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Perfectly Nutritious

Utterly Delicious

Science Based Nutrition


Everything, from the nutrients in our diets, to the ingredients providing those nutrients, are backed by evidence of safety, efficacy and benefit. Scientific literature regarding essential nutrient requirements, and additional beneficial nutrients are backed up with our own trials, where appropriate.

At Vivus we work hand in hand with leading researchers in the field, our methods and formulations are guided by an ever-changing world of scientific discovery! Our team not only includes a board-certified veterinary nutritionist, but human food technologists and scientists, who bring their expertise in making food, not feed.

Our goal is always to nourish, not just sustain, our fur-mily.

Simply Nutritious Treats


These yummy, bite-sized, nutritious treats are the perfect high-value tidbits for training and rewarding your pup! The treats feature wholesome ingredients, combined into a mouth-watering, tasty, hypoallergenic treat. These treats are protein packed thanks to the beans, chickpeas and nutritional yeast. Miso, a fermentation product, packs an umami punch, but, more importantly, is full of probiotics and vitamins to promote a healthy gut. Hemp oil, flax seeds, and algae oil bring complimentary omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids for anti-inflammatory, skin and coat health.

Yes you can feed them, guilt free!

Why our food is so good?

Sarah Dodd BVSc, MSc, PhD, DECVCN

Dr. Dodd is a practising veterinarian and board-certified veterinary nutritionist. After completing her veterinary degree at Massey University, New Zealand, Dr. Dodd returned to Canada to undertake further education in veterinary nutrition, including Masters and PhD degrees as well as clinical nutrition training, culminating at the end of her residency with board certification. Her research has focused on plant-based diets for companion animals, and when she isn’t working on plant-based pet foods, Dr. Dodd can be found travelling Ontario attending veterinary calls for local farmed animal sanctuaries and rescues.

We innovate, research and formulate science-
based vegan nutritious pet food

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Nutrition We Love, Ingredients We Are Proud Of

Here’s a sample of the quality ingredients we use in our products and why!

Lentils

  • Heart-healthy legume demonstrated to maintain whole blood and plasma taurine when fed to dogs. Rich in polyphenols and other bioactive compounds with health-promoting effects
  • Natural source of minerals, including iron, zinc, copper and selenium, B-vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine and folate) and vitamin E
  • Source of highly-digestible essential amino acids
  • Rich source of slowly digestible prebiotic fibre. Promotes healthy, regular bowel movements
  • Stimulates growth and activity of healthy hindgut bacteria

Teff

  • One of the most ancient grains, originally of African origin
  • High in protein, rich in essential amino acids
  • Natural source of minerals including calcium and iron, folic acid and antioxidants
  • Natural source of minerals including calcium and iron, folic acid and antioxidants
  • Rich source of antioxidants Protect against oxidative stress-related disease
  • High in protein, rich in essential amino acids including lysine, methionine, cystine and threonine
  • Natural source of vitamin E
  • Source of dietary fibre
  • Promotes healthy, regular bowel movements
  • Stimulates growth and activity of healthy hindgut bacteria
  • Strengthens the gut mucosal barrier
  • Gluten-free ancient grain

Sunflower Seed Meal

  • Rich source of omega-6 fatty acids including the essential linoleic acid
  • Improves skin and hair coat
  • Rich source of antioxidants
  • Natural source of minerals including calcium and iron, folic acid and antioxidants
  • Protect against oxidative stress-related disease
  • High in protein, rich in essential amino acids including lysine, methionine, cystine and threonine
  • Natural source of vitamin E
  • Source of dietary fibre o Promotes healthy, regular bowel movements
  • Stimulates growth and activity of healthy hindgut bacteria
  • Recycled from sunflower oil production
  • Super sustainable

Quinoa

  • Ancient grain of Andean origin
  • Induces beneficial shifts in gut microbiome in dogs
  • Rich in protein and essential amino acids
  • Natural source of vitamins and minerals
  • Protect against oxidative stress-related disease
  • Contains beneficial phytochemicals
  • Antioxidant activity
  • Source of fibre
  • Promotes healthy, regular bowel movements
  • Stimulates growth and activity of healthy hindgut bacteria
  • Increased production of short-chain fatty acids nourishes the colonocytes (the cells lining the gut)
  • Strengthens the gut mucosal barrier
  • Mitigate colonization by pathogenic organisms
  • Gluten-free ancient grain
  • Super sustainable

Chickpeas

  • Rich in high-quality protein, excellent essential amino acid profile
  • Highly digestible protein and carbohydrate source
  • Source of essential linoleic acid
  • Natural source of macrominerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium
  • Natural source of B vitamins (riboflavin, niacin, thiamine and folate) and vitamin A precursor B-carotene
  • Source of slowly-fermentable fibre
  • Promotes healthy, regular bowel movements
  • Stimulates growth and activity of healthy hindgut bacteria
  • Increased production of short-chain fatty acids nourishes the colonocytes (the cells lining the gut)
  • Strengthens the gut mucosal barrier
  • Mitigate colonization by pathogenic organisms
  • Shift colonic fermentation from proteolytic to saccharolytic
  • Rich in phytochemicals

Peanut Flour

  • Rich in protein
  • Contain beneficial phytonutrients
  • Source of fibre
  • Promotes healthy, regular bowel movements
  • Stimulates growth and activity of healthy hindgut bacteria
  • Increased production of short-chain fatty acids nourishes the colonocytes (the cells lining the gut)
  • Strengthens the gut mucosal barrier
  • Mitigate colonization by pathogenic organisms
  • Natural source of vitamins including B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folic acid) and vitamin E
  • Natural source of macro- and microminerals
  • Recycled from peanut oil production
  • Super sustainable

Algae Oil

  • Locally grown in Canada and the USA
  • Sustainable source of marine omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA
  • Improves learning and healthy brain function in dogs
  • Reduces pain and inflammation in arthritic dogs
  • Superior oxidative stability to anchovy oil
  • Safe and efficacious source of EPA and DHA for growing puppies

Yeast

  • Source of beta-glucans
  • Reduces plasma glycemic values, serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Reduces inflammatory marker TNF-a
  • Increases satiety marker GLP-1
  • Source of mannoproteins
  • Beneficial effect on specific and nonspecific immune responses in adult and senior dogs
  • Rich in highly-digestible protein

Flaxseed Oil

  • Rich source of omega-3 fatty acids including the essential alpha-linolenic acid
  • Increases concentration of serum omega-3 fatty acids
  • Increases proportion of serum polyunsaturated to saturated fatty acids
  • Improves skin and hair coat in dogs