I also have two pugs, and they are vegan! I follow happy herbivore pretty regular and found there the food I now give my dogs. I have been giving them this food for several months now and they seem to enjoy it and are doing well. In fact, I have one overweight pug! He must really like it! Anyway, it is called V-dog, and it is completely vegan. I don't think you can find it in the store, but you can order it online and the shipping is free.
Dear Naturegirl, Your holistic vet has a point with the raw meat diet, but if your cat has been eating canned its whole life, you will have to gradually transition her to raw, if that is what you would like her to eat. Cats are usually very finicky eaters, and canned food has a strong scent and taste. Raw meat has a mild smell and a completely different texture. You usually start slow by mixing in raw meat with the regular canned or making the canned food into a gravy covering the meat. I have lots of techniques and book recommendations...If you are interested you could send me a message! I don't want to go into details here because this is a post on dog diets mostly, and those guys can totally be vegan! I bet cats can too, it's just more difficult. Hope this helps!
I have two pugs, including one who is a former stud dog in a puppy mill. He is blind and missing most of his teeth as a result of the tremendous neglect he suffered through 8 years in a puppy mill. He has also survived several cancer surgeries and has been cancer-free for almost a year. I feed him a premium dog food, but I think I can do better by him, and he sure deserves it. Thanks to everyone who posted comments here - I find it all very helpful. I will be speaking to my vet about the best way to transition these two pugs, plus my English bulldog, to a healthier diet.