Good morning! It’s been a busy morning in Caitlin land. I’ve already put in some hours at my part-time job and now I need to plow through a lot of blog and Summit-related work before 4 PM. Then, I’m going out with friends! YAY!
I woke up this morning and was so happy to find that my knees were not sore at all! Granted, my quads and butt hurt like the dickens, but that’s to be expected after running 7.0 miles. :) But NO knee pain!
Granola, Oikos yogurt, blueberries.
Leftover pizza, sugar snap peas, and watermelon.
The addition of fruit + veggie really filled me up. 1 slice of pizza doesn’t do it for me alone.
My pizza runneth over! 🙂
I was preparing the dog’s food last week when I thought, "Why am I feeding Maggie and James meat if we don’t eat it ourselves?" Especially because we don’t eat meat for moral reasons (more so than health issues or preference issues) — aren’t we just contributing to the problem by purchasing traditional dog food?
Ironically, my mother is reading a book right now about Vegetarian/Vegan Pets and says it’s really interesting. The book (I’ll ask her for the title) talks a lot about the supply chain for pet food, which we already know has a lot of safety issues. It also addresses how traditional pet food includes "meat by products," which can include diseased or decomposing meat (eww).
I did some quick research online and apparently it is possible to have vegetarian dogs, because they are natural omnivores. Cats, however, cannot be vegetarians (they can go blind).
Are there any vegetarian pets out there? What do you feed them? What supplements do they need (I know they would need B12… just like me!)? (Obviously, I would talk to my vet before doing changing the dogs’ diet like this. I’m just curious to know if anyone else does it!)