Friday, May 20, 2011

The Dog

Note: this post is not meant to debate whether or not your pet should be on a vegan diet. I am well aware that dogs are omnivores, but healthy, nutritionally balanced vegetarian pet food is available. It is an informational post to help inform others and maybe give them a helping start if they choose to do so.

After watching a video (which I may or may not post in the future), I have decided to switch my dog to a vegetarian diet. Most dog food is made from leftovers from slaughterhouses. Picture them scraping up the leftovers and hauling them into a truck....not what I want to feed my dog. Anyways, I've made the decision not to *buy* any meat products for my dog, but I will not make a huge deal out of other people feeding her meat products if it happens (although she's not supposed to get scraps:P)

So far, we've got her eating Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog Kibble. Vegetarian dog kibble is easily available as many dogs have meat sensitivities. Dill really likes it, and as a treat I pour some olive oil over it every few days.

Also, once a week or so, she's given a can of Holistic Blend canned dog food, the fruits and veggies flavour. Dill eats this up in two minutes flat. She adores it.




And from How It All Vegan, I made her the bad breath doggy biscuits. I get the same reaction out of Dill when I give her one of these as if I just gave her a milk bone. I only had gingerbread men cutouts, but I'm going to look for bone shaped ones.


So far, Dill has lost her little winter tummy and has tons of energy (as usual).

3 comments:

Janna Renee said...

i don't have my dog on a vegan diet, but i do have him on a gluten free diet!! he's a weimaraner mix, so we have to be careful! it's so funny, but we have to protect our pups!

C said...

Good for you and your dog! I don't have a dog, but I've heard of the nasty, nasty stuff that they put in conventional dog food. Have you seen Alicia Silverstone's blog post on feeding dogs a vegan diet? I've attached the link in case you've missed it. She also cooks for her dogs, which I think is really cool and maybe even more economical than buying dog food!

C said...

Here's the link, sorry about that:

http://www.thekindlife.com/post/what-to-feed-my-dogs