Musician Katy Perry is planning to go vegan. The musician took to Twitter over the weekend to share the news with her 109 million followers. “I’m about 95 percent ready to be 100 percent vegan,” Perry tweeted. “My dog Nugget has been joining me on this journey for the past four months. Pray for us, okay[?]”
I’m about 95% ready to be 100% VEGAN… my dog Nugget has been joining me on this journey for the past 4 monthz. Pray for us ok ✌🏻♥️— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 16, 2021
Perry’s vegan journey
In 2019, Perry was part of a group of celebrity investors—which also included Serena Williams, Jay-Z, Trevor Noah, Ruby Rose, Jaden Smith, and will.i.am—who helped plant-based company Impossible Foods raise $300 million in a Series E funding round. The 36-year-old musician is also a big fan of Impossible Burgers. Prior to giving birth to her daughter Daisy Dove Bloom last year, Perry satisfied her pregnancy cravings with the plant-based burger. “Actually a food that grosses me out now is beef,” Perry told her fans in March 2020 on Instagram. “Not really into red meat, but thank God for Impossible Burger because that basically tastes like red meat and when I do want it, I do that.” Perry even dressed up as a vegan burger two times, for the 2019 Met Gala and for Taylor Swift’s music video for “You Need to Calm Down.”
Can dogs go vegan?
Perry is not the first celebrity to transition her dog to a plant-based diet. In June, world champion race car driver, and fellow vegan, Lewis Hamilton revealed that his dog Roscoe is vegan and “super happy.” While there is debate about whether or not dogs should follow a fully plant-based diet, Sarah Dodd, DVM, a consulting veterinarian for vegan dog food brand Halo Holistic Garden of Vegan, assures that dogs—who, unlike wolves, co-evolved with humans—can thrive on a properly managed plant-based diet. “Indeed, there is even evidence which suggests that, in dogs, digestibility of some plant-derived nutrients are even greater than animal-based ones,” Dodd told VegNews in June, explaining that transitioning a dog to any new diet should be done incrementally and with advice from a veterinary nutritionist.