all ages and tastes, including a sensitive range to cater for those pooches with a soy intolerance. They are all vet-formulated, and apart from the toppers, they are also all nutritionally complete:

Age / needProduct
PuppyOmni plant-based food for Puppy Dogs
AdultOmni plant-based for for Adult Dogs
SeniorOmni plant-based food for Senior Dogs
Sensitivity Diet – for soy and other intolerancesOmni Adult Dogs Sensitivity Diet
‘Topper’ to add interest to dry foodOmni Toppers
Nutritionally complete wet food – ‘No Beef Casserole’Omni wet food – ‘No Beef’
Nutritionally complete wet food – ‘No Chicken Pot Pie’Omni wet food – ‘No-Chicken’

The negatives

I’ve tried hard to find any negative aspects for this Omni dog food review. I have had to update the article twice since I first wrote it, simply because they just keep putting things right! Previously, I had complained that their packaging wasn’t easily recycled – they have now introduced fully recyclable paper ‘sacks’. I also grumbled that all the products were soy-based which excluded dogs with allergies and sensitivities – they have now introduced a sensitive range that doesn’t use soy. Hmmm…

Slow transition for some

Well, I looked at Omni’s Trustpilot reviews (4.9 stars out of 5 at the time of updating this, so not much to go on!) However, it does seem that there are a few dogs – and it’s a small number – haven’t taken to the food. Now, even that could be because the dog needed a bit of time to get used to a new flavour; it must taste different to a dog, just like some vegan meat replacements taste different to us humans. But, I had to find a negative somewhere, although…it will be interesting to see if their new sensitive range resolves even that issue. I’ll update again as and when more feedback becomes available. Could it really become a 5 star review? That would be a first on Vegan Mum…

Conclusion of this Vegan Mum Omni Dog Food Review

Coco, the white lhasa apso dog is to the right of the picture, with her forelegs resting on a log whilst she looks down towards the package in front of her. Next to her on the left hand side of the picture is a large red and white bag of dry dog food biscuits, the packaging branded with the brand name 'omni' in red lettering against a white background. Beneath the brand name, text identifies the product as a plant-based food for senior dogs, with an illustration of a dog with its tongue out on the bottom right of the packaging. This image illustrates that this is an Omni dog food review

It’s probably obvious that I really like Omni’s dog food – not to eat, obviously, that’s Coco’s department – but I like the price, quality, range, and their planet-friendly and plant-based stance. And their service is good too; I have only had 1 small issue with an order which their customer service team put right immediately, and without quibble.

But the eating bit is important too, and that’s where Coco comes in. She enjoyed the sample bag that Omni originally sent us to review a year ago so much, and it was such a great match for her dietary needs, that it is now the mainstay of her diet and she has been eating it for nearly a year.

She is full of life and energy, loves her 2 healthy walks every day, and her snoozes in between. And she still has her manic play dates with Sam, the Border Collie round the corner (although I think she has cooled off a bit since the arrival of another, clearly very attractive dog further up the road).

Interestingly, Coco’s increased energy levels, and improved odour I mentioned previously, correlate with some research that Omni recently carried out, so if you’d like to see more information about that, go to their research findings here.

In conclusion, it would be lovely to think that her diet is playing a major role in her zest for life, and that I, in some small way (along with Omni obviously!) have helped to facilitate that. And if it continues to fuel her frenzied play dates with Sam the Border Collie, long may it continue…


Discount codes for Omni Dog Food

You can save money in different ways with Omni:

  • For readers of this Omni Dog Food Review, you get an exclusive 50% discount on new subscriptions (30% on one-off purchases) – use code veganmum50 at checkout
  • You can also save money by signing up for Omni’s generous subscribe and save option. Don’t forget, this also entitles you to monthly online vet consultations too

Use this link to go direct to Omni Dog Food’s website and sign up now!


FAQs

Where is Omni Dog Food made?

At the time of publishing this Omni Dog Food Review, Omni dog food is made in the UK.

Who owns Omni Pet?

Omni Pet is owned by UK based Dr Guy Sandelowsky, a working vet and thought leader in this space, and Shiv Sivakumar, an ex investment banker.

Is vegan dog food good for dogs?

In my opinion, yes. And fortunately, there are many experts who know what they are talking about who agree with me! A vegan diet is good for dogs, providing it is nutritionally complete. Whilst the British Veterinary Association is not yet ready to agree wholeheartedly, there are now many research results and findings that suggest not only is it good for dogs, it is actually better for them! Have a read of this North American Scientific Paper as an example.


I hope you have enjoyed Vegan Mum’s Omni Dog Food Review. You’ll find links below to more reviews and guides:

Penny Barkas


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