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Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: The Fruit Faery ()
Date: June 30, 2009 07:55PM

I wasn't sure about feeding a dog on a raw vegan diet.
I kept reading that a dog requires meat for optimum nutrition.
I read about Ani Phio's success feeding Rv to her dog
As the diets we have tried are clearly not suiting, we have switched to raw vegan.

I also own a 10 year old, that has never had any of these problems, has shown no interest in either fruit or veggies and will remain on her meat based diet.


I have a 6 month old staffie bitch
Since bringing her home, we have struggled to find a diet that suits her.
For the first week, we continued to feed a dry dog food that the breeder had been feeding.
We soon came to realise that after food she became unnaturally hyperactive and impossible to discipline for about half an hour after eating.
we decided to change her diet.

We have tried various diets over the past 4 months.
She has upset tums and vomiting with most of them.
X Ray and blood tests shed no light on the matter.
She is growing, gaining weight, bright eyed and otherwise healthy looking and appears to be very content.

Desperate to find a solution, we switched her today.
it was the obvious choice as she loves fruit and veggies.

Today she has eaten small portions of pineapple and banana smoothie, apple, cucumber and carrots.


Will see how we go with this.
Today has been good.
No vomiting.

She is sharing a bowl of strawberies with my daughter at the moment

Early days, but what a relief.

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: The Fruit Faery ()
Date: July 02, 2009 09:18AM

Third day of RV today.
Its going very well.
She is happy and content.
No vomiting or diarrhoea.


All good.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2009 09:20AM by The Fruit Faery.

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: The Fruit Faery ()
Date: July 03, 2009 04:23PM

Still early days.
Still going well.
No upset stomach or vomiting. She is chewing her food more, instead of just gulping it down.
She has lots of energy and sleeps well.
All still good

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: The Fruit Faery ()
Date: July 08, 2009 06:58PM

8TH DAY
All still good. no upsets at either end.

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: The Fruit Faery ()
Date: July 12, 2009 04:07PM

Day 13
All good
I have been posting on the main forum (as this forum has been static for a while)

The thread is called 'Raw vegan puppy story'

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: rawfoods ()
Date: July 26, 2009 08:13PM

That is good to know she is still doing alright! I have been slowly adjusting my dogs by starting with giving them small amounts of fruit or salad with their usual meat, but once they become more accustomed to a raw vegan diet, that's all they will eat.

[www.healthyfoodrawdiet.com]

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: The Fruit Faery ()
Date: July 31, 2009 03:01PM

rawfoods Wrote:
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> That is good to know she is still doing alright! I
> have been slowly adjusting my dogs by starting
> with giving them small amounts of fruit or salad
> with their usual meat, but once they become more
> accustomed to a raw vegan diet, that's all they
> will eat.

Hi rawfoods
She is doing very well. So beautiful, energetic and placid.
Hope you have the same success with your dogs.

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: Molli ()
Date: August 14, 2009 03:57PM

One thing you should read up on is what to do with the greens that you feed your pup. From what I understand, you pretty much need to juice or blend the greens (if you don't cook them) before you give them to a dog if you want the dog's digestive system to be able to pull the nutrients out of them. Please read up on that to make sure that you find facts that support what I just said. Its been about a year since I read up on raw diets for dogs. I feed my dog Evo combined with raw. I believe it is the absolute best dog food on the market. It is not distributed thru those large pet supply box stores. I had to go online to find out where I could purchase it where I live.

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: The Fruit Faery ()
Date: August 15, 2009 04:41PM

Molli Wrote:
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> One thing you should read up on is what to do with
> the greens that you feed your pup. From what I
> understand, you pretty much need to juice or blend
> the greens (if you don't cook them) before you
> give them to a dog if you want the dog's digestive
> system to be able to pull the nutrients out of
> them. Please read up on that to make sure that
> you find facts that support what I just said. Its
> been about a year since I read up on raw diets for
> dogs. I feed my dog Evo combined with raw. I
> believe it is the absolute best dog food on the
> market. It is not distributed thru those large
> pet supply box stores. I had to go online to find
> out where I could purchase it where I live.

Hi Molli, thanks for your advice. I appreciate your concern.
If i had taken notice of the stuff that i had read up on, not followed my intuition then i guess that puppy would still be sick!
She does not like green juice. She eats plenty of green smoothies.
I checked out Evo. Its a meat based grain free dry dog food, Not suitable for my pup. She is still raw vegan and doing well.
FFx

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: mindy_r ()
Date: September 03, 2009 10:26PM

i am sorry, but i think that your dog may be "placid" because she is not getting the nutrition that she needs. puppies should not be "placid". dogs need meat to thrive.

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: The Fruit Faery ()
Date: September 06, 2009 03:43PM

mindy_r Wrote:
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> i am sorry, but i think that your dog may be
> "placid" because she is not getting the nutrition
> that she needs. puppies should not be "placid".
> dogs need meat to thrive.


Hi mindy_r
Dont be sorry!
Im not!smiling smiley
Beautiful, energetic and placid is fantastic!
plenty of energy and a placid nature, who could ask for more?
She is a staffordshire bull terrier. An amazing ambassador to her breed!

I have a beautifully behaved energetic happy dog, rather than a very sick puppy.

Many comment on her excellent behaviour. lots of people have asked me what i feed her. I tell them that she likes fruit and leave it at that!
Im so pleased that i had the courage to stop listening to others and actually trust my own intuition on this one!
Over two months raw vegan, no more sickness, no more hyperactivity after feeding.
All good!

ffx

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: BackAgain ()
Date: March 16, 2010 10:47AM

So how is the dog now.

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Re: Switched puppy to a raw vegan diet today
Posted by: The Fruit Faery ()
Date: March 23, 2010 06:06PM

She is just beautiful thanks.
She recently had her 15 month check up with the vet. The vet said that she was in wonderful condition.
A beautiful breeding bitch. She asked me what we fed her. I said that she was fond of fruit. The vet laughed and said that her dog was fond of pears!

ffx

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