Does anyone else think this is ridiculous?

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  1. ~Tucker&Me~

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    mmhmm. I was on the veg Society of QLD forum. because I am vegetarian myself. A lot of them have their dogs on veg/vegan diet. I just don't think you can do it healthily. I've heard that dogs can be healthy of veg diets but not vegan. I just plain wouldn't risk their health for my beliefs.
    Plus I'm a huge supporter of a dog getting lots of bones, tofu doesn't come in bone varieties and my dogs will always get bone atleast 5 times a week.
     
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    THANK YOU.

    I think it's awful to put your own beliefs on your pets. Rats are omnivores and I just can't see them being healthy as vegans.

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    I've never heard of a rat on a vegan diet. I don't think I would ever put any of my pets on a vegan or vegetarian diet when it's important and natural for them to have meat. I am a vegetarian, too.
    What do rats usually eat (besides mixed feeds you might find in pet stores)? :eek:
     
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    they can survive on that diet...but they arnt going to thrive...
    my guys LOVED scrambled eggs lol.

    the good news is i very much doubt anyone adopting them is truly going to keep them vegan lol...

    what does bug me is they are kept on aspen in an aquarium *grumbles* rate are NOT tank mamals no matter how many gallons the tank holds...

    i hope they get a good rattie experienced home with a wire cage to live in
     
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    rediculous!
     
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    Man. I think it could be done but that would be such a boring diet for them. I know my rats loved scrambled eggs and chicken bones, and Thanksgiving & Easter were their favorite holidays because they got loads of turkey and ham. :p

    What would really tick me off is if someone wanted to put their cat on a diet like that.
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Vegan cats . . . shiver.

    I suspect they'd be fine, assuming you gave them things like avocado and such. I'm not sure though that the bagged foods are actually vegan-safe . . . I'd have to read the back of them. But rats are pretty flexible eaters, honestly. I wouldn't put mine (technically my fiance's on a vegan diet) but I doubt it would hurt them . . . heck you could probably just give them what you (the vegan) were eating and they'd be ok.

    On the other hand, I have to agree about enforcing your ethical beliefs on your pets. But then, I'm not a vegan or a vegitarian, so I probably can't discuss that issue from a legitimate standpoint.
     

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