Non-Animal Protein Sources and Levels in Vegan Pet Foods
Importer of Amì vegan pet food for Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.
2. Ethically and morally, being vegan is about not participating in the suffering and exploitation of animals. Feeding your dog or cat dead animal waste, which is mainly the ingredients on all commercial pet food is cruel and supports the slaughterhouse industry. Instead you should feed your loved ones a complete, balanced vegan food free from toxics and cruelty. The choice is simple.
Halo’s new Vegan Garden Medley is not intended to be used by everyone—but is a choice for individuals who are vegetarian/vegan and want to feed their pet that way or for those who have a dog with a medical issue that prevents them from eating meat (e.g. severe food allergy, etc.). Halo will not be formulating a vegetarian or vegan recipe for cats who are obligate carnivores and whose nutritional needs are very different from dogs.
- Vegan pet food: Can it be done?
The Alarming New Vegan Pet Food Branded by Celebrity Ellen DeGeneres
Although there are several brands of vegan kibble on the market (Nature's Balance, V-dog, Wenaewe, Pet Guard, Avo Derm, Natural Life, Evolution Diet and Wysong) I prefer to make vegan dog food myself.Can cats get the nutrients they need in their diet from non-meat sources? Can you feed your cat a vegan diet? Most feline nutritional experts say no, but there are a a cat can live a healthy life eating a vegan diet. Note that the sources promoting the pro-vegan diet in this article are vegan pet food companies.The process that got us here began long ago, as an offshoot of intensive animal agriculture. That was when pet owners were first told by big feed and slaughterhouse corporations that it was OK to feed a baked “chow” or kibble pellet to their dogs and cats () and when the big Chicago slaughter houses found canned dog food a convenient way to dispose of their waste. () Once pet owners bought into that, it became acceptable to feed dogs and cats products that had no relationship whatsoever to what dogs and cats had consumed for millennia. Once you no longer believed that your dog or cat needed its natural diet or even remembered what it was, it was only a small step farther to suggest that they could prosper eating most anything. Animal protein () is more expensive then plant protein. So those corporations, God bless them, found it advantageous to get you to believe that there was no difference between the two and that pets were mindless cartoon creatures that could be fed the same nondescript slop day after day, year after year. It was forgotten that taste, mouth feel, variety, chewing and gnawing for dental health and variety for an enriched environment were of any importance. Aiding them was our migration to the cities, our day-to-day separation from Nature and the two-worker family. When folks got home, they no longer found the time to cook for their pets. They need to hurry up to get online, or click on the tube to be banfielded with pet melodramas. () The pet food companies, dodgy vegan lines included, were quick to pat you on the back and say with phony sincerity, “Don’t Worry, its OK”. Which represents the greater crime against nature? Providing cats and dogs with a vegan diet that is specially formulated to meet their nutritional needs, or giving them a highly processed meat-based food consisting of feathers, tumors, nerve tissue, cat and dog carcasses, ground-up plastic, and a poison specifically designed to kill them? A cat or dog can live and be healthy without having animals killed for food. Therefore if we give them meat, we are participating in taking animal life merely for the sake of their appetite. Jed puts it succinctly, “just because our cats and dogs don’t understand and cannot be held morally responsible for this, does not mean that no injustice has been committed.”