Diet

Should Vegans Only Keep Dogs When The Dogs Can Be Kept On A Vegan Diet?

This came up in a past question, Someone said that a Vegan should feed their dogs vegan food if they are true Vegans. What do you think? Personally I think it’s more complex then that. Dog’s do fine on a Vegan diet, barring any previous health problems (there is plenty of research on this subject, look it up, I don’t want this to become a discustion about dog nutrition.) but if for some reason the dog cannot eat a Vegan diet I think the human Vegan should not get rid of the dog. While I think it’s regretable to feed the dog meat, you are better off giving the dog a good home and supporting the meat industry a bit, then to kick out the dog.
Everyone also should understand that we don’t have a problem with the dog eating meat exactly. We have a problem with supporting the meat idsustry. Thoughts?

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Is It Unethical To Feed A Dog A Vegan Diet?

I know dogs are omnivores, can they get all their nutrition from a vegan diet?

Well I’m sure almost every dog out there would eat a piece of meat if it were offered to them.
Most would also eat a bowl of lentils and veg too.
A lot of dogs actually have to be vegan/vegetarian due to allergies to milk/meat/eggs etc etc.
If you are interested in researching this subject more, I’d suggest finding some websites- there are many out there. Past questions along these lines at Yahoo Answers are totally flooded by people who automatically think feeding dogs any type of meal without an ounce of meat is wrong in every way, and it’s obvious none of them have done any of research on the subject.
Fact: The oldest dog about is a vegan collie dog. (http://gnn.tv/threads/1954/World_s_oldes…
So in answer to your question, no, not in my opinion. Most dog foods are made with the worst bits of meat you could possibly imagine (again, independent research advised), and most of it is made with vegetables anyway. Of course, with a vegan dog, you also get all the other more ethical features humans enjoy such as less harm to the environment.
Overall, it’s the owners choice. A dog will almost always go for meat instead of veg, but that doesn’t mean they won’t enjoy vegetable meals too, and it most definitely doesn’t mean the dog will benefit more because s/he chose that food.
With careful research, a dog could benefit immensely from a vegan diet. I’d certainly Never consider buying the processed total Rubbish they offer at shops. Once, when we offered our dog a bowl of baught chicken dog food, and a bowl of lentils, there was no contest, lentils were the big hit.
Research research research! It has been done, and very successfully.
Funambul

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Is A Raw Food Diet Right For Your Pit Bull Terrier Dog?

Lots of Pit Bull owners are choosing to feed their pets a raw food diet rather than use the commercially formulated mass produced feeds. Others have never heard of the raw diet, also known since the bones and raw food diet, but are seeking more facts about what this type of diet can offer their pet.

The raw diet entails feeding your Pit Bull or other pet mainly raw meat and meaty bones. The raw meat diet also includes some vegetables be added in. Leafy greens mixed in with the raw meat helps supply your Pit Bull a nutritional meal. As an added bonus, finely chopped garlic can be added as a usual way to give added safety against fleas.

Wild dogs are omnivores, which means they eat an equal amount of meat and plant material. If you choose to try the raw diet, you’ll need to be sure and balance his diet by adding some vegetable material into all meals. Some owners who are fans of the raw diet like to add additional proteins like cottage cheese or eggs into the meat and veggie mixture.

It has been reported that dogs on the raw diet tend to lead healthier lives. Proponents of the raw diet say that canine allergies as healthy since dysplasia and a wide range of other canine ailments are mainly due to the commercial dog foods with their non-meat proteins and additives. The commercial market has also been accused of adding grain content in their feed simply because they are low-cost fillers, and aren’t there for the true advantage of the pet.

Those who choose the raw diet also say that they feel they are giving their dog the diet that nature intended, and that commercial dog food kills the real benefits of the proteins in the cooking procedure. This inside turn, they say, can cause problems to the animal’s immune system and cause other health related problems.

Raw diet advocates also affirm that the commercial dog food makers put special additives into the food which makes the food extra appealing to the dogs so they become addicted to the commercial foods.

Of course the commercial feed makers say that there’s no difference in cooking a dog’s food than there is to cooking a human’s food, and that the nutritional excellence is still there. Commercial feed makers claim that dogs have very sensitive digestive systems and that the raw food diet can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

As a responsible pet owner, it’s up to you to choose on how your Pit Bull gets his nutritional needs met. If you have concerns about your Pit Bull’s nutrition, or before you change your Pit Bull’s diet, talk to your veterinarian. Your veterinarian be able to provide you more details on the raw diet, because well because advise any changes which possibly will require to be made.

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