Liz: What fruits and vegetables should you feed German Shepherd?
I am planning to get a German Shepherd soon, and this is part of my research. I would like to have him on a vegetarian diet.(eggs are okay).
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Answer by Launi
Nope. Sorry. Dogs are NOT vegetarians. No way. Ain't gonna work.
Answer by dalksnis
My she-GSD adors apples, likes some raw and boiled patatoes, likes milk and especially kefir as a change for her meat diet. Is that unnatural?
Answer by //.Karma.™
I don't agree with feeding dogs strictly fruits and vegetables, but here you go.
Absolutely, you can feed your pet a vegetarian diet. But the most important thing you will need to remember, since your pet won't be getting any meat, is to feed high quality protein with the meals, just as you do. The amino acids in meat are essential nutrients, and if you're not feeding meat, your pet will get all the necessary amino acids from tofu, grains and beans. As you learn more about feeding a raw diet, you'll likely bump into many people who are totally against feeding grains. Feeding grains is a personal choice, and does work well for many. It is suggested that the protein be rotated because each and every protein source you choose has a different amino acid chain and concentration. It is also highly recommended to seek out organic grains and beans. Oils are also an essential ingredient in a vegetarian diet, so make sure these get alternated as well, once a week!
Putting together a proper and nutritionally complete vegetarian diet for your pet can be quite as complex as the traditional raw diet. You must do your research before plunging in! An absolutely EXCELLENT alternative, while you're researching and learning, is Dr. Harvey's. The foods come complete with organic grains, vegetables, herbs and some required supplements. All you need to do is add your protein source and essential oils…and you have a nutritionally complete meal for your dog or cat. The food is also an excellent choice for pet owners who want to feed a traditional raw diet with meat or who want the convenience of a home-cooked meal for their pets.
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