A very dear and very wise schoolfriend now living in Australia, sent me this quote today. I love it as it epitomises what we should all be striving for!
My journey to find the ideal balanced plant-based food for our little dog has been fraught with stress as my husband (also a vet but also a complete perfectionist) is in denial with the fact that not only have I turned vegan, but that I am feeding our dear little Ruff a plant-based diet.
I am such a people-pleaser and I only feel truly at peace when there is harmony in my immediate family and this change in our lifestyle has caused friction and stress.
This reaction has also come from some of my closest friends and colleagues, who upon hearing from me that not only have I turned vegan, but so too have I started our little Ruff on a plant-based diet; suddenly go quiet and cold. I am not good at proving my point, so I tend to change the subject, but I so hope that with time and proof, everyone will see how sustainable and healthy it is for not only us, but also for our trusting beloved pets to eat a purely plant-based food too!
But I am so determined and so focussed that my husband and friend’s scepiticism has only lit the flames of my passion and drive to prove that it is possible and it is the healthiest way to feed our pets…..and we can do something to save our planet and end extra slaughter of the animals we love so much by not feeding them to our pets! The journey to finding the perfect balanced vegan homemade diet has been made possible by just listening to my clients and learning from them what their pets like and dislike, as well as doing every single veterinary nutrition course that I can! This in itself has been a fascinating life-changing journey as I have adapted what I have learnt to our own diets and behaviours.
Our children are fully supportive and together we so hope that our knowledge will prove to you that it is all feasible and healthy to change the way you feed your much-loved dogs.
There are cases of dry food or treats (especially the raw hide treats and chews) causing transmission of diseases to people
We live in a zero carbon house. Wispa seriously offsets our carbon savings!
We are so passionate about plant-based feeding in dogs, that we want to support you and hopefully make it affordable for you
When our future seems so precarious, we finally have hope for our fragile natural world with the very wise and passionate words of Sir David Attenborough
At this stressful time, our vet offers advice on being the kindest pet owner to your sensitive dog
Only by convincing vets that it is the way forward, will we together have any success as plant-based feeders of ensuring that it becomes a very viable and superior option to feeding our dogs
The meat-based fed control group showed 11 deficiencies while the long-term vegan fed category presented only two deficiencies
Can vegan dog foods be classed as vegan in the UK with Vit D3 from lichen?
As a vet and a mother and a dog lover, I am passionate about feeding dogs a plant-based diet to support our future
We discuss the most common allergen in itchy dogs and what can be done about it
Should I be worried about my dog’s urine and crystal formation on a plant-based alkalinising diet?
David Attenborough makes a stark warning on extinction and I felt it would be too upsetting to watch!