PDN Canine Longevity Diet
Breaking the record
for Canine Longevity
(29 years-5 months)
vege dog was a Lab/Airedale mix who died at the age of 7 from a tick disease Ehrlichiosis
that was improperly treated by her vet. She reached the weight of
96 pounds.During her entire life, she was seen by Veterinarians, who performed
routine tests on her, and with the exception of a skin allergy to certain grasses,
never had any health problems. Her loss has inspired me to research canine health
As the owner of four dogs( three
female and one male-mixed Lab breeds),I've found myself increasingly committed
and concerned about their health and longevity.
the developer of a Vegetarian program, I questioned whether the vegetarian
diet could improve canine health like it does for humans.
course, the first argument people are going to have is that
DOGS... OMNIVORES OR
According to Rebecca Remillard,
DVM, a Specialist in Veterinary Nutrition:
"Canines are in the order
Carnivora, but I think their feeding behaviors are best described as omnivorous.
The term carnivore applies to their taxonomic classification, not their feeding
behavior. Taxonomically, dogs are members of the order Carnivora, a very diverse
group, that includes 12 families of more than 260 species, some of which are herbivorous
mammals (the panda). There are three types of feeding behavior (omnivorous, herbivorous
and carnivorous) all of which can be found among different members of the order
Carnivora." (From an email response to the question of dogs being looked
upon as carnivorous or omnivorous in the newsletter of the American Academy of
canine does NOT, hunt down it's food and eat it,blood,bones and all.In fact, the
domesticated canine can and is trained to bring dead animals to the feet of it's
master(hunter) without eating it
dental structure of the domesticated canine is in fact, capable of chewing both
vegetable matter and meat tissue.A fact presented on several documentaries about
the development of Dogs
The domesticated canine is completely dependent
upon human beings for it's food. The commercial dog food industry by it's very
nature, is UNNATURAL for dogs, if you want to discuss the concept of the natural
diet of dogs.One could easily argue that the teeth and claws of dogs did not
develop due to an evolutionary need to tear into bags of kibble.With the exception
of some larger breeds,the domesticated canine does NOT have claws capable of opening
metal cans- which is what much of it's food is stored in at this point in it's
evolution as an animal
- The majority of dog BREEDS, are the creation of MAN. Designed
to suit the purposes and needs of MAN.
February 6, 2005
(Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation) -- Aging beagles supplied
with a diet rich in nutrients found in fruits and vegetables, given exercise,
and social and environmental stimulation remained more youthful and smarter than
canines given run-of-the-mill treatment, a new study from the National Institute
of Aging (NIA) reports
the things that are being shown to improve human and canine performance are NOT
from dead meat but instead from living
of Pet Product Sampling
tested over 400 pet products, including beds, chew toys, stuffed toys, collars,
leashes, and tennis balls. Since there are no government standards for hazardous
chemicals in pet products, it is not surprising that toxic chemicals were found.
* 45% of pet products tested had detectable levels of one or more hazardous chemicals,
* One-quarter of all pet products had detectable levels of lead.
* 7% of all pet products had lead levels greater than 300 ppm -- the current CPSC
lead standard for lead in children's products.
* Nearly half of pet collars
had detectable levels of lead; with 27% exceeding 300 ppm -- the CPSC limit for
lead in children's products.
* One half (48%) of tennis balls tested had detectable
levels of lead. Tennis balls intended for pets were much more likely to contain
lead. Sports tennis balls contained no lead.
than get into any long arguments regarding a vegetarian diet for dogs, let me
simply state the following.
We have had as many as 4 Vege dogs at one time
Ms. Frankie II
5 yrs- 7 months old
Throughout their lives their diets have
consisted of commercially prepared
dog foods-designed to meet the standards of the AAFCO
adult dogs as well as Home made Vege-Dog meals.
adding chlorophyll to their diet and water as puppies, they become very accustomed
to the taste of greens.
the record-While I have never engaged them in any type of hunting, given the opportunity,
all four dogs chase and have killed rats and birds. The idea that somehow putting
them on a vegetarian diet has altered their instinctive nature is laughable
Canine Longevity Champions
Bluey-29 years-5 months-diet not found
Guinnness Record Oldest Living Dog
ANY dog has lived past 20 years of age demonstrates how poorly the domesticated
canine has been cared for as a group and why the total concept of life expectancy
among canines needs to be completely reevaluated
there are documented cases of Vegedogs living past the age of 20 years old, demonstrates
that the vegetarian diet for dogs can be just as beneficial for health and
longevity as any other proposed canine diet
a Vegedog came within a year and a half of being the Oldest Living documented
dog, speaks for itself.
as a human being or dog owner you decide to become a complete vegetarian or not,
if health and longevity are of importance to you, then you must incorporate vegetarianism
into your lifestyle