Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan

Pooch Cafe

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    Out of curiosity, do vegetarian/vegan dog owners give their dogs meat-based dog food? I’m semi-vegetarian (I eat meat, tofu and veggie burgers now and then) and I had never owned a dog.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    re: temple SUD

    While both dogs and cats eat a small amount of vegetation, their diet is mostly meat. I keep wondering how good our mostly grain pet foods are for them.

  3. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 2 years ago

    Lately I’ve been enjoying diced avocados and tomatoes. When it comes to meat, I try to go organic – especially with fowl.

  4. Amber Thompson

    Amber Thompson said, over 2 years ago

    Cast MUST have meat, if they don’t get enough, they can go blind.

  5. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    If they want to deny their pets meat, they should get a sheep or a goat.

  6. linobo

    linobo said, over 2 years ago

    According to a recent study, dogs evolved to digest starch when they became domesticated: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34095/title/Dogs-Adapted-to-Agriculture/

  7. StelBel

    StelBel GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    I agree wholeheartedly with you. I do the same.

  8. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Google “raw meat diet for dogs”. Or cats. Grains are bad enough for humans, let alone carnivores. If you’re really lucky you’ll find a local farmer who makes pet food from grass fed beef but the odds are against you. Grains get taxpayer subsidies, making industrial food-like products appear to be cheap.

  9. DaBoogadie

    DaBoogadie said, over 2 years ago

    I have 5 cats and none of them will eat raw, commercially produced beef or chicken.

  10. dheyman002

    dheyman002 said, over 2 years ago

    I’m vegetarian but I feed my dogs food with meat, and even get them McDoubles from time to time. They shouldn’t have to be vegetarian too!

  11. StelBel

    StelBel GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    So…………….. just why is Poncho high-tailing it out of there??


  12. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, over 2 years ago

    he ate the veggie burgers??

  13. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 2 years ago

    Dogs, like humans, can go a day or 2 with food, it is supposed to be good for you – not that I want to. Dogs can also get nutrition from bone meal, so bones are good for them.

  14. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Agree with Elsie; he ate the burgers and is really ticked off that he risked trouble for soy/tofu/veggie. I know the feeling.

  15. Rrrnay

    Rrrnay said, over 2 years ago


    The answer is not very good at all! Cats are obligate carnivores, they must eat meat as there are some important nutirents they get from it that they cannot synthesize from other foods like we can, Taurine is one of them. They also lack the digestive enzymes to deal with grains. In their natural diet of small critters, any grain they might get has been partially digested.

    My cat has been on a raw meat diet for many years, grains give her the runs. After her first meal of raw chicken, they went away. She is incredibly healthy and has a coat that makes the vet “ooh and ahh.”

    While dogs are mostly considered carnivores, they (and their wild counterparts) are really opportunistic feeders (which is why Poncho at the veggie burger!) They’ll eat vegetables or whatever they find, but also don’t digest grains very well. My dog loved sweet potatoes more than her raw meat., and regularly served herself dessert from apples that had fallen from the tree in the yard.

    And not to get too detailed but the volume of “output” is significantly lower with a raw meat and vegetable, grainless diet…no massive piles like you see with commercial foods based on corn as a filler!

    So, Poncho, don’t feel bad, it’s just your natural instinct to eat whenever you get the chance!

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