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Nutrition...is simply about Nutrition ! Protein, Fats, vitamins, Minerals etc !

Welcome to Vegan Information! Vegan, Dogs, Cats, Pets, Veganism, Nutrition, Food
"nutrients, not ingredients is what really matters" Dr Andrew Keith quote. For humans cats or dogs etc Logical.


Nutrition is all about NUTRITION ! protein fats minerals and vitamins...and since plants have all those and are the SOURCE of those that get processed into flesh...there is NOTHING in flesh but extras additives like antibiotics and crap that is not in plants !

Here is one...that is sufficient and authoritative scientific support of vegan diets for cats and dogs. 2016.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5035952/ Animals (Basel). 2016 Sep; 6(9): 57. Published online 2016 Sep 21. doi: 10.3390/ani6090057 PMCID: PMC5035952 Vegetarian versus Meat-Based Diets for Companion Animals Andrew Knight* and Madelaine Leitsberger

"Both cats and dogs may thrive on vegetarian diets, but these must be nutritionally complete and reasonably balanced. Owners should also regularly monitor urinary acidity, and should correct urinary alkalinisation through appropriate dietary additives, if necessary."

"a significant and growing body of population studies and case reports have indicated that cats and dogs maintained on vegetarian diets may be healthy—including those exercising at the highest levels—and, indeed, may experience a range of health benefits."

one good study example..." Study by Brown et al. (2009) It is difficult to envision any companion animals placed under greater physical demands than sprint-racing Siberian Huskies. During sprint races, these dogs run fast through snow, while hauling sleds, for much of the 30-mile race duration . In 2009, Brown and colleagues reported the results of a study of 12 sprint-racing Siberian Huskies fed either a commercial diet recommended for active dogs (n = 6), or a meat-free diet formulated to the same nutrient specifications (n = 6). The commercial diet contained 43% poultry meal, which was replaced by maize gluten and soybean meal in the meat-free diet. The dogs were fed these diets for 16 weeks, which included 10 weeks of competitive racing. Health checks were conducted by a veterinarian blinded to the dietary regimens. All dogs were assessed as being in excellent physical condition, and none developed anaemia or other detectable health problems."



Plenty real life examples of dogs and cats living healthy full lives on vegan diets too Bramble famous welsh border collie lived 25 years...Little Tyke a Lioness lived 9 years died of pneumonia in USA an ex zoo lioness who chose to not eat meat. QED it is indisputable that dogs, cats, humans, ferrets etc can thrive on nutritionally complete vegan diets. It is all about nutrition. There is no reason that ALL animals cannot thrive on vegan nutrition.

What is currently available out there December 2017 ? 6 main 100 percent vegan companies producing vegan petfoods. Major non vegan producers also producing vegan options for sick dogs such as Royal Canin, Halo etc.

http://vegan-information.com/Vegan_Cat_and_Dog_Food_Brands_and_Suppliers_Worldwide.xlsx

http://vegan-information.com/Dog_Cat_Nutrients_Needs_Details.html

http://vegan-information.com/TOXIC_CATS_DOGS_FOODS.html

Some Vegan Companion Animal Food (petfoods) Food Websites

6 main producers of vegan petfoods. .Evolution, V-Dog, Ami, Benevo, Ketun and Veggieanimals.

Most major Non Vegan Petood suppliers also do Vegan option...this is usually called the "hypoallergenic" petfood for sick dogs and costs much more than the 80 percent veggies based standard non vegan kibble where the 20 percent animal content caused the ill health issue due to diet in the first place. Due to wishing to support 100 percent vegan companies those are not listed.

What are the current options for feeding Cats Dogs Puppies and Kittens Vegan petfood ? December 2017...updated feb 2018



2 Options possible...1. Make cook your own. or...2. Buy Commercial Ready made Kibble/Wet Tinned. Vegan petfood.




Option 1: MAKE YOU OWN HOME MADE with Supplements is the Cheapest option.

ADDING SUPPLEMENTS AS STANDARD like Vegedog, Vegepup, Vegecat,, Vegekit.

Specific Yeast for vitamin b12, Dorwest seaweed and Plaque Off algae good for white teeth occasional supplements suggested beneficial.

Common_Ingredients_Vegan_Recipies_Dogs_Cats.html help with shopping and cooking...WIP work in progress. MULTI COOKER timed my option to ensure nutrients not destroyed by overcooking etc.



Option 2: Buying Commercial Ready Made kibble mostly or some Wet Tinned petfoods is also possible as follows...

No general supplements needed...excess of calcium and some minerals can in fact be harmful.

Specific Yeast for vitamin b12, Dorwest seaweed and Plaque Off algae good for white teeth occasional supplements suggested beneficial.

