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Dog foods / Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« on: Jul 22, 2020, 12:05 »
Thanks. Would that also be able to be considered vegan then if it’s from heritage sheep that haven’t been modified to make more fleece? This is very interesting I think.
No, it wouldn't be considered vegan anyway as it comes from an animal.

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Pet news / Re: You and Yours on vegan pet food
« on: Jul 22, 2020, 11:16 »
Very interesting articles by Dr Pitcairn: https://drpitcairn.blog/category/nutrition/?

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Pet news / Re: You and Yours on vegan pet food
« on: Jul 22, 2020, 11:02 »
Fantastic compilation of articles! : https://vegan-dogfood.co.uk/articles/

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Dog foods / Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« on: Jul 22, 2020, 10:57 »
Hi, really curious about this but if the food contains D3 from animal sources how is it vegetarian? Is it because it’s from egg or fish?
That vitamin D3  is from wool fat (lanoline) so the final product can be qualified as Vegetarian but not Vegan

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Dog foods / Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« on: Jul 22, 2020, 10:43 »
I have been feeding my dogs a plant based diet in the last 3 years Ia m quite convinced it is the healthiest option for them. I feed my dogs a variety of kibble, wet food andhome made food. There are several type of kibbles, wet food and supplemenys  in the market 
For dry food you have several brands available in UK : Benevo(3 varieties: Regular, Organic, Puppies), Gather Vegan(organic), V-dog, Yarrah Vegan (organic with 2 varieties one with wheat and another one wheat free), Vegdog, Greta, Amidog, Lukullus Veggie (cold pressed food, it is not vegan as the vitamin D is from animal source), Green Pet food Veggie Dog Origin (vitamin D3 from animal sources) , Green Pet food Veggie Dog Grain Free (vitamin D3 from animal sources) , Greenwoods Veggie (vitamin D3 from animal sources), Pitti Boris Vegetarian( vitamin D3 from animal sources), Solo Vegetal ( I am not sure about the vitamin D3 )
Wet food: Benevo (two varieties), Vegdog (3 varieties) , Amidog (4 varieties), Pauline
Home made food: I use the following chart attached and thhe recipes from Heather Coaster's book: Plant Based Recipes for Dogs. Home  made food is supplemented with V-complete or Vegdog.

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General discussion / Re: Vegan, Vegetarian or Meat
« on: Jul 14, 2020, 14:43 »
I just want to tell my experience , my four dogs have been eating vegetarian/vegan food in the last 6 months  and I am really impressed as they are doing really well. They enjoy their meals  and they look as good as ever (they were in cold pressed food and raw meat before). They eat Yarrah and Veggiedog kibbles but also supplement with seeds(chia, flax, hemp) and with vegetables (sweet potato, pumpkin, beans, etc) and fruit.
3 years now  and doing great! In the last months  I am cooking for them quite a lot , in fact supper is normally home made food. so I am using less dry food... For their  home made food  I  use either Vegdog or V-complete supplements.

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I am following the case. According to a group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaurineDCM/) , there are quite a lot of dogs affected.  There is another group questioning the study https://www.facebook.com/groups/613256769040202/  And here is the study (I would say micro-study even) https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0209112&fbclid=IwAR2IV5x8t9bwydEc8-5njRrwvh3HDLz4Zatj6fQpVaueQAY3HK1W3RdDLQg

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General discussion / Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
« on: Jun 07, 2018, 15:05 »
It is very encouraging to see all these new developments.  The Koji sounds similar to quorn. It will be interesting to see the research in some depth. I know the issue with some plant based proteins is that they are  not complete for a humans needs. This is generally not an issue however as the mix of proteins that are often eaten together, will equal a complete source. EG Rice with lentils would be fine.
I only wanted to clarify that plant based protein can be complete  for humans needs https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-protein-combining-myth/

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Raw feeding / Re: Raw Feeding
« on: Apr 21, 2018, 21:06 »
Posted in one of  of the  groups that I follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xUgt0XzCFQ&app=desktop


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General discussion / Re: Ketogenic Dog Diet
« on: Apr 01, 2018, 16:33 »
Ofs - thank you for this information. I have merged your post with this thread as it is about the series of videos about this subject.

What conclusion did you come to when you had watched it? I found it hard going, not least because of the format. Karen speaks quite fast and it can be hard for us older folk to keep up! Without watching the film again, the only points that I picked up on were:
Rodney’s first dog died of cancer at age 6 years, despite having a very good, fresh, organic diet.
Carbs are not bad for a dog with cancer and in fact the opposite is required.
Lots of protein and fat is not good for cancer.
We should all be fasting our dogs to put them into ketosis. 

I am probably wrong but as I said, I did struggle with it. Would be interested to know what you learned from the discussion and if you are moved to follow their thinking/ advice.

Basically Karen Becker realised that despite of giving dogs what she considers a right and proper diet (organic raw meat ) , she still has to deal with a lot of  cancer cases in dogs and  besides the dogs didn't do it better carrying on with this diet. So she was worried about all those cancer cases , she did some researches and she got a new solution: Ketogenic diet.   I understood that high protein levels are not good in these cases (even in general only when the dogs are growing)
 For me it is quite interesting because someway it is going to  change the general vision of dogs feeding for those people that feed raw meat of course.

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General discussion / Re: Raw Feeding
« on: Apr 01, 2018, 11:45 »
I saw  in a group a post about a new series by Karen Becker and Rodney Habib : The Truth about Cancer. I think it is interesting some of the facts and evidences that they conclude. Here a  bit of a summary  of the project: https://youtu.be/5AK1UXQoEHE


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Raw feeding / Re: Raw Feeding
« on: Feb 06, 2018, 14:57 »
I found this recent article that could be of your interest https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/raw-chicken-linked-to-paralysis-in-dogs

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General discussion / Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
« on: Jan 23, 2018, 14:54 »
ofs, there are video's on You Tube that talk of lab grown meat in general.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u468xY1T8fw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se94UfeLwZA
Thanks!! It would be important for me if they don't need to  cause any harm to the animal to obtain the animal cells.
I found this other video where they say they could get cells from feathers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GgP6jo5DTM

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