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09-09-2005, 11:33 PM
well, I haven't posted anything about this, but it just seems like I must.
My dog Draggon doggin is a raw vegan.
Now this has been a gradual transition for him, and he hasn't told me much about detox, but his meals consist of
creamy corn chowder,
blackberries (he actually steels these from our picking barrels)
tomatoes (he preferes the red cherry, he waits patiently by the garden for "dad" to toss him an imperfect one for us),
pesto stuffed mushrooms,
pesto stuffed squash,
raw pizza wraps
and (thank fully) all our raw mistakes.
and of course our two parrots are raw/vegan too,
but the cat, he is a killer, he deffinitely is a carnivore, I think he thinks he's a panther or some such critter, but he is raw.
09-10-2005, 07:52 AM
Very similar to what my dog Zeus eats RP. He just LOVES raw, especially coconuts, avacados and sprouts. Arent they cute!! :p
Our dog eats anything we do at the same time we do. He is a member of the family and thinks he is a little boy. The only thing he looks at us like we must be kidding is any kind of green leaf, in it's original form. If the same leaves are chopped in the processor to the consistancy of slaw and they then become edible to him.
09-10-2005, 09:42 PM
SG how cool
Teri, YEP, I totally understand the "what are you THINKING? look" on his face, when I offer him green things, but put it in a salad, or burger wrap, then man o man, it is indeed something wonderful and delicious.
09-11-2005, 08:06 AM
I am curious. Do you ever wonder if you are feeding your dogs enough raw food? I wonder at this sometimes. Thoughts?
09-11-2005, 11:32 AM
Do you supplement his diet with anything? I have heard of veg*n dogs developing serious health problems from deficiencies in certain things...L-carnitine, taurine, Vitamin D, B12, etc. I'm not saying that dogs should not be fed a veg*n diet, just that they do have very different nutritional requirements than humans.
09-11-2005, 11:49 AM
Minibean, Thanks for your concern.
YES, he gets 2 cups of regular dry dog food every day, and tons of water, and whenever Dragggon the man (my hubby) bar-b-ques, he gets a bone. It's just instead of the regular table scraps that he might get in a SAD home, he gets all of our good raw food.
The funny thing is, we just discovered this recently.
I had some almond pulp, and usually my hubby just takes it out to the freezer to save, to "TRY" to make something. (it's his holy grail to attempt to make something good from almond pulp) anyway, he dropped some of it, and our Draggon doggin gobbled it up, we both thought, "silly dog", so we offered him another bite, then he ate that up, then another, so it wasn't just a fleeting "wish" to have what "dad" had.
Now when he hears the Vita Mix, he waits patiently for his "treater" and eats all of it, no matter how much we have.
We had made some raw disasters in our attempt at using almond pulp in something other than just a body scrub, and so our beloved dog would get these uhm-er-ah "treats" LOL. And he loved them.
Anyway, so we just let him lick our plates, spoons, and preparation bowls, and it keeps escalading into eating more and more raw food.
So, we let him eat whatever he wishes, plus dry dog food.
09-11-2005, 05:55 PM
Aren't dogs great! Ours are like children, I can understand why some of the hurricane survivors wouldn't leave their homes because of their dogs. A man at work was saying that he'd leave his dog(he doesn't have one right now, but did in the past) his life is more important than a dog. I said,"Well then you've never truly loved a dog" Anyway that's just my feeling.
09-11-2005, 06:41 PM
Oh, thanks for the clarification. I thought you were saying that is his entire diet.
My cat is a non-raw carnivore, but my little herbivore (guinea pig) is mostly raw, expect for the pellets I sometimes give her when the hay isn't the greatest quality.
09-12-2005, 12:02 AM
No worries, I could tell you were concerrned for my little baby Dog. I appreciate that.
Wintersun, yes, our kids (animals) are our kids and always have been.
I have one son and Dragggon(my hubby) has one son, they are great.
