At present, the impact of the dog food industry on the environment is much greater than we seem to realize and causes a tremendous amount of animal suffering. The rise of environmental awareness and animal friendly movements in recent years shows that new times ask for new ways of eating for both humans and pets.
The book Dog.Eat.Plant. offers a solid counterview to the common assumption that eating animal products is natural for dogs and necessary to keep them healthy. The authors, Rick Scholtes and Lisette Kreischer, have consulted several international authorities on plant-based food for dogs.
Explaining what a dog needs in terms of nutrients and how to obtain these from the plant kingdom, this handy book provides an overview of the ingredients for a well-balanced plant-based diet for your dog and includes 10 easy and delicious recipes to composed applying latest scientific knowledge.
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‘I was skeptical about feeding dogs a plant based diet, but after digging into it, I became a supporter. Lisette and Rick explain in this book that nothing has to be compromised in terms of food quality, palatability and health for our four-legged friends. Highly recommended and great to enjoy by the dog as well the caretaker. Reducing animal suffering and therefore eating less animal products is the future for humans and animals.’
Piet Hellemans – TV presenter & vet
In addition to his work at a consultancy firm for sustainable building as an LCA specialist, Rick Scholtes runs the webshop VegaVriend. Rick is a certified behavioral therapist for dogs and works as an instructor at a dog school. He also runs a wholesale business for vegan pet food.
Rick lives in Hilversum, The Netherlands together with his partner Janneke, dogs Teddy and Rani and cat Hannah. They all enjoy plant based food.
Lisette Kreischer is one of the kickstarters of the vegan movement in the Netherlands. She has been vegan since 2001, is co-founder of the famous Dutch Weed Burger and has written ten successful vegan (cook)books, including The Plant Pharmacy, the successful and internationally acclaimed Ocean Greens and her most recent Man.Eat.Plant
Lisette lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands together with her partner Jonathan and her best friend Mr. Pooh, who is becoming an old little guy. They all enjoy plant based food.
'Het is een wat je noemt doortimmerd boek geworden. We laten het aan de geschiedenis over om te zien wat er van wordt maar dat het een kans verdient is wat mij betreft een zekerheid. Het boek kan zeker dienen als een discussiestarter en komt precies op een goed moment uit.'
‘Our food animal industry results in very great suffering for large numbers of animals and it is logically inconsistent to treasure one animal (the one emotionally close to us) at the cost of other animals being treated inhumanely. To find alternative diets for dogs and cats that do not include meat is very important work and needs to be done.’
‘Dogs do not need to eat animal products to be healthy. They are omnivores who can thrive on a well-balanced plant-based diet. Feeding a nutritious plant-based diet to our canine companions is a simple and powerful way for each of us to positively impact our dogs' health, to help end the unnecessary torture and slaughter of other sentient, feeling animals and to save our planet. I call that a total win.’
‘It’s a wonderful feeling to know we can feed our dogs in a way that supports their best health and happiness, while also supporting the well-being of other species and our planet.’