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Dogs Go Vegan

More and more vegetarians and vegans are keeping meat and animal products out of their pooch’s chow bowl. But some warn that even though they are omnivores, dogs need their meat. And by the way: don’t even think about trying to give a carrot to your cat.

Hmm... That's not my bone?
Hmm... That's not my bone?
Magali Dubey

GENEVA - Add together 3,160 grams of cooked chickpeas, 83 grams of tofu, 27 grams of textured vegetable proteins, 30 grams of baking soda, 21 grams of oil…and a dash of salt. Is this the latest recipe for a miracle detox diet or a way to avoid this winter's flu bug? Try again! But first, add just 25 more grams of the secret ingredient "Vegedog 1" – a mix of vitamins, trace elements and amino acids– and you'll get a three-day vegan meal for a man's best friend: his dog.

Though still far from common, more and more vegetarians (people who don't eat meat) and vegans (those who don't eat any animal product) are deciding to impose their eating habits on their animal. On specialized forums, many of them say they are disgusted by the idea of buying meat-based food for their cats or dogs. They share recipes for home-made pet food or names of websites selling veggie biscuits, and give each other advice for a smooth transition.

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In his early journalistic writings, the Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez showed he had an eye for factual details, in which he found the absurdity and 'magic' that would in time be the stuff and style of his fiction.

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