Sunday, August 24, 2008

News Flash!

The online Vegan Dog Nutrition Course from the Vegan Dog Nutrition Association appears to be up and running. They're asking for a minimum $25 donation, and you receive a certificate of completion after passing their test.

According to the myspace page for the book Obligate Carnivore: Cats, Dogs, and What It Really Means to be Vegan, a 2nd, updated edition (said to be "a million times better" than the 1st edition) is in the works. Release date is given as "summer 2008", but I haven't heard any more about it. The first edition is currently out of print, but copies are still easily obtained. has been redesigned, and is offering a few new products. has quite a few treat options now.

I've removed the link to Missing Link Vegetarian Supplement in the supplements post, due to new information from Vegan Essentials that Missing Link has added a dairy derived ingredient. Such a shame, as that was a good product that I had used in the past. The good news is that Vegan Essentials is planning on expanding their selection of vegan companion animal supplies.

Got any news relevant to the topic of vegan dogs? Let me know! Most google searches lead me back to my own blog now (not a bad thing, I suppose, but it makes it harder for me to find new info and links).

I'll leave you with a photo of my friend Nico, enjoying the vegan birthday cake I baked for him. He doesn't mind that I have the cake decorating skills of a 5 year old on a sugar high. Isn't he sweet?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Vegetarian 1939?

I just happened to stumble across this ad from an August 1939 edition of Popular Mechanics. It shows dogs riding in luxury on the French ocean liner Normandie. The dogs were provided with their own heated kennels, drinking fountain, life jackets, and gourmet menu. Something on the menu caught my eye.

Here is the menu, enlarged:

Interesting, no? From what I can tell, the meal involves fresh veggies and pasta. Or so my French-English dictionary tells me.