I decided it was time to try to feed my 2 adorable Boston Terriers, Calvin & Zoe, a vegan diet. They love veggies & fruit, so why wouldn’t they love a vegan meal? Why wouldn’t any critter, 2 or 4 legged? :-)
I did some research online about vegan dogs & making your own food for your pets & went for it. I began by making a huge pot of rice, lentil & veggie stew that we could add to their kibble at each meal with the goal of eliminating the kibble in 2-3 weeks time. The pups were crazy for the stew!
It took about 3 weeks to ween them off of their kibble & have them completely on their vegan meal plan. The transition was pretty seamless and it warms my heart to see them so excited to eat their veggies. We switch up their stew a bit from week to week, but it generally includes brown rice, chick peas, lentils, chopped sweet potatoes, carrots, greens or brussell sprouts, radishes, nut butter, a little ground flax & sometimes a little olive oil. They LOVE it! We have also added the following supplements: Vegedog, Prozyme Plus & Cranimals. Happiness.
Our pup Calvin had a couple of really challenging months with a neck and back injury in August and his mobility and demeanor have improved significantly since implementing vegan meals which is really cool!
The pups have a few neighborhood friends that love to give them treats & we let them, so technically they are vegan at home but not necessarily outside the house. :-)
Aren’t they the cutest?! WOOF!
Here are a few links I found helpful …
PETA & pets
Vegan Essentials for Companion Animals