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Dog Myth on Omnivores or Carnivores

My sister was the first to go vegan and I turned vegan for animal cruelty reasons. Then my sister wanted to make my dogs vegan. We had an argument and she went too extreme and turned violent, even threatened to hurt me. Riley my Labradoodle became vegan anyways for non-violence food. He has been a vegan dog since June and does fine with the diet. Talk later
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My sister was the first to go vegan and I turned vegan for animal cruelty reasons. Then my sister wanted to make my dogs vegan. We had an argument and she went too extreme and turned violent, even threatened to hurt me. Riley my Labradoodle became vegan anyways for non-violence food. He has been a vegan dog since June and does fine with the diet. Talk later
Got to love vegans. Such a nice bunch of the peace loving folks...
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Lack of protein I guess.

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You should do some research into the dietary requirements of canines, and then make your own decision.
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We had an argument and she went too extreme and turned violent, even threatened to hurt me. Riley my Labradoodle became vegan anyways for non-violence food.
Where are your parents in all this?
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What myth? Dogs are carnivores. You're doing your dog a real disservice pushing your beliefs at the expense of his diet.
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Dogs, unlike cats, are capable of surviving, though not necessarily thriving, on a plant based diet. They are very adaptable that way but are designed by nature to eat meat.

It is pretty obvious by looking at their teeth, understanding their digestive tract and even how they process proteins, carbs, and fats somewhat differently than we do. If you would prefer a vegetarian pet, I would recommend rabbits or goats, both of whom actually have quite the personalities.

As far as the sister, I am not sure the point or value of adding that information.

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only people like vets who want to sell science diet try to convince people dogs are omnivores
in reality if a dog was presented with a soy bean or a t-bone steak which do you think the dog will choose?
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I have heard of some vegan dogs living near a friend of mine. I need to see what they are actually eating. It is possible they could survive but to do it right may cost a lot or else the dogs may get malnourished or have other issues in later life due to diet.

I'm sure if you feed a dog on potatoes all it's life it would be healthy enough.

I feed my dogs Raw and kibble 50/50, with rice, fish and potatoes occasionally. I feel a high energy dog needs good food and raw meat meat provides this.

I sometimes wonder, many dogs survive on kibble 80%Maize 20%'animal protein', Would they really be that bad off on veg only.

I've seen the benefits of raw and for over all health, I think a dog should be fed a balanced diet which gives the dog all it needs for a healthy long life.
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As far as the sister, I am not sure the point or value of adding that information.
I thought that was added so that we wouldn't worry about Riley - if he does end up with compromised health because of her personal choices, she'll just go beat up the vet to make sure he's taken care of properly.
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