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    Hello Fellow Vegan Travelers!
    I realize that there are many other vegan that want to travel with their vegan dogs. Several domestic and international pet food companies make vegan food for pets, primarily cats and dogs. You could also go online and research how to prepare their own vegan pet food. However, for those to wish to purchase retail pet food, there are indeed a few vegan product lines.

    If you reside in the USA, You may be interested in purchasing the vegan pet food online prior to your trip so that you may pack it in your suitcase to take with you on your journey. Another option is to wait until you arrive in your destination country and purchase the vegan pet food in retail pet merchandise stores there or purchase it online and have it delivered to your hotel, hostel, or rented home.

    What have been your experiences traveling with a vegan dog?


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    Re: Traveling with a vegan dog

    Many vegetarians opt to also provide a vegan lifestyle for there dog since it can be a big dilemma being a vegetarian and feeding your dog meat. One thing to consider when purchasing the vegan product is if it is on the Association Of American Feed Control Officials list of approved food. They have a few different brands that are vegan and approved. Also if you are switching your dog from a normal pet food diet to vegan you should consult your veterinarian to address concerns and avoid future problems.

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      Re: Traveling with a vegan dog

      While I share the opinion that a vegan diet is unnatural and unhealthy for dogs, if you are serious about 'research' you'll look for qualified, appropriate experts to address your question. I'd suggest spending a few bucks to buy some time from an accredited canine nutritionist.

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        Re: Traveling with a vegan dog

        One of the things I love about Dog Almighty is that they can make almost anything on their menu vegan (I'm still a bit bummed that they don't have vegan cheese; it's ridiculously easy to get in today's market). However, my biggest complaint right now is that they advertise "Vegan Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers!" in a large jar on their counter. My friend Terri (who is omni, but *very* understanding about veganism) and I have been there several times and ask about the graham crackers each time we go. We've been told that the crackers are Honey Maid brand (and therefore not vegan, though just try telling that to the employees!) Terri sent an email to the owner of Dog Almighty, and here's what went down -


        (From Terri - )
        I have a question about the vegan chocolate-covered graham crackers sold at your store. I was getting dinner there when I noticed them, and remembered that my vegan friend had been lamenting about not being able to find vegan grahams anywhere, so I asked the person at the counter if he knew what brand the person who makes them (I do realize they’re made by a separate vendor) used. He told me right away “Honey Maids”, to which I replied, “Those contain honey and honey’s an animal product…that’s not vegan.” He seemed a bit perplexed and I just asked for your card, seeing as a) he could be wrong and b) he’s just a guy who works there and it’s not his fault. So, my friend and I wanted to know if we could find out if the grahams used are actually vegan…if it is just a random store brand, it’s very likely to contain honey and the product is mislabeled. I do know there are some vegans who don’t object to honey, but that’s like vegetarians who occasionally eat fish—if the product does contain honey, unsuspecting vegans should really be able to know that so they can make the choice.

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