What about Dog Vegetarian/ vegan dog treats? What brand is the most loved by dogs? I am switching my pooch to a vegetarian diet and would love to either make him homemade vegetarian treats or buy them from a store, but I have no idea which brand is the better choice. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I think I will try a vegetarian diet for my 8 year old labrador retriever because she would never hurt anything. She has tons of allergies that have only been partially figured out, so I was researching and thinking that 'natural balance' might be the simplest thing and has a bonus of not including common allergens. I really hope her itchy skin clears up. I am so nervous about changing her diet because I would feel so bad if she went through any discomfort. I hope she feels as good as I do and maybe add some years to her life. I reread alicia's section on her pets and looked up doctor harvey but I don't know if I feel confident enough in my cooking enough for her and knowing enough about supplements. If I get more used to cooking vegan easy food every day maybe I will switch over. Please post if you have any tips or anythign I should give her for extra healthiness especially for skin and joints.
Wow.. great to see all the buzz about Vegan Dog treats. I came across this recipe which i have tried a few times and modified to make it all organic. It does have eggs in it so cannot be considered totally vegan, but it surely is organic.
I have 3 vegan shih tzus that eat Natural Balance Vegetarian dry food (vegan). When I adopted the 3rd dog he had a horrible skin problem, which I eventually figured out that it was an allergy to animal protein (definitely poultry and beef). Before making him suffer through other diets or spending a fortune on a dermatologist vet, I decided to try a vegan diet. Within a week he was off his steroids and had very little itching! Now he rarely itches and never gets hotspots or "wet" skin. I try to feed them as many meals as I can with beans, grains and veggies. Also supplements such as calcium, Vitamin E, brewer's yeast, etc. The Natural Balance is a good base-line dog food because it has B12, taurine, and l-carnitine. The best book I have found is Dr Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Cats & Dogs. He includes about 4 or 5 vegetarian recipes for cats and dogs and is very supportive in his writing about veg diets. I just wanted to share my story and let u all know how well my dogs are doing on the vegan diet in case anyone was considering switching. My dogs are doing awesome and LOVE to eat their veggies n beans! I wish I switched years ago.
I have 2 dogs a briard and a chow chow (4 and 5 years of age). As I'm going vegan for 2011 I thought about putting my dogs on a vegan diet after reading the kind diet book and doing abit of research on the good old internet. Looking forward to see an improvement in my chow chow's coat as she gets hot spots in summer time and hopfully see an improvement in my briards behaviour, he is a real cuttie but his behaviour needs to be kept in check. The food I have ordered is yarrah organic. Will post an update with their progress.