On the menu for Maggie tonight is puréed sweet potato, puréed brown rice, sprouted organic tofu, chia seeds, and digestive enzymes. Does she look excited? She is!
This dog does not look excited, this dog looks malnourished.
The diet you are feeding your dog places a huge burden entirely on the pancreas, forcing it to produce large amounts of amylase to deal with the starch, cellulose, and carbohydrates in plant matter. (yes, even with your supplements) The carnivore’s pancreas does not secrete cellulase to split the cellulose into glucose molecules, nor have dogs become efficient at digesting and assimilating and utilizing plant material as a source of high quality protein.
When this stuff sits in the pet’s intestine (yes even with your supplemented enzymes) it not only irritates the lining of the bowels but also provides the perfect warm, wet environment with plenty of undigested sugars and starches as food for bacteria.
I respect your choice in leading a vegan lifestyle, but please do not force this on your pet who does not recognize the difference, your dog absolutely needs a healthier diet or it is going to develop health issues and I guarantee you, will not live as long as it could otherwise.
side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals. See: Onision’s two dogs, Dobs and Leelu. Actually, his name is Greg. He, his wife Lainey, and their two dogs are all vegetarian, and both Dobs and Leelu thrive. They look very well nourished, are energetic, very loving towards both Greg and Lainey, and they are fed vegetarian foods. Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it? You bet your sweet ass they can. Stop bagging on this person for feeding this to their dog. I may advise offering meaty treats to your pet, perhaps chop some chicken or throw in some cooked red meat, but your dog seems very okay to me. The meat would be an added bonus that may please your pooch and also provide additional protein and minerals. He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them. Do not let these people tell you that you’re abusing your dog. If you choose to continue their diet in this way, I would definitely look more into different kinds of treats that would help with the digestion more, though I don’t know too much in that area. Best of luck to both you and your puppy dog!
Hi hello you seem new to veterinary science and animal welfare in general so let me educate you on some topics that you are completely wrong about
1) “side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals.”
This is an assumption. The assumption that dogs are omnivores remains to be proven, whereas the truth about dogs being natural carnivores is very well-supported by the evidence available to us and is understood by many science welfare groups, universities, and doctors of veterinary science.
Dogs and wolves share 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA, those who insist dogs did not descend from wolves must disprove the litany of scientific evidence that concludes wolves are the ancestors of dogs. And guess what? The wolf is a carnivore. Since a dog’s internal physiology does not differ from a wolf, dogs have the same physiological and nutritional needs as those carnivorous predators.
By stating otherwise you are ignoring and disregarding the work of contributing doctors, educators, and researchers who have compiled over 300 years of research and observations of the wild canine.
2) Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it?
No. But congratulations, you got one thing right, dogs and cats eat meat. Can they live a happy and healthy life without it? No they cannot. Cats and dogs health is largely dependent on the body’s ability to digest and make use of the food that is a part of their natural diet that is supplemented from meats. By creating a lack of naturally produced (meat, not supplements) protein in the body of the animal, you are putting your animals at risk for something called protein-losing enteropathy. Although this condition can affect any breed or age of dog, some dog breeds are more likely than others. That being said, feeding your dog and cat an all vegan or vegetarian diet and expecting them to thrive on it is a gamble at best.
There is an entire array of problems that can arise from a lack of natural protein.
- Occasional bouts of diarrhea
- Chronic diarrhea
- Weight loss
- Lack of energy (lethargy)
- Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)
- Enlarged abdomen
- Legs and feet may be puffy or swollen (edema)
- Cancer in the intestines
- Infection in the intestines
- Bacteria such as salmonella(from rotting plant material)
- Fungal infection
- Intestinal parasites like hookworms and whipworms
- Inflammation of the intestines (inflammatory bowel disease)
- Food Allergies
- Stomach or intestinal ulcers
- Congestive heart failure
- Problems with the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the intestines (lymphangiectasia)
3) “He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them.”
Hey, wrong again. This dogs nose is dried out, it is almost a pale white pink, this is an indication of dehydration or something more serious. The eyes are not clear and bright as they should be, they are red and puffy around the edges, the lining of the eyelids should be pink rather than red. This dog also has a blank stare on its face, and the nose is not pointing at the food, this means the dog is uninterested and is a sign of lethargy. This dog is begging for this meal to be something nutritious. I work at a highly respected veterinary hospital and I see this more often than you would think, I know how to tell when a dog looks malnourished, and so would you if you worked and studied every day in the field of veterinary medicine.
Next time I hope you will take the initiative to educate yourself on these and other important topics on the care for your animal, before you preach something you have no idea about.
Reblogging for that ABSOLUTE SLAP DOWN above.
Golden response is golden. Also laughing at the insistence that the dogs are loving (this proves what exactly? It’s a dog.) and excited about their food. Shitty vegan food is all it gets to eat, of course it’s going to be interested in eating regardless of what’s in the dish.
DO NOT FEED CARNIVORES VEGAN DIETS/
Purposely feeding an inappropriate diet to an animal under your care is neglect and cruelty. Period.
So don’t do it.
Anonymous asked: Michelle Obama has no legal influence. She can SUGGEST policy be changed and SHAME people into changing policy, but she literally has no legal back up on any of her endeavors. Some school districts modified menus to get parents off if their backs without actually improving the quality of the food. That isn't her fault. BECAUSE ALTHOUGH SHE IS IN A POSITION THAT CAN RAISE AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGE CHANGE, SHE CANNOT CHANGE A DAMN THING HERSELF.
this is the last answer I will dignify over Anon, because if you’re too cowardly to show your face on an argument this basic, I don’t want anything to do with you.
She used her sway to influence policy in the US Department of Agriculture to the effect of worsening children’s lunches in the name of ‘healthiness.’ But you hold her not accountable. She used her position and tremendous political sway to make this happen, and just because she didn’t sign it herself… you absolve her?
Idiocy. I blame everyone who supports this move (which seems to include you) and who helped it happen for its effects. Lunches were not doing great, but better than they are currently, until… HERE HAVE SOME MORE GOVERNMENT YOU’RE WELCOME.
Shaming government into action is a viable way of attaining change. What do you think protests are? Or when senators call out the president for inaction, or when a union runs attack ads? They’re all shaming for the sake of producing action. And they all have a hand in the consequences.
Why do boys want to test crazy girls? Like, do you really want to be famous or something? ‘cause we are both going to end up on the news, ‘cept you’re going to be dead and I’ll be in court wishing I stabbed you at least five more times.
but the ride is so much fun until the crash.
If you live in any of the places highlighted in red, I automatically assume you are unintelligent. You are all nothing but a bunch of uneducated, backwards, racist, crooked teeth, inbreds who couldn’t properly speak your way out of a paper bag. First of all, it is a FOOTPATH not a SIDEWALK. Second of all, it’s called a FIZZY DRINK not a SODA. Third of all, they are called SHOPPING TROLLEYS not SHOPPING CARTS. Fourth of all, your accents are beyond atrocious, and going back to basic 1st grade speech classes will be in order. I am so glad that most Americans do not move out of their region. Even if you’re not a stereotypical hick, you all still have hick-like qualities about you.
So please, just know that if you are from Noth America, I truly and honestly believe that you are beneath me. I pity your educational systems (and drivers ed as well). If you’re from the US and you EVER in your life try to get into an argument with me, I will laugh at you in your face. You’re not worth my time. I hate the way people from Canada talk as well, but I can tolerate that much more than I can any american accent. I am extremely privileged to be living in a European country. Where I was born and raised alone proves that I am far more intelligent than you are. If it ever came between a US citizen having a job oppurtunity and someone from a civilized place such as me, or somebody from Russia or Asia or Australia, we are more likely to get hired. Just keep that in mind.
I really don’t consider Alaska a part of the US, so you all are excused.
Bleeding idiot. We’re unintelligent, that’s why the elite of the Entire Fucking World send their children to be educated here. And for excluding Alaska, you sure highlighted them on the map. Not smart enough to find a different map? Or use three tools in am image editing program? Must be from America.
now if this was a man doing this to a woman it would be a issue smh double standards
there’s an entire website dedicated to this happening to women.
publicdisgrace.com. :) just fyi!
to each their own, I say.
Anonymous asked: Um no its not??? The reason the lunches are so bad is because the school districts HAVEN'T done much, if anything to improve the quality of school lunches??? Mrs. Obama can't force them to do anything; she can only campaign and try to raise awareness???
Actually her program did force them to get rid of those items. So your point is entirely moot.
That shit looks worse than what I ate in jail.
Wow that is depressing.
okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?
let’s look into it.
Yes, thank you. Because yes she is pushing for a healthier lunch, but the schools still value football over feeding their students, which means that instead of providing enough healthy food to keep their students from starving, they are cutting down the amount of food available to fit within the caloric requirements … while then taking the money they saved to re-sod the football field for the third year in a row. Maybe new uniforms.
Yes, it’s her fucking fault. she should know about the consequences of government actions. Forcing schools to drop many of their most popular choices and replace them with an extremely limited menu.
I think the American government should stop focusing on dumb stuff like Obamacare and taxes and focus more on the legalization of Kinder Eggs. It’s pretty unfair on how the deliciousness of this sacred egg is banned throughout the united states just for the ‘sake of the children’.
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
They aren’t illegal.
I’m going to go buy one tomorrow and post it with my guns
yes, they are banned in the US. We smuggle them from Canada sometimes they are delicious and really present no choking hazard.
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strange picture to match with this advice.
I love it when people are in my old posts. They reblog something and I’m like “oooh hey there buddy” “I wonder what they’re looking at now”