See? Super cool, and a big heart to boot. :)
See? Super cool, and a big heart to boot. :)
;p thanks. same to you. glad you found a solution that has you both happy and healthy :)
for people looking for info, if you google vegepets info, there is a good website with a vet on it as well. 30bananas a day also has a whole extensive thread in their guerilla outreach section on veg pets
I think it was Emma-Liza? who said that her state does not allow hormones to be given to chickens.....Well, that is somewhat of a scam when anyone (like Chipotle etc) says that "no antibiotics or hormones given...."
NO ONE - not even the worst of the worst, such as KFC gives chickens hormones. It's an added expense they don't need, as chickens have been bred for their differing qualities, so no hormones are needed or given to chickens anyway.
Some politician probably got elected and said "See? I'm humane and I care about your health, so I passed a bill to not allow any hormones to be given to chickens." when in fact, it's a moot point.
And re BARF ---I recommended it to someone else and they said it was a brand of dog food, when I said I thought it was a "style" of feeding. Was I correct?
Style of feeding, yes... stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. :)
Hi we have just come on board with the raw food diet and we have two large dogs both are probably 40+ lbs. My older male gets diarhea from the food but my female does not. We have been feeding them 1 chicken quarter in the am and then 1 in the pm. At least once a week they will get chicken livers/giblets and they seem to enjoy raw carrots. How do we prevent diarhea as my husband wants to put the dogs back on kibble and I don't?
This is my first week here and I have already learned so much. :D
So glad there's a thread for our loves and companions. Thank you!
(that's my little Princess!)
She has suffered from dark, teary eyes ever since we got her. We made a trip to a Green Doggie store to pick up food for her. Once we got there, a very knowledgeable lady at the store got our attention and told us that the tears were an allergic reactions to the wheat/graim :eek: (Makes complete sense!!!) and that an diet free of that would get rid of them. We have been raw for about 3+ weeks and are still trying to figure some things out but definitely wanted to switch Lilly to a Raw diet. She is dog and that is her nature. She shouldn't be eating cooked food. In the wild, at 6;bs she wouldn't be able to take down a bison, or cow and not even a rabbit. LOL! BUT Raw is her nature.... So, we are starting her on a Raw diet today and picked up samples of raw frozen food for her. We're thinking of buying the frozen food simply for the transition and then we will start making it ourselves. Here we go!!!
Today Lilly completes our Raw Family! :) I will let you all know how this week goes and how the transition takes place. Of course, she will have a detox period but as raw foodists we all know that is normal.
Thanks for all the info!
If you go to Ani Phyo's facebook page you will see a post a month or so ago where she says she is no longer feeding the vegan raw to her dog Kanga but is feeding kibble that has chicken and rice. Rather disappointing as I would have hope she would do some raw meat/veggies or a dehydrated food like Honest Kitchen instead of kibble :( However Kanga could not thrive for long on the diet she had her on. It helped get her back to good health after apparently being fed bad low quality food but it was not sufficient to sustain her and in fact she would have ended up with bladder stones on that regime :(
Folks... dogs NEED meat. It is litterly abuse to force dogs to be vegan. Their teeth... every single tooth indicates they need meat. They are very much like cats teeth.
Humans teeth are much like vegan animals teeth such as cows etc.
Dogs always go for freshly dead animals and bones outside when found. Lets trust their instict for survial, okay!!! They also know what plants are safe and needed to eat out in the wild. These plants contain amino acids plus much more nutrition that they need in their diet. I can't figure out how vets claim this a mystery why dogs eat grass... I figured it out immediately after knowing some nutritional facts. Cats eat it to throw up excess stomach acids. Aminos are a major key to help out small dogs with joint issues and to help prevent.
And those feeding fruits... please be aware dogs can not eat seeds! It can kill them. Take the seeds and pits out before allowing to have.
I, too would like to feed my dog more raw meat. Where I live it isn't sold in stores and must drive 70 miles one way. Where I last lived the organic meat didn't look fresh sold at Whole Foods. I found one seller at a farmers market but the prices were way over the top. I am on a look out for local farmers to ask to sell to me. I see grass fed cows in many places around here. In mean while I cook my dogs meat incase of diseases etc. And I feed her Blue Buffalo. She really loves this dog food.
And folks giving commercial dog food and treats... please look for recalls before going to pet store. I've already had to return things a few times not knowing first and pet stores didn't pull off the shelf.
I am ever grateful for hunters. Although I despise them for sport and I don't get along naturaly with most hunters, but I couldn't kill an animal for food unless I had to to save my pets life. It's our responsibity to take care of animal pets properly and the GOV has forced humans to control cats and dogs as pets or else killed.