A dog owner that claimed to have a ‘vegetarian’ dog was embarrassed on live television after her dog picked the meat meal option naturally.
Lucy Carrington brought her dog, Storm, to the set of This Morning to talk about the vegetarian diet Storm had ‘naturally’ taken to. Carrington, who is not a vegetarian herself, told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she turned Storm to a vegetarian diet after the dog went off of food.
Noticing Storm’s responsiveness to the meat-free diet, she started buying him meat-free dog food and giving him her leftover vegetables.
To test the claims, the hosts of the show brought out two bowls of dog food, one full of meat and one full of vegetables such as carrots and peas. Storm went straight for the bowl full of meat, totally ignoring the vegetables. After eating its fill, it turned towards the vegetables, but turned back to the meat dish.
Viewers of the morning show took to social media to express how funny and ridiculous they found the entire situation.
Storm the 'vegetarian' Dog on @thismorning, the canine equivalent of Pam-lar from Gavin & Stacey, straight to the meat!
— Gareth Davis (@GarethDavis2) August 30, 2018
Ha ha ha ha. Yes, Storm. Point proven. Brilliant. Meat tastes like murder and let's face it, murder tastes pretty damn good ?#ThisMorning
— Steve Oscar (@StevesOscarBlog) August 30, 2018
@thismorning that poor dog storm is loving the meat and the owner just feeds him a veggie diet but unfair on the dog I think
— diane baker (@dianebaker01) August 30, 2018
#ThisMorning I am roaring at Storm the "vegetarian" dog eating all the meat ????
— jo simcock (@jo_simcock) August 30, 2018
Vet Scott Miller, who was also on the show, said it was unnatural for dogs to rely completely on vegetable diets. They do not get their fill of amino acids, vitamin D and other nutrients that they need and can only obtain from animal protein. He said that while dogs can survive without meat, it is recommended to consult vets before their diets are shifted around.
Carrington said she would switch Storm back to a meat-based diet if that was what he preferred.