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What would you reccomend most for a doggy companion?
V-Dog 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nature's Balance 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Wysong 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other vegan kibble not listed 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other vegan foods 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
A vegetarian option not listed 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
A meat-based option not listed 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 0
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 Post subject: "Best" dog diet advice for a new dog owner
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:59 pm 
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Hi everyone. Apologies for the scare quotes, but I know that like people all dogs are different. I am in the process of adopting a dog, and probably a Chihuahua or small terrier since I keep finding good personality matches with those breeds...so under 30 pounds, tiny! I don't have the dog yet, but I am meeting two prospective adoptees tomorrow so things are getting real. My dilemma this week has been "do I feed my dog vegan (eventually?". I asked the animal hospital I intend to use, and they said there's no real reason a dog would need meat, but I should do my own research before coming to them with anything. That relieved some of my concern, and I've since spoken to a friend of my mother (who is feeding a dog mostly vegan) who has been feeding a pitt bull vegan successfully for coming up on a decade. He had some interesting input, and I think a lot of it would be wise to do regardless of my vegan status...he feeds her cooked vegetables, tofu and beans when he is not feeding her kibble, and he says he varies her kibble frequently. I've looked at a couple of vegan dog foods...most have grains, but they are supplemented with Taurine and L-Carnitine, so I'd consider using them but I don't want to switch too quickly or have a dog eating just vegan kibble. I've considered getting some treats that are not vegan, or maybe not vegetarian as long as they use humane and sustainable practices. However, I'd like some more input. Obviously the dog has to come first, and this is paramount to veganism or ease implementation.
What experience do you have with this, PPK? Any major do's and don'ts for a first-time independent dog owner would be appreciated. I know some basics from growing up with a dog, but I'm probably foggy on details at this point. :) Poll attached for quantifying feedback.


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