On the menu for Maggie tonight is puréed sweet potato, puréed brown rice, sprouted organic tofu, chia seeds, and digestive enzymes. Does she look excited? She is!
This dog does not look excited, this dog looks malnourished.
The diet you are feeding your dog places a huge burden entirely on the pancreas, forcing it to produce large amounts of amylase to deal with the starch, cellulose, and carbohydrates in plant matter. (yes, even with your supplements) The carnivore’s pancreas does not secrete cellulase to split the cellulose into glucose molecules, nor have dogs become efficient at digesting and assimilating and utilizing plant material as a source of high quality protein.
When this stuff sits in the pet’s intestine (yes even with your supplemented enzymes) it not only irritates the lining of the bowels but also provides the perfect warm, wet environment with plenty of undigested sugars and starches as food for bacteria.
I respect your choice in leading a vegan lifestyle, but please do not force this on your pet who does not recognize the difference, your dog absolutely needs a healthier diet or it is going to develop health issues and I guarantee you, will not live as long as it could otherwise.
fuckin animal abuse
your dog cannot be vegan you sick fuck
how can you even tag this as “vegan dog”, youre screaming to the world that you are knowingly depriving this dog of what it needs.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This sort of thing should be illegal and people feeding dogs and cats vegan diets should be charged with animal cruelty (excluding for rare medical reasons.)
when will people get that some animals were literally built to eat other animals to survive?
Nature doesn’t bend to your morals.
Okay, I know I should just let it go, not respond, but! it feels like vegans/vegetarians are getting a bad rap, and you know what’s fucking ridiculous? Vegans/vegetarians getting a bad rap for not caring about animals! No, you cannot fucking go there. This is absurd.
I am completely uneducated on the subject of cat/dog vegetarian food at this current time and I absolutely concur that you must do what’s best for your pet. No one in their right fucking mind should change their pet’s diet without extensive research and vet approval + monitoring. That said, you can see how it might be upsetting to vegans/vegetarians that non-human animals have to suffer slaughterhouse conditions for the pet they love. But we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes we just have to do all we can to make it a better place, and that doesn’t involve abusing our pets, thank you.
As for the “you’re going against the intent of nature” line, please can it with the biodeterministic bullshit. It’s been used to argue against LGBTQ rights, it’s been used to say women+POC are naturally irrational so they have an inherently lower position, onwards. Why don’t you go back to ‘nature’ and hunt your own human/non-human animals, why don’t you foreswear medical drugs? We’re not ”supposed’ to be a certain way. Our biology isn’t static, nor is it magically isolated from our environment or culture.
My two cents for all their worth.
Woah, woah, woah; saying that a dog’s anatomy and gastric microflora aren’t able to cope with excessive amounts of plant matter is NOT biodeterminism. They lack the physical ability to live on that kind of diet. You might as well call the fact that we need oxygen to survive is biodeterminism.