As COP26 gets underway today in Glasgow and we celebrate World Vegan Day, I can feel the excitement of change around the corner! It may be a time when many people are at last seeing the light that animal agriculture is a massive driver in destroying the planet and that hence, the dog food industry is playing a big part in devastating the environment.
I chose to turn myself and our family dog Ruff vegan 2 1/2 years ago to find the healthiest diet for him, as all the research I did into pet nutrition pointed towards plants being the healthiest; I did not realise then what an impact my actions would take in helping combat climate change.
Turning plant-based for us and our dogs is possibly one of the greatest changes we can make in our lives that is so easy to implement as for us, there are alternatives to all our favourites – even down to a McPlant burger followed by a vegan Magnum (yes we all have our indulgences!!)…….but the same rings so true for our dogs!
There are now 7 hugely popular, very new and successful plant-based dog food companies in the UK and we will be meeting up this evening via Zoom and have our own COP26 plant-based dog food business meeting so watch this space, it is just SO EXCITING!
We celebrated 3 milestones today on World Vegan Day – our daughter Emily turned 18, our guinea pig Maisy turned 6 and our 3rd vegan Ruff turned 8! They each deserved an extra special cake to celebrate and each one handmade with love.
Emily’s Kinder Bueno vegan cheesecake was particularly indulgent and unhealthy (but delicious). Maisy had a bowl of healthy fresh vegetables with all her favourites – we felt so lucky having her still with us as she had pneumonia last winter and it was Emily’s careful love and attention that saved her.
Ruff deserved the best cake with all his favourites in them as he is our most valued little member of the family – we all just love him to bits!
Ruff’s Homemade Birthday Cake Ingredients
I soaked some soya protein in hot water for 1/2 hour.
Add together with soaked soya protein and place in a non-stick pan and bake for 30 minutes at 180C.
Ice cake once cooled and I gave Ruff an autumn scene for his autumn years (and he loves peppers!) I used broccoli stalks for the stems. It is so important to now tailor Ruff’s diet to his senior years. Being plant-based is one of the healthiest for our elderly pets, and we make sure to feed him one of the plant-based diets that is no higher than 24% protein to protect his kidneys.
Freshest is best and he just loves his homemade food, but when we do not have time, he is more than happy with Solo Vegetal dry or Greta dry, and watch this space, as we are due to begin importing Green Crunch again from Germany which is his ultimate favourite!!
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
Wolves are not picky eaters nor are they pure carnivores as the meat-based dog food companies want us to believe
DCM or dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the biggest concerns to most owners feeding their dogs a 100% plant-based diet
We are so excited to announce that we now stock big shiny 10kg Solo Vegetal bags!
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!