Climbing mountains at age 14!


"Daisy is 14 years old and has been eating v-dog kibble for 6 years. At 75 lbs she is considered a large dog, yet is fit and healthy enough to continue hiking on a daily basis. Over the years we have tackled almost 21,000 miles together (hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, snowshoeing, xc-skiing, backcountry snowboarding) While things have slowed down in her senior years, we still manage around 5 miles a day, give or take. Living in the mountains of the Sierra Nevadas, there are constant challenges of ascending and descending on sometimes rugged terrain, yet she still manages to lead the way and control our pace. Folks we encounter on outings are always shocked at how good she is doing at her age, which is the perfect segue for promoting her diet ;) As an ethical vegan I can’t tell you how thankful I am you exist. While I supplement her kibble with homemade soft food (typically a mix of quinoa, beans, split pea, carrot, yam, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, sunflower seed, apple) it is extra work which can be challenging in today’s world where most of us already live busy lives. Like most older dogs, Daisy has arthritis, yet it does not hinder her excitement for or performance during daily outdoor adventures. I am convinced without question her diet and lifestyle are the reason. Thank you for contributing to her optimal health which allows us to have continued quality time with our sweet girl."

Monica Quinones

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