Neile, kellel on koer ja kes ei tea, kas vegan söök on lemmikule kohane ja kasulik või mida sellest üldse arvata: sattusin koerale söödavate ja mittesöödavate toitude kohta uurides Cesar Millani kodulehele, kus ta oma artiklis "Koeratoit A-st Z-ni" ka põgusalt vegan koeri mainib. Üllatusin positiivselt?.
Siin on siis see lõik: VEGETARIAN DIETS Even the most committed vegetarians and vegans must allow that dogs are true omnivores who derive essential nutrients—not just protein—from meat. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t healthy, thriving, vegetarian dogs. But they’re healthy and thriving because their conscientious owners make a concerted effort to ensure their pups are getting from other sources what they’d traditionally get from meat. Just one example: Dogs get essential amino acids from meat; a vegetarian dog will need to get these from quality supplements. And about that protein? Eggs are a terrific non-meat source of protein, and dogs love them. For vegans, there are lentils and legumes and brown rice, as well as supplements for vegan diets. Whichever route you go—vegetarian or vegan—you must keep your vet informed, so she can head off any vitamin or other nutritional deficiencies at the pass. Two good sources for advice on raising a meatless mutt are Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s website (peta.org ).