Thursday, February 01, 2007

vegan dogs

miniature australian shepherd
age 2
slightly obese
just starting to be a vegan

organic carrots
organic celery
organic black soybean pasta
textured vegetable protein
nutritional yeast

toy poodle
age 17
eats vegan/vegetarian food regularly

clementine slices
organic tofu
organic soymilk smoothie
organic peanut butter
bean sprouts
organic apple

"Supermarket pet foods are often composed of ground-up parts of animals deemed by Agriculture Department inspectors unfit for human consumption. The flesh of animals who fall into one of the categories of the four Dā€™s ā€“ dead, dying, diseased, or disabled ā€“ is what often goes into pet food. Many of these animals have died of infections, dehydration, or exposure to extreme heat or cold. In all but a few states, it is legal to remove unusable parts from chickens and sell them to pet food manufacturers. For example, some cheap or generic kibble-type dog food contains ground-up feathers. In the chicken inspection lines, deformed or tumorous legs are often cut off and put in a separate area for nonhuman consumption. Also, most pet foods contain the same hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics that are found in commercial meat products for humans."


Blogger Carol said...

Hey, VEGGIE DOGS!!!! Its just amazing to see them. Lovely pics.

And hey, just check this pet ecards. I hope u'll like them

10:37 PM  
Blogger ashley moyers said...

will those dogs actually eat that food? that's pretty amazing, most dogs i know hate veggies.

you can buy vegan dogfood at organic stores.

5:49 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

stella likes vegetables a lot. i think from eating vegan and mostly raw foods she feels fuller for longer and has more energy. she doesn't beg for food as much as she used to. she has been eating vegetables for a while now just from me giving her pieces of whatever i am cooking for myself. she gets most excited for carrots and popcorn.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Tao Lin said...

vegan dogfood is bad

dogfood is bad

binky likes to eat red peppers cut into small pieces

i want to feed stella

you, me, and stella can eat together

11:57 PM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

we should eat on the floor with stella like when he did in the computer room. she would just lay calmly and wait for us to feed her things. i dont think she would go on a rampage to eat everything. that would be good.

2:30 PM  
Blogger ashley moyers said...

maybe the dogs i know are too conditioned to like dog food, who knows. maybe they put addictive substances in dog food to make dogs beg and therefore owners buy more dogfood. like potato chips do to people.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Hey! This is the first time that I am seeing a vegetarian dog... It's really very unusual...They've got good habits huh

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh this is really sad - I love nature and i love animals and whilst I respect human vegetarian and vegan choices,i think its unfair to push your beliefs on an animal that's designed to eat animal protein to be healthy! I believe that its the farming, feeding and slaughtering process of commercial livestock that is inhumane. Yes the industry pumps animals full of hormones and antibiotics and this is exactly why this meat should be avoided - what goes into pet food is even worse!!!!! I eat only free range organic, locally reared chicken myself and avoid all other meats altogether but both my dogs exist happily on a free range organic home prepared raw meat diet (from sources I have carefully inspected so i know the animals were happy and healthy), with added veggies and supplements - this is right for a dog. Dogs can have terrible health issues as a result of not eating animal protein - please dont subject them to this

8:10 AM  
Blogger Goobygirl said...

It's not pushing a vegetarian/vegan agenda on your dog. Dogs are nutritional omnivores, they do quite nicely on vegetarian or vegan diets. The oldest dog a few years ago was a vegan border collie at age 27.

Children would choose to eat cocoa puffs cereal or pizza all day long if we let them, but we don't because we choose for them to eat something better. Vegan and vegetarian dog food is the same thing, a better way to eat.

However, when making the food it is a good idea to chop out the veggies and fruit into smaller pieces so they are more digestible. Dogs need veggies lightly steamed too for them to be more absorbable, however they can do raw too, just smaller pieces is best.

6:08 PM  

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