Many of the pets in the North Carolina sangha are vegetarian (as are, apparently, Dharma's dogs), so I thought I would try to Kirby on board.
I ordered a sample of Evolution Diet, which is meant to be "the greenest, cleanest, cruelty-free and lowest in C02, CH4, heavy metal contamination and emissions since 1989." It's also supposed to keep the pets healthy and make them live a long, long time.
As soon as I got the stuff home, I sneaked some of it into Kirby's regular food, which is a prescription-only kibble designed to keep his kidneys healthy.
It seems that he noticed the new food, and tried to remove it.
So then I went to Plan B.
I decided to do a side-by-side taste test, and let Kirby vote with his mouth.
The old food is on the left, and the new food is on the right.
Guess which one won?!
Sure, the old food won this round.
But it ain't over yet.
We're going to have one more go at it, now that I read the following on the Evolution Diet website:
Q. How hard is it to switch a Dog, Cat or Ferret to Evolution Diet?
A. Easy, Easy, Easy! Just fast the animal for 1 or 2 days and then offer Evolution Diet as the only food. This will help detox your pet and reduce the risk of vomiting or diarrhea which is so common when changing to a new food.