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6 Main 100 percent Vegan Company Manufacturers....EVOLUTION (USA) AMI (Italy) BENEVO (Britain) V-DOG (USA) KETUN (USA) as at end of 2017. Veggieanimals (Spain)

KIBBLES/Wet Tinned ready made commercial petfood...NO SUPPLEMENTS needed other than occasional Dental cleaning Plaque off and / or Dorwest Seaweeds.



only 1 manufacturer however does specific for KITTENS kibble/wetfood...EVOLUTION of the USA

http://vegan-information.com/Vegan_Cat_and_Dog_Food_Brands_and_Suppliers_Worldwide.xlsx summary of who does dog, cat, puppy or kitten commercial food.

Evolution Diet - http://www.petfoodshop.com ADULT CATS, ADULT DOGS, PUPPIES, KITTENS (USA)

V-Dog - https://v-dog.com ADULT DOGS

Ami - http://www.amipetfood.com/en ADULT CATS AND ADULT DOGS and PUPPIES (ITALY)

Benevo - http://www.benevo.com ADULT DOGS AND CATS and PUPPIES. (not kittens) (Britain)

Ketun - http://ketunpet.com/ ADULT DOGS and PUPPIES USA online sales.

Veggieanimals - https://www.veggieanimals.com/ ADULT CATS AND ADULT DOGS...SPAIN ! distributors/sellers in SPAIN and online sales.

Vegan Brands of Cat and Dog Foods Simple Product List According to Category of Companion Animal. https://www.compassioncircle.com/ does ALL lifestages for HOME MADE with RECIPES. Adult and Young Dogs and Cats.

Brand Name Origin Website Link

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 V-Dog USA https://v-dog.com
3 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/
4 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com
5 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/
6 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/

ADULT DOGS:
1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 V-Dog USA https://v-dog.com
3 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/
4 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com
5 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/
6 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/

PUPPIES:
1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/
3 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com
4 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/

ADULT CATS:
1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/
3 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com
4 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/

KITTENS:
1 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com//
(Evolution not found on sale in Europe)

SUPPLEMENTS FOR HOME MADE COMPANION ANIMAL FOODS

Vegedog https://www.compassioncircle.com/
Vegecat https://www.compassioncircle.com/l
VEGEPUP for PUPPIES https://www.compassioncircle.com/
Vegekit™ https://www.compassioncircle.com/ is a supplement used by caretakers to cook nutritionally complete home-made meals for kittens and pregnant/lactating cats.
Vegecat™ https://www.compassioncircle.com/ is a supplement used by caretakers to cook nutritionally complete home-made meals for their cats. Adding Vegecat™ ensures that the home-made cat food contains all of the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Kittens. http://mail.vegepet.com/vegetarian_cats/vegekit_for_kittens.html
Kittens (up to 12 months old) need Vegekit™ supplement, formulated for growth.

Vegecat™ or Vegecat phi™? http://mail.vegepet.com/vegetarian_cats/vegecat_kibblemix.html
Most adult cats thrive on Vegecat™. Furthermore, Vegecat™ is the preferred product for older cats with weaker kidneys, unless they have a known urinary issue, in which case Vegecat phi™ would be a better option.

Vegecat KibbleMix™ Ingredients
Brewer’s yeast (dried yeast, dried autolyzed yeast, dried yeast extract), Wheat gluten, Dried kelp (source of arachidonate), Baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), food-grade cornstarch [non-GMO]), Calcium carbonate, Monocalcium phosphate, Taurine, Dl-methionine, Choline chloride, Dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate, Zinc oxide, Vitamin A-acetate, Vitamin B12 supplement, Ergocalciferol

Studies from 1971-82 indicated that 90-97% of all uroliths are struvite, a calculus composed of magnesium and ammonium phosphate bonded with water. By 1986 this figure had dropped to 82%, primarily because of more acidic diets containing less magnesium.
The most common culprits leading to feline urinary blockages are:

GENERAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR ALL DIETS: teeth brain coat…

Plaque Off Seaweed Teeth Cleaning
Yeast Vitamin B Brain neurological
Dorwest Seaweed base Coat skin
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DISTRIBUTORS:

Harbingers of a New Age (US, most other countries) Adult dogs, cats, puppies and kittens recipies and sale of worldwide supplements to put in home made foods.
http://www.vegepet.com/

Veganpet - Australia distributor of various brands - http://veganpet.com.au

VegePet (Taiwan, not the same as the American company)
http://www.vegepet.com.tw/

Eco Dogs and Cats
https://www.ecodogsandcats.com/
Sells only 100% vegan cat & dog supplies, and is the west coast (USA) distributor of Ami.

Vecado - Canada Distributor of various brands https://vecado.ca/

Planeta Vegana (Vegan Planet - Spain)
A store in Madrid, Spain that carries veg cat and dog foods and also has an online store where you can order these products.
http://www.planetavegano.com/

https://www.veganversand.at/katzennahrun Germany catfood.

