my son and i found lucy the vegan wonderdog as an abandoned puppy in a national park in the mungamukas in northland – new zealand.
lucy died awhile back – aged 18.
and all of her life she lived on a vegan diet.
and until just before the end of her life – lucy could have done a centrefold for ‘dog monthly’.
she was shiny-coated – the epitome of good health.
in the past i have amused myself by asking vets what they think about dogs living on a vegan diet – listened to them tell me ‘no! – no!’ – and then introducing them to lucy.
the last vet i did this to stood there gape-mouthed – looking at her – and he stammered: ‘what shampoo do you use to get her coat so shiny?’
i said: ‘i don’t – i have found she doesn’t need bathing’..
this blew his mind – all of his years of training/beliefs denied by the evidence before his eyes.
i tell you all this to demonstrate to you how a dog can live a long and happy life – on a healthy vegan diet..
and in fact (i would submit) will do better than if fed on commercial dog rolls and the like.
what lucy lived on all those years was a (demand-feed) mix i developed over time..
a base of brown-rice – pasta – tofu – bread – banana – apple – t.v.p. (texturised vegetable protein) – vegetable-leftovers..
and a handful of vegan dog-biscuits..
vegan dog-biscuits contain all the necessary vitamins/minerals etc. a dog needs..
(and of course you can make your own – just google vegan dog food recipies – and you/your dog will be sorted..and if still doubting you can google up picture-galleries of dogs living on a vegan diet – they are after all – omnivores..)
the other major benefit of/from a vegan diet for dogs – is that their breath smells sweet..
..i can still smell that breath – and still feel the love she gave me..
and i do so miss lucy the vegan wonderdog..