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    Vegetarian dog food?

    I am a pure vegetarian and want my dog to be at least vegetarian. I understand dogs are not exactly meant to be vegetarian, but I want to feed him only veggie food. Wondering what brand of food would you recommend.? Well, I have seen Natural Balance and AvoDerm at Petco, but I would like recommendations from people who have used the food and know a lot about dog nutritions.

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    Re: Vegetarian dog food?

    Quote Originally Posted by dealrocker
    I am a pure vegetarian and want my dog to be at least vegetarian. I understand dogs are not exactly meant to be vegetarian, but I want to feed him only veggie food. Wondering what brand of food would you recommend.? Well, I have seen Natural Balance and AvoDerm at Petco, but I would like recommendations from people who have used the food and know a lot about dog nutritions.
    Hi Dealrocker,
    I am not familiar with Avoderm personally, and none of our family dogs have ever tried it. I know that it is for sale in large chains, like Petco. There is a statement by the ASPCA regarding avocados: "The toxicity of avocado to dogs is under question. Although one case report indicated that two dogs developed fatal heart failure after ingesting a “large amount” of avocados, most dogs who eat avocado suffer no serious injury. However, until the susceptibility of dogs to persin is further investigated, it’s safest to avoid feeding avocado to your dog..."..http://www.aspcabehavior.org/article...-to-Dogs-.aspx

    Does anyone have any personal experience with this food?

    Best of luck in your search!
    Radiant happiness, abundant wellness, and a healthy Earth belong to everyone, including our companion animals.

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    Some dogs will not respond well to vegetarian dog food, even when it does contain animal byproducts. So one should consider that one might ultimately have to feed the dog a meat-based food. If one would like to switch a dog to vegetarian dog food, one should purchase only food that has been AAFCO tested and meets all nutritional standards for dogs. There are many brands that offer this certification, and one can find the most variety at feed stores, or at large pet stores. There are also books devoted to making vegetarian foods for your dog. Some of these recipes may also meet AAFCO standards.

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    I think it is not healthy to feed your dog vegetarian food. As we know dogs are omnivores, and opportunistic eaters, when dogs eat dog food, the most important component is making sure that the food meets safety standards. If you really want to give vegetarian food to dog you should purchase only food that has been AAFCO tested. AAFCO means Association of American Feed Control Officials. Take care of your dog if you see any signs like vomiting or diarrhea, hair loss, loss of energy, then it means your dog is not gaining good food.
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    I always give food to my dog from this http://www.nutrecare.co.uk/. This site has good stuff of pets. I hope it helps you.

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    Feeding companion animals commercial pet foods may be jeopardizing their health. Supermarket pet foods are often composed of ground-up parts of animals that U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors have deemed unfit for human consumption. The flesh of animals who fall into one of the categories of the four D’s—dead, dying, diseased, or disabled—is what often goes into pet food. One Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specialist says that the unrendered protein in food may come from heads, feet, viscera, and other animal parts.

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    You may be vegetarian out of choice. But dogs are by nature omnivores, they have a natural instinct for preferring meat. Hence most dogs find it difficult to adapt to vegetarian food. But I guess you could give purely vegetarian food a try. Or try to make a gradual switch to veg food.

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    Re: Vegetarian dog food?

    My friend has recommended Vegetarians food for my dogs:
    Broccoli, green Beans Sweet potato and suggest to avoid mushrooms and onions.

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    Re: Vegetarian dog food?

    What is the purpose of forcing a dog to be a vegetarian, when it is clearly against their nature?

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    Re: Vegetarian dog food?

    If you are vegetarian by choice that's great, but you should give your dog the same opportunity to make that choice, why not place 2 bowls in front of him one veg and one non-veg but you already know what will happen LOL

 

 

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