Veggiepets UK distributor...of various brands...Ami, Benevo, https://www.veggiepets.com/



NOT RECOMMENDED COMPANY...due to quality issues AND anti vegan statements made...untrustable ingredients therefore..Wysong

they were reported as being hostile and inadequate for vegan nutrition tests...https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5035952/ "In one case (Wysong), the company admitted that its product was unlikely to be nutritionally complete: “Wysong does not advocate the singular feeding of VeganTM to carnivores such as dogs and cats. … It is designed for intermittent feeding or as a base to add different meats for sensitivities and allergies”. They further asserted their philosophical opposition to the concept of attempting to produce a single, nutritionally complete diet: “Complete knowledge of nutrition does not exist … and therefore “completeness” is misleading. … With that in mind, Wysong seeks to formulate and educate for optimal, not “adequate” nutrition and encourages pet owners to rotate, vary, and enhance the diet”."



Per Dr Andrew Knights ...Distributors Worldwide of Vegan Dog and Cat foods. http://www.vegepets.info/suppliers.html



1 Vegetarian Pet Foods



1.1 Australia & New Zealand


All Natural Pet Care
Auckland
+64 9 626 5754
Importer and distributor of Ami Vegan Petfood
Supplier of vegecat, vegedog, vegekit, vegepup and vegeyeast nutritional supplements.

Augustine Approved
+61402213300
Melbourne, Australia - shipping worldwide
Producer of certified organic and certified vegan wholefood products for people and dogs
Producer of Augustine's SuperFood (starter kits) and Augustine's SuperBoost (supplements).

Vegan Pet
+61-(0)3-5942-7461
Suppliers in several Australian states and New Zealand
Manufacturer and supplier of "nutritionally complete and balanced" dry vegan cat and dog food formulated from 'natural ingredients, with the exception of synthetically produced taurine, niacin and some vitamins.'

VegePooch
Sydney
An independent AU-based supplier of vegan and vegetarian foods. Offer many varieties of dog and cat food, snacks and chews, such as Pegetables, Dr Chew, Burp stik.



1.2 Europe


AMI
049-780-17-12
Padova, Italy
Manufacturer and international supplier of 'non-animal tested ecologically-sustainable vegetarian pet foods free of dyes, artificial preservatives and genetically-modified organisms'. Opposed to animal experimentation.

Alternature.com
+33-389-68-13-47
Hagenthal le Haut, France
Importer of AMI and Benevo vegan pet foods.

Ecodog
+46-(0)-730-558-647
Sweden
Supplier for Sweden for V-Dog (UK) and Benevo vegetarian dog and cat food. Sales via webshop and retailers.

Ethical Pets
"All our products fall into one or more of the following categories: fair trade, eco-friendly, recycled, organic, sustainable, vegan, high-welfare, non-toxic, and natural."
+44-(0)161 343 3371
Cheshire, UK

Futterservice-Fulda
+49-(0)6657/553973
Hofbieber, Germany
Supplier of vegetarian dog and cat food, snacks and chews, such as Ami, Yarrah, Benevo, Vegusto, Vegourmet, Terra-Pura

Giraffenland.de
+49-(0)8544-9185 50
Aicha vorm Wald, Germany
Supplier of vegetarian (Yarrah) and vegan (Ami Cat & Ami Dog) pet food.

Vega-Life
Retail Benevo vegan pet foods in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands.

VegeMondo
Gent, Belgium
Importer of Amì vegan pet food for Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.

Veg' et Chat
Nimes, France
Supplier of vegecat, vegedog, vegekit, vegepup and vegeyeast nutritional supplements.

VeggiePets.com
+44-(0)23 9245 3355
Havant, Hampshire, UK
Supplier of a range of non-animal tested vegan pet foods and nutritional supplements.

Vegusto
+41 71 470 04 04
Switzerland
Supplier of Vegusto and AMI vegetarian/vegan cat and dog food throughout Europe. National distributors exist in Switzerland, the UK and Italy.

Zampaverde.com
+39 0422 301497
Italy
Supplier of Amì/Yarrah and Dorwest Herbs products. Sells only vegan and cruelty free products for dogs and cats.




1.3 US & Canada


Carnitine-taurine.com
US/CAN: 1-866-610-6004
Elsewhere: +1-905-473-5790
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM – a heart disease) secondary to nutritional deficiencies of taurine and/or carnitine have been documented in golden retrievers, boxers, Doberman pinschers and cocker spaniels. ‘Giant’ canine breeds are also thought to be predisposed to DCM. Supplementation is advisable if doubt exists about dietary adequacy.

Dr Chew
+1-253-835-1427
WA, US
Dog treats made from sweet potato

Green Leaf Vegan Distribution
+1-416-706-6538
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Distributor (to retailers, but can advise on outlet locations) of the AmiDog and AmiCat products

Harbingers of a New Age
+1-406-295-4944
Troy, MT, US
Manufacturer and supplier of vegecat, vegedog, vegekit, vegepup and vegeyeast nutritional supplements.

PetGuard Organics
Natural tinned vegan dog food "free of animal byproducts, artificial flavoring, coloring, sweeteners, corn, soy, wheat, and yeast."

V-dog
+1-888-280-8364
Sacramento, CA, US
"Crunchy [dog] nuggets using only natural, healthy and wholesome ingredients and without the use of artificial colors or preservatives... approved by The Vegetarian