Thursday, November 03, 2005

Vegetarian Dog Food?

There is an interesting article at today concerning a new vegetarian diet for dogs.

I have serious problems with feeding a dog a vegetarian diet.

Dogs are CARNIVORES and their digestive systems are designed to eat meat. They are not vegetarians. From their teeth to the enzymes in their stomachs, they are carnivores.

A vegetarian diet might induce fatal health conditions in your dog, such as Cardiomyopathy.

Here is an article I recently wrote on feeding your dog. I have personal experience with having a dog afflicted with Cardiomyopathy. I also have personal experience with treating the disease using drugs and nutrition.

Don’t take my word for it. Do the research on your own. But, I think you are foolish to mess around with your dog by giving him or her a fad diet. I am sure it is dangerous to do so. Just note that some of this doggie vegetarian diet stuff is being promoted by animal rights activists... who are more interested in their fanaticism than the health of your dog. They think they can stop predators from being predators, and create a peaceful utopia on earth. As far as I'm concerned, that's Jim Jones "Kool Aid" stuff that will kill your dog.

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