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There are commercially available vegan dog foods that can be safely fed to dogs. Brown et al. tested vegan dog food on a set of Siberian Huskies: In 2009, Brown and colleagues [52] reported the results of a study of 12 sprint-racing Siberian Huskies fed either a commercial diet recommended for active dogs (n = 6), or a meat-free diet formulated to ...


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I always say that you can't own an animal. Can you own a human person? A reasonably broadly acceptable definition of veganism is an effort to avoid exploiting non-human animals for human use. According to this definition, keeping an animal as a companion "for one's own fulfillment" would perhaps be considered not consistent with veganism. Many vegans ...


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As you point out, Rabbits are vegan. Their diet is primarily grass hay, which may be available locally. The environmental impact of getting the hay depends on how far away you have to go to get it (or how far someone brought it) and how much irrigation it used. But the amount of hay that a typical rabbit uses is quite small. One normal sized bale of hay ...


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There are various companies that make vegan dog treats. Here's a few, though I'm not sure how many ship worldwide. Antler dog chews make sweet potato treats which they say consist of 100% sweet potato. Berriewood pet supplies do Carrot slices dog treats Veggiepets do a range of vegetarian and vegan treats Head up for tails also do a range of treats These ...


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Vegans who follow an ethical lifestyle, who would however like to share that life with an animal, can have several questions – for instance which pets are vegetarian or vegan so that they can blend seamlessly into an ethical lifestyle. There can be ethical questions such as this one: should vegans have pets at all? As to this, most vegans tend to agree that ...


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My bet is on fishes. My arguments come below: low food consumption - the vast majority of fishes are cold-blooded (yes, there is at least one warm-blooded fish specie), so they need significantly lower amounts of food than warm-blooded pets (source): For the same body weight poikilotherms need one-third to one-tenth of the energy of homeotherms. They ...


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The largest survey about choice of companion animals in the United States is the APPA National Pet Owners Survey and this survey doesn't appear to ask whether people identify as vegan. However, it costs $3500 to obtain a copy of the document so I can't conclusively confirm that. I was not able to locate any other research surveys or polls about which ...


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My dog lives on a vegan diet. I'm buying my dog the Benevo food. My dog likes it and has no problems after two years of eating it. The company produces both cat and dog food. That's why I think this is not true. Dogs and cats can live on plants.


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This is my non-expert opinion: dogs and cats have bodies that can process meat, while humans have bodies designed for a plant-based diet. But even cats and dogs can live healthily on a plant-based diet, simply by ensuring that they get all the necessary types of foods and nutrients, which are all available in the plant kingdom or in synthetic supplements. I ...


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