We would like to introduce Jamie. She provides us with support in writing blog articles and social media posts and enriches our team with her experience of vegan dog life, her enthusiasm, empathy, creativity and expertise. But let's let her have her own say and introduce herself. Curtain up for Jamie:


Flower power in a double pack

My name is Jamie, I am 31 years young and have been vegan for 5 years. My sweet dog Lotti accompanies me on my journey through life. My little almost-grandma (11 years old) has also been vegan for about a year.


How did it come about? I'll tell you now:

After my training as a veterinary assistant, I completed training as a dog nutritionist in 2015. Already at that time, I asked myself why this training content was so full of animal protein. The dog - the omnivore...not the carnivore, right? At that time, however, it didn't occur to me to question this form of nutrition any further. As a vegan, you were already being labelled as tired of life. Be that as it may, this led me to stop using my training at first. Time went by and I was recently very active in the area of food rescue (food sharing). So it happened that I couldn't keep up with giving away food and my fridge was regularly bursting at the seams. It was mostly good organic fruit and vegetables and - okay, I admit it - also many varieties that I didn't like myself. In desperation and because of my extremely strong food throwaway phobia, I had the master thought: Maybe Lotti will like it! So I started cooking for Lotti with all kinds of food and made a kind of profile about each food. A gourmet journey began:


What can I offer a dog? 
Does it have to be cooked, can it be fed raw? 
What does Lotti like at all?

By the way, I have been told all my life that dogs have no taste buds and should eat what goes into the bowl. I always thought that was mean and implausible. And now I have the proof: Lotte is a real gourmet and the list of foods she doesn't like is longer than the list of foods she likes to eat! And let's face it, everyone knows what their Sweetie's favourite food is, don't we? I've spent the last few months going back through all my dog food records and putting them through their paces. And lo and behold! A vegan diet for the dog is possible and in certain stages of life and with certain illnesses even more beneficial than the diet that is far too meat-heavy these days. I recently went to the vet for my annual blood check and Lotti's blood values are like those of a young dog. I'm patting myself on the back right now: I did everything right, I'm proud of us! Lotti nods at me approvingly. I can tell you: it's so much fun cooking for my Lotti. We cook for our children too. Then why not for our dogs. They are an integral part of the family. It's only our beliefs that get in the way. It's fun to rethink! And why shouldn't we feed our dogs a vegan diet if it's possible?! Our planet will certainly thank us for it!!! Now it's your turn: Do you feed your dog a vegan diet? If yes: Tell us your story.

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Hallo Ihr Lieben, seid gut 1 Jahr ernähre ich meinen Hund Yambo auch vegan. Ich halte mich dabei an Eure Rezepte. Ich koche vor und friere die täglichen Portionen ein, da mein Süsser tagsüber bei meinen Eltern ist, da ich berufstätig bin. Yambo (Sheltie, 9 Jahre und den ganzen Tag hungrig. Man könnte denken, ein Labbi im Sheltifell 😉) kann so mittags von meiner Mutter bequem gefüttert werden. Sie fügt oft noch etwas Gemüse aus ihrem Kochtopf hinzu. Er bekommt 3x am Tag etwas in seinen Napf Ich wollte mal fragen, welche Werte Ihr beim Tierarzt prüfen lasst, und wie oft, damit ihr wisst, ob es Eurer Fellnase an nichts mangelt und es ihr gut geht. Macht ihr ein ganz normales (grosses) Blutbild oder lasst Ihr bestimmte Werte checken? Ich frage mich manchmal auch, ob Euer Gemüse und Eure Hülsenfrüchte etc. in den Rezepten aufeinander abgestimmt sind oder ob ich das dann untereinander wechseln kann. Yambo frisst z.B. nicht so gerne Kidneybohnen, liebt aber rote Linsen. Aber Rote Linsen und KB haben ja verschiedene Inhaltsstoffe, genauso, wie Karotten und Kohl unterschiedlich sind…. ich hoffe, meine Fragen sind nicht allzu dumm… über eine Antwort würde ich mich freuen. Alles Liebe, Michaela and Yambo 🙋🏻‍♀️🐶❤

Michaela Kaltschmidt

Liebe Michaela,
das klingt ja toll mit deinen selbstgekochten Mahlzeiten.
Genau, du kannst die Proteinquellen gegeneinander austauschen und das Gemüse. Unsere Rezepte sind, so wie sie bei uns auf der Seite sind, ausgewogen berechnet. Wenn du die Zutaten austauschst kann es sein, dass eine einzelne Mahlzeit nicht komplett alle Nährstoffe enthält, aber wenn du abwechslungsreich kochst, dann sollte sich das ausgleichen über die Zeit. Eddie findet Kidney Bohnen auch nicht so super, Linsen und Erbsen gehen da schon besser. Hier findest du übrigens unsere allgemeine Fütterungsempfehlung für V-Complete und hier wie sich das Futter zusammensetzen sollte https://vegan4dogs.com/der-vegane-hund/ .
Bei der Überprüfung der Blutwerte wäre eine Kontrolle einzelner Nährstoffe interessant, wie z.B. die Vitaminversorgung oder Mineralstoffe. Beim großen Blutbild ist nur ein Bruchteil solcher Werte enthalten. Leider sind solche Untersuchungen echt kostenintensiv, machen aber Sinn das gelegentlich testen zu lassen (nicht nur bei veganen Hunden).
Liebe Grüße Leni

Leni
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