Racing huskies are a special group, few other dog breeds are have a energy demanding job. Racing huskies require a great deal of energy and proper nutrition in order to be successful at running. According to a 2009 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition compared the health and red blood cell counts of six vegan dogs with six others maintained on a commercial meat-based diet for 16 weeks, including 10 weeks of competitive racing. In the race, the Vegan 6 dog team came in 4th place out of 29 packs, not to shabby but it shows that meat is not a neccasary part of a dogs diet, they get all the energy they will even need from plants. The study also Haematology results for all dogs were within the normal range throughout the study and the consulting veterinarian assessed all dogs to be in excellent physical condition. No dogs developed anaemia. On the contrary, red blood cell counts and haemoglobin values increased significantly over time in both groups. Now how can that be? That can only be if dogs where meant to burn plants as fuel, which they do very very well.