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    Phuds is not as complete as the Vets All Natural product which is designed by a veterinarian. Phuds is made by a horse herbal company (was wondering why there was horse feed ingredients like copra in there!)

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    Ah, I'll try the VAN when my Phuds is finished. I just realised it will barely cost me more than Phuds.

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    OK, I'm about to order some Vets All Natural, as Ruby is 9 months old I'll order puppy and think I'll go for 5kg as 1kg does 10 days ... she's liked everything I've fed her so far, so taking a chance with 5kgs!!

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    I only feed my dog mince from the butcher or supermarket and I don't tell them it's for the dog and I don't buy "pet mince".

    With a previous dog - my mum asked for chicken mince for cooking for dog casserole and evil butcher gave her minced chicken carcass which had bones in it - and the bones caused impactions with that dog which was painful for the dog, and wallet.

    So that butcher went out of business - and good riddance. And I won't buy "pet mince". Because I don't know what's in it, and I don't like what I do know about what's in it. My dog isn't great with bones. I stopped buying natures gift dog treats after stabbing my finger on a splinter of chicken bone.

    If I was vegan but didn't want my dog to be vegan, I'd be looking for critters that had the best life possible before they died. I'm not sure that "pet mince" would be free range / organic beasties had a great life. I suspect my dog would happily eat anything I eat though - so she might be happy with the right vegan diet. She loves brown bread, carrots, rice etc. Most of her dog food is vegetation with a little bit of meat. A bit like most of your average meat pie (from the supermarket freezer) is vegan. Soy is much cheaper than beef.

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    LOL Hyacinth - the meat pie quip cracked me up. I'm always telling people things like that.

    I'm honestly torn about the vegan thing for my dogs. As much as I am confident in it for myself, I don't know if I'm okay with it for them. There is so much conflicting info, and precious little research into the effects of raising a dog on a vegan diet. I have a hard enough time finding cruelty free options for myself, let alone for my dogs... I think it would be downright impossible. Not just food, but treats, and toys, etc... It's a challenge.

    There are a couple of vegan pet foods on the market. For example, Veganpet.
    I'm sure that they would pretty happily eat that. I don't know if they would happily go without bones, however!

    At the end of the day, I just want to do what is right for them, and keep them healthy as best I can.

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    Hi D-Dog

    It ought to be possible to work out a healthy diet for a dog that was vegan based. Personally - it's not an issue for me, I'm ok with eating an animal that died a quick and humane death. I know there has been some research on algae based protein nutrition too. Ie the kind of stuff I'd rather not eat until they figure out how to make it taste and feel good. But my dog is not so fussy.

    I do love a chick pea burger. And frequently have pasta surprise that has no meat in it but I still have to have a load of parmezan over the top (for which a calf or ten have to die).

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    If you want an animal on a vegan diet buy a goat or a rabbit (trust me they can both walk on a lead, share the couch and do sports) - the only dogs I know on vege diets are on it because everything else makes them very ill. Soy is NOT a healthy primary protein source for any animal, including us. Its big as an animal feed in the US because it's cheap, whereas here in Oz we bulk things out with wheat because its cheap. Vegan products also tend to be more heavily processed in order to be digestible/palatable for consumption and need a lot of artificial additives to be complete. It comes down to what is really cruelty free ... if you go by the death of any creature in the process of producing/making/testing, well technically nothing is cruelty free. Animal products usually end up in fertilisers too. If you get an animal, your primary concern is what is best for that creature to live its life to its full potential. If it needs animal protein, it should get it. What gets me is cats and FERRETS on vegan diets ... ferrets ... of all animals ...

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