Many vegans have the desire to provide love and care to animals while they don’t consume (or frequently use) animal products. In contrast, some pets cannot be like their owner and live a vegan lifestyle. So, what are the ideal pets for vegan households? Alexander Animal Hospital can assist you!
One of the ideal pets for vegan households are dogs. They do not need meat to thrive, despite popular belief. Dogs are naturally omnivorous and can receive many essential nutrients from plant nutrition, such as vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes. Dogs also have high protein requirements.
Moreover, they make wonderful companions as they keep you active, offer unconditional love, and provide you with a purpose. It’s vital to speak with your veterinarian about dietary requirements at your new pet’s wellness visit to ensure they receive adequate nutrition to promote development and growth.
Furthermore, guinea pigs are also one of the ideal pets for vegan households. They are the best option if you are searching for a small herbivorous pet. Guinea pigs are also social, love daily interaction, live up to 4-8 years old, and mostly eat grass hay. You also don’t have to provide them supplemental vitamin C since you can do it with fruits and vegetables.
Rabbits are fluffy creatures that have always been herbivores. They mainly eat hay but still need a balanced diet with a small amount of fruit, hay pellets, and vegetables. Rabbits can live a maximum of 10 years with a balanced diet.
Tortoises Are Relatively Easy to Care For
Lastly, a tortoise can be a great option if you desire a vegan pet that lives much longer than other pets. Plus, tortoises are gentle, live between 10-80 years, and live a vegan lifestyle since fresh fruits and vegetables make up mainly their diet.
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.
Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment.