V-dog Senior Spotlight: Daisy the Adventurer

Meet Daisy, a 14-year-old vegan dog who has been a v-dog for 6 years and counting. Daisy and her mom, Monica, have tackled almost 21,000 miles of hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and backcountry snowboarding together. Even in her golden years, Daisy still takes on 5 miles of hiking a day. 

"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," says Monica. "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." 

Monica is an ethical vegan and thrilled to have Daisy join her in her plant-based lifestyle. She adds homemade soft food like quinoa, beans, split peas, carrots, yams, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, sunflower seeds, and apples to Daisy's kibble.

"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," Monica says.  

Before switching to v-dog, Daisy never got very excited about food, sometimes leaving her meals in her bowl until the end of the day. "This rarely happens with v-dog and with time, she seems to have grown even more fond of her food, getting after it with excitement I’ve never seen from her," says Monica. "She frequents her bowl often looking for more food to magically appear, which a little usually does!"

14 years is old for a large dog, but Daisy exhibits playfulness every day and is always eager to go on her outdoor adventures. 

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Is your pup ready to make the switch to a cleaner, healthier diet? At v-dog, we've seen thousands of dogs reap the health benefits of our 100% plant based products, receiving A+ checkups at the vet. Our kibble is nutritionally complete and balanced, AAFCO approved, and free of byproducts, fillers, and common allergens. Learn more about what we do at v-dog.com, or check out the resources below!

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