I give him lots of sweet potato to fill him up and green vegies and I mix in a bit of pasta or rice usually and add a bit of kibble. I also give him sardines every 2nd day.
Dogs actually aren't true carnivores, hence why the eat veges, fruit and grains.
His diet is not long term but simply to reduce his weight. Pugger knows that as he stabilised to a good weight to re-introduce a little more meat and protein.
However, the fish and kibble is giving him his protein that he needs for the interim.
The biggest issue with feeding dogs a diet of primarily vegetable matter is the balance of calcium and phosperous, not protein.
I also know of 2 perfectly healthy Pugs that are complete vegetarians. One is an ex-rescue. I have seen these two guys with my own eyes many times and they are the absolute picture of glowing health. I would not recommend that people put their dogs on a vegetarian diet however unless they were experts in nutrition, and in particular canine nutrition. The owner of these two is expert.
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An optimist sees the glass as half full;
A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.
He looks great!
Woohoo! Go Ollie! He looks great Pugger
He looks really good Pugger!
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