But right now we have one doggin, and one kittypie and two big crazy birds. LOL
We are so rich in love from our kidlinks.
Yes, I believe the way a human treats an animal will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about their character.
09-12-2005, 12:07 AM
I believe the way a human treats an animal will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about their character.
couldnt have said it better :)
09-12-2005, 12:56 AM
<<Yes, I believe the way a human treats an animal will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about their character.>>
Very, very true. So if I treat Mandy like a princess, does that mean I'm a queen? :D
09-12-2005, 04:14 PM
It's so good to have all these fellow animal lovers on here! My Emma is just now starting to like green smoothies. She licks my straw after I'm done drinking, and then I save a little for her at the bottom of my glass. She's a stray I adopted about a year ago. I'm hoping to keep introducing lots of raw veggies and fruits to her. So far she loves peas and bananas and grapes. Does anyone have any insights on things like vaccinations or spaying? I've heard if you don't spay females, they will get cancer. I just don't like the idea of her getting her hormones taken out of her and I don't like vaccinations, because it seems like they shouldn't be overmedicated like that. I mean, my dog stays inside with me, or in her own yard, so I don't think she is in any danger. Any thoughts? I'm not against going to the vet and taking care of my animals, I just don't know how many shots and operations they should have if not really necessary.
09-12-2005, 05:01 PM
Autumn ABSOLUTELY, so now do we call you "Queen Autumn"
As far as vaccinations, spay etc.
I am a responsible dog owner, and I've had dogs that I left "natural" and I have made the decision that since I live so far out in the country, to keep my Draggy safe, I know that if he goes after the cute little girly dogs, they me be several miles away, and he may be there for days without food or water, so I decided to have him neutered.
I also got him is first vaccinations when he was a pup, same with my cat, (same with the neutering) I just think it is the right thing to do,
However, for some reason, my animals are always really healthy and now that I live in the country, they never go to the vet anymore.
when they were in the city, they were at the vet's at least once a week.
Also, my un neutered dog (the one I had before my Draggy) was often shot with bee bees or pellets, etc. because he would be out carousing.
I just don't want to deal with one of my babies being hurt.
So, I look at the big picture and then do what ever I need to do to keep them safe, in this case, neutering and vaccines when they were babies.
09-12-2005, 06:12 PM
I never had my animals vaccinated and never had a problem with my dogs. One of my cats became ill ~ was told it was cat fever or something. Just left her to her own healings w/ water and vitamin C. She healed well.
I've taken in stray cats ~ one large male black guy who LOVED to fight. Took care of an abscess in his neck and a slashed lower eyelid for him. Not mine ~ didn't take him to a vet. He survived well.
As far as neutering/spaying ~ I've had all my dogs neutered and spayed and most of them were purebreads. Male dogs like to fight even in their own families ~ and roam. I didn't wish to have any pups so the females got taken care of also.
If I got another dog I'd have him neutered and no shots unless the "humane" society forced me to by threat of taking him away. I've never had to take any of my animals to the vet except for spaying/neutering.
09-12-2005, 06:33 PM
I'm taking notes here!!! - since I hope to have a dog some day, when the time is right...
maybe a beagle... oh yeah, and a basset hound... oh and um a jack russell terrier!!! :p
09-14-2005, 08:54 AM
i have 2 poodles (one of them, baby Loupie who is 1, is my photo here), i sometimes feed them these frozen raw patties from Stella & Chewies - it is raw meat fruit and veg.
i am now inspired to make them more raw vegan -- oh, by the way, the other poodle is almost 17, when i took her from my brother a few months ago she had all kinds of problems - now she is way healthy! i think it is the raw (plus the love!)
loupie LOVES grapes!!! he freaks out on grapes and raisins. i have to chew them for him first tho, or else he plays w. it like a ball. when he was a baby he loved avos, now not so much. he enjoyed some smoothie yesterday too.
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