VEGAN PET INFO
Dogs are physiologically omnivores. In recent history, dogs have lived on table scraps from people eating primarily plant foods. Our domesticated best friends have evolved with us and changes are evident in dietary adaptation and lifestyle.
The toxic load in the body from eating at the top of the food chain is extremely alarming. Pesticides and carcinogens are stored in fat. This toxicity is exponentially magnified as animals are fed to animals. Fish that have no mechanism to detoxify their own bodies are routinely fed, as fish meal, to other fish, poultry, and livestock…and cats. Some cats on a meat-based diet have been tested to have over 30 times the Reference Dosage Limit of Mercury for humans. The best way to minimize the mercury, arsenic, cadmium, uranium, etc., in your companion animal’s diet (and your own) is to eat a plant-based diet.
More than 66 BILLION land animals are slaughtered for food each year, as well as TRILLIONS of fish! Most of these animals are not being raised on a picturesque rural farm. Most live their lives, and meet their end, in ways that are indescribably cruel. In the US alone, there are 73 million dogs fed from this slaughter…dogs who could be thriving on an economical, plant-based diet.
In addition to the cruelty, the environmental impact of eating a meat-based diet – for humans or companion animals – makes that diet unsustainable for the number of people and animals on the planet.