hello im a vegetarian tattoo artist, have a little interest on dogs..Until bigboy came to my life.
He is 5 months old when my client offer him for a payment for a tattoo (he breeds pug).

First thing i ask him (my client) is,,do he eats vegetable..and he said "yes!..he likes fruits and vegetables"

First i do not believe him..but when i gave big boy vegetables..he ate it all..
im so very happy..cuz i once have a Dachshund and i just gave it to my brother because he do not like vegetables,it makes me sad cuz im very concern with his health,,

So i said to myself "this dog is for me,big boy is my baby"
But sad to say after few weeks,big boy got skin problem..and my vet told me he got allergies to food..
Im so lonely,,and eventhough im a vegetarian i agree to feed him meat product just to make him better (i think its lamb)..so now he is in good health again,
But what bothering me is his food.

I want him to be vegetarian again, but im scared to give him food that make him sick again..

So anyone,,can you kindly give me advice to what to give him,,what food should i avoid and what food should i gave him..

I know its possible for my big boy to be a vegetarian,,cuz paul and linda mc cartney,,they have vegetarian dogs.

i also read that onion or onion family,chocolate,salt,(salt?), grapes and raisins should be avoided.

thank you very much,,tips and advice are highly appreciated..
thank you again

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Hello!It seems you really care about your little one,but, i would keep him on what the vet said he should have,as pugs have a sensitive digestive track,and you could make him very ill,and i know you wouldn't want that and it's not fair to him as he would be the one to suffer.I have three pugs myself and i love them dearly,for my pugs i make their dog food,but,i've worked with a vet and did research and so far they are healthy,but,every pug is different,and if someday the vet said to me that we would have to make a change,then i would,i do whatever it takes to keep my little ones healthy.You have to be very careful with this breed as they can have alot of health issues so it's important to listen to your vet,especially if you don't want anything to happen to your pet.There are times i've argued with my vet but,i've always put my pugs first,their quality of life is what's important,you do what's right for them.Hope i helped a little,maybe talk a little more with your vet.
I am a vegetarian also, but I never push my believe's on people or animals. I give my pugs carrots, apples, bannans, and pulp from my juicer as treats. I'm not over feeding them with the fruits and veggies either. The are on a weight managment dog food called WD. It's expensive, but it seems to keep there weight in check. Just trying feeding your little vegs and fruits in small portions.
Hope you had luck in finding what is right for your pug,as i work with rescues,it's important to make sure your little one is getting what it needs.There are some things pugs can not have as it can cause health issues,you can also get information on the net,they have alot of helpful sites,good-luck.
I've started writing a "What to feed your pug" series of articles and I started with proteins because they're extremely important. Check it here as it should answer a couple of your questions.

And remember that a pug's healthy diet is not the same with a human healthy diet.
Good luck and hope for the best for your Big Boy.
That's very important to feed your pug what your vet may tell you as it is very important to their health.You have to be so careful with a pug as they are a little different.Wish you the best,hope what twirly says helps.
hello..
thank you all..
im still feeding my big boy dog food..which my vet prescribe..
and im still in the process of researching..and all your replies and concern is a big help for me!

i also bought a book (www.vegetariandogs.com) but it is still in the shiping process,,cant wait to read it.
i also downloaded some vegetarian dog food recipes on the net!

but all my reserch is still in the papers..i havent fed big boy anything that outside my vet prescription..

ahh..again all i can say is thank you all...

ill post something before i go for my vege recipes!
sorry for my english,,its very hard for me to speak in english,,,thats why i dont reply that much.,,but i always read all your replies ..very happy and very thankfull for that..

by the way..i still have a question..cuz all my research are in general,,,i mean not specified to Pugs but to all dogs!
so my question is:
Do all dog foods or dog food reciepies are apllicable to all dogs,,specially to pugs?
cuz i cant find anything..there is no vegetarian pugs..but there are lots of vegetarian dogs...
thank you again,,i hope you understand my second question..
If you can't find the answers on the net then see if you can find books on the subject,or ask the vet if they know where you might be able to find more information.I am surprised you can't find something on the net,it is important to keep your pug healthy,as i'm sure you don't want vet bills.There are somethings my pugs can't have either,so i make sure i'm very careful.Wish you luck,don't worry about your english,i can understand,keep me informed.Wish you all the best.
We give Nalani carrots and lots of green beans, but the vet said she needs fish oil to keep her coat from getting itchy. She has food allergies as well. She is NOT a vegetarian: We feed her natural balance and only the venison and yam. She is very allergic to wheat.

I'm a tattoo artist as well.. I work in Southern California at Bad Influence Tattoo..

Bood Luck...
Beckah
Hi, Hektor is a dustbin, he eats everything including all the rubbish he can find in the park. He loves fruit and vegetables but these are fed as treats, I know that you can have vegetarian dogs but unfortunately Big Boy does not seem to be able to do well on this. I also used to be a vegetarian but fed all my dogs on meat. Hektor is on dry food along with his veggies, if you find wet food difficult try the dry variety, it is better for his teeth. Julie is right, you want a healthy dog and sometimes you just have to ignore your principles accordingly.
Personally, I wouldn't even try to convert a pug into being vegetarian!! I don't mean to sound rude; pugs are known to have numerous health issues and definitely need all the vitamins they can get from meat, chicken or fish. I totally respect your theory of being a vegetarian and your vision of having a vegetarian dog like the “McCartney's sheep dog.”

I've personally met a Great Dane that was a vegetarian and was in perfect health, but they are known to have less health issues than a small compact sized dog such as a pug. I guess it all narrows down to doing the research of your dog's breed, prior to even getting one. I understand your situation is different but do the actual research on the "pug breed", prior to making any changes to his diet. You may also want to visit the dog food analysis web page www.dogfoodanalysis.com.

Good Luck!
Ziggy's Mommy
I ALSO AM A VEGETARIAN AND I FEED MY 2 PUGS DOG FOOD I ALSO COOK THEM CHICKEN BREASTS THEY NEED TO BE GIVEN WHAT SUITS THEM I SAY FEED UR PUG WHAT EVER AGREES WITH HIM......U CANT MAKE HIM SICK AGAIN STAY WITH WHAT EVERE THE VET SAYS GIVE HIM IT WOULD BE SAFER

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