Inspiration for continuing in my quest to find the perfect solution to end the slaughter of so many innocent animals as well as look after the future health of the planet by pushing a vegan diet not just for ourselves but for our dogs too has for me as a vet come from some unlikely sources.
My biggest inspiration comes from the likes of the 2 generations – Sir David Attenborough with his wealth of experience and wordly knowledge, and the lovely Greta Thunberg with her passionate plea to just change how we all think.
When Mr Green walked into my consulting room today with his adored Oliver, I couldn’t help but class him as one of my great inspirations with his genuine concern.
Oliver came in as Mr Green was concerned about some lumps on his chest that had developed. After a thorough inspection of the elderly Oliver, I was confidently able to reassure Mr Green that the lumps were purely fatty and had the distinctive feel of lipomas. He was relieved and knew that the fault lay with him as he liked to treat Oliver.
When I mentioned that he could use vegetables as treats – pieces of apple, carrots and sweet red pepper, he was very interested as he told me how he was 84 years old and had been a vegetarian for 20 years. He said how he felt that farmers had lost their ability to see the animals they tended as ‘animals’ and instead only viewed them as profit and this disregard for sentient beings and our greed for wanting to constantly eat meat had been the change he made in his life at the good age of 64. His eating had inspired “5 out of 6 of his grandchildren to follow in his footsteps and stop eating meat”, he proudly added.
I felt so humbled by his honesty and integrity and asked him if he didn’t mind me taking a photo and writing about him where I would class him amongst the same inspiring people I write about in this Blog such as Sir David Attenborough!
Rupert suffered from an extremely painful urinary tract infection and blood in his urine which ultimately led to him needing surgery
We have chosen to share dear little Simba’s weight loss story and the advice given as it may echo your own experience
They say that to be truly happy, you need to have gratitude and I have to end the year with thanks to these wonderful people (and dogs)
If you have safely transitioned your dog from raw to a plant-based diet, please fill out our form to receive some FREE supplement and treats as a thank you!
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
There are cases of dry food or treats (especially the raw hide treats and chews) causing transmission of diseases to people
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?