The following article
was written by Corinne Alexaki.
Does feeding processed kibble to your pooch gross you out?
Have you been told that your canine companion could not survive on a
cruelty-free diet? If so, you are not alone. Many people have eliminated meat
from their diet but are afraid to do so with their beloved bow-wow because they
believe that dogs are meant to be carnivores. Well, happy day! Many dogs do
quite well on a vegan diet.
Meet my vegan doggie, Daphne. She is a "poochie foodie" and loves this recipe so much that when I
set her food down, she shoves her entire face into the bowl and the feeding
frenzy begins. She doesn't stop, not even for the doorbell, until she has
licked her bowl clean. Is she healthy, you may ask? She plays harder and longer
than her canine counterparts and has a clean bill of health from the vet.
Did you know that the term "carnivore" refers to a
diet that is primarily flesh-based,
not entirely flesh-based? Wild
canines love to gobble their greens, too, and they are by no means
flesh-dependent, like zombies.
The most important thing for your dog, aside from lots of
love and exercise, is a well-balanced diet, not necessarily a meat-based diet. So try this
peanut-buttery, sweet-potatoey stovetop or slow-cooker recipe to give your
puppy prince or princess the cruelty-free, unprocessed gooey goodness that he
or she deserves!
Peanut-Butter Vegan-Dog Delight6 cups (filtered) water1 cup mixed rice and quinoa (I mix black, brown, and long
grain rice with black and/orwhite quinoa.)1 cup mixed lentils (I mix green, red, and French lentils.)3 medium sweet potatoes sliced into 1-inch cubes3 cups or 24 oz. natural peanut butter1½ cups or 8 to 12-oz. apple cider vinegar, optional (My dog
is a flat-nosed breed, which means she tends to get gassy. The vinegar gets rid
of virtually all of her gas, but if your dog does not have a problem with this,
you can omit the vinegar.)8 g hemp protein1 Tbsp. flaxseed oil with DHA (Store in the fridge or freezer.)200-250 mg cranberry extract (Since a vegan diet is
alkalizing, your dog may need this acidifier to maintain a healthy urinary pH.)VegeDog multivitamin powderProzyme
Plus (This helps with
digestion so that your dog can absorb as many nutrients as possible.)125 mg PB8 brand probiotic (1/4 pill)
* Serving size is
based on the diet of a 20-lb. dog. Please adjust the portion size to suit your
Please remember, as with the
introduction of any new food, to introduce this new diet gradually. This means
replacing a small portion of your dog's current food with the new food and
gradually increasing the amount of new food while decreasing the amount of old
food over a period of approximately 10 days.
Wild canines keep their smiles sparkling by chewing on
sticks and bones, so don't forget to brush your pupperoni's teeth! I brush Daphne's teeth every day, and her favorite dental snacks are sliced apple, Sam's Yams, and PETA's vegan pig ears.
Stay tuned for gluten-free Vegan Scooby Doo Scones!
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