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Can Cats Be Vegan? A Research-Backed Answer

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Ever since going vegan, I’ve been incredibly conflicted about this question. It’s sad and painful to feed my 2 cats animal products, but at the same time, I can’t imagine feeding them lower quality food, or vegan food that might cause serious health issues. Ask vets if cats can be vegan, and 99% or so will say that it’s not a good idea. I’ve been pouring through all the research on vegetarian...

How to Feed a Dog With Vegan Food on a Budget

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For an equal level of quality, vegan dog food is going to be more expensive than “normal” dog food. There’s just less demand for it, so companies can’t manufacture it in the same quantities (gets cheaper the more you make). But you do have a few options to lower the cost. 1. Monitor Online Stores for Discounts (and buy “damaged” food) Veggie Pets is a store that sells vegan dog food like V-Dog...

3 Reasons Your Dog Might Not Do Well on Vegan Dog Food

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There are a few good reasons to give your dog(s) vegan dog food. Many dogs do great on a plant-based diet, but some don’t. If you’ve noticed some issues after making the switch, there are 3 main ways that the vegan food could be causing them. Regardless if one of them is the culprit, you should always go to the vet to rule out any other serious causes, as the timing may just be coincidental...

Is Vegan Dog Food Safe? [Review of Studies]

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Don’t dogs need meat? That’s a completely reasonable question. We think of dogs, who came from wolves, and it’s not a far stretch to assume that dogs are carnivorous (e.g. they have to eat meat to meet their nutritional requirements). But as dogs became domesticated, they evolved to be omnivores (unlike cats who are obligate carnivores – we’re still...