WHY ARE WE STOCKING VEGDOG SENIOR TINS? This video says it all!
We all just love our elderly pets
How we love our elderly dogs who deserve every bit of our patience and care for all the devotion and loyalty that they have given us over the years. We watch them grow from a playful, bouncy puppy and suddenly before our eyes, we are placing non-slip mats on our kitchen floors and slowing our daily walks to allow our elderly pets their ‘golden times’ of sniffing the hedgerows as their eyesight fails.
Our darling old Labrador Slick died last year and it has taken me a full year to write about her as she has been such an important part of our lives as a family, but more importantly part of my life. How I wish I had known what I know now and had fed her plant-based.
I adore elderly dogs when I work as a vet – they have such a special place in our heart as they carry all our memories and just offer us loyalty and devotion all their lives.
History of gorgeous boy Nelson in the video and his owner Tessa, founder of VEGDOG
Crossbreed Nelson who died at the good age of 15 years, was a vegan for 7 years as he suffered from so many food intolerances. We had Nelson as an adult rescue and when we first had him, we made numerous trips to the vets.
The vets were baffled and we tried everything that the market had to offer – hypoallergenic dry and wet foods as well as the recommended full range of exotic meats such as kangaroo meat or ostrich meat with potatoes. Nothing seemed to help him. The itching and digestive problems did not improve. Eventually Nelson’s vet advised us to refrain from any animal protein. Vegan for dogs? I thought it was a joke. “How is this going to work?” “Is it even suitable?” These were only a few of the many questions I had.
My vet was so supportive and gave me a comprehensive balanced homemade recipe to try on Nelson. After 4 weeks, he was symptom free and he remained so for 7 years on his vegan diet!
Together with a professional vet specialising in animal nutrition, we developed our first vegan, grain-free and 100% complete food for dogs.
VEGDOG was born