As we each come to terms with the way of life that we now have to face with this extraordinary turn of events, there is an overwhelming sense of fear. What will happen to my job, how will I pay for the basics, and what will we eat? Let us face the fear together in an enormously productive and simple way – let’s each plant a vegetable patch. This provides us not only with food for all our family (our pets included of course), but to garden is possibly one of the most therapeutic things one could do.
Gardening enables you to live for the moment and find necessary peace as you can see colour and natural shapes around you, hear the birds and insects, feel the texture of the ground and soil, smell the earthy nourishment and sweet scent of flowers….and eventually taste what you have produced knowing it is full of essential goodness.
If you have no access to a patch of garden, start on a windowsill or patio with potted herbs and sprouts. Maybe find out who gardens at your local allotment, and if they happen to be elderly and are self-isolating, offer to maintain it for them and share the produce.
We are moving into summer with longer daylight times and warmth around the corner. With schools and universities now shut, this is the perfect time to plan your vegetable garden as a family and spend some quality, valuable moments together.
What nutrients can we grow?
The vegetables that we are mentioning are particularly important for your dog, but we would benefit from eating them all too!
Fast growing lettuce, carrots, green beans, runner beans, peas and turnips
Beetroot where we use the whole plant – including the valuable greens that are full of nutrients
Cabbage, broccoli, swiss chard and kale – all so full of calcium
Sweetcorn that grows so fast as the weather warms up
Sunflowers not only for their beauty, but their valuable nutrient rich seeds
Leafy healthy spinach and rocket
Quinoa can even be grown as explained here – A rewarding and nutritious plant to grow
The word is out now that dogs can be fed a vegan/vegetarian diet and the discussion has started
Anal gland problems are very common and can be very distressing if not treated correctly
DCM or dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the biggest concerns to most owners feeding their dogs a 100% plant-based diet
IT IS SO MUCH CHEAPER THAN YOU THINK TO FEED AN AVERAGE 25kg DOG ON SOLO VEGETAL!
We asked the top vet oncologist in the country for her opinion on whether a vegan diet could protect our dogs from cancer
The more we feature and spread our message, the greater the impact we will have with promoting the healthiest and certainly the kindest way to feed our pets today and in the future!
Researchers found that all of the raw dog food samples contained antibiotic-resistant Enterococci, including bacteria resistant to the last-resort antibiotic linezolid
She has written the article with such an in-depth understanding of the importance of dogs going plant-based – all just so positive for the future!
Which dog foods in the UK can be classed as fully vegan?
“I don’t think we are going to become extinct. We are very clever and very resourceful”
As we come out of lockdown, we advise on how to be the kindest pet owner that you can be!
Prof Andrew Knight has published proof for the very first time, proving that a vegan diet is as palatable to our dogs as…