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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    He does eat meat when he isn't dieting, I have heard of vegetarian dogs before, but I wouldn't do it as a normal diet cause I agree with you.. dogs need meat.
    he still needs to get his protein from somewhere...what do you give him instead of meat during dieting to keep up his protein levels for his muscles and what carbs do you give for energy?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    I know they'd be good for weightloss, but don't dogs need meat? They're carnivores yeah?
    What a fantastic job you are doing Pugger! Well done!!!!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    What a fantastic job you are doing Pugger! Well done!!!!

    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.
    Thanks for the detailed explanation Anne.

    I don't personally agree with turning your dog fully vego but it's great that those two are healthy.

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    He looks great!

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    Woohoo! Go Ollie! He looks great Pugger

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    He looks really good Pugger!

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    Thanks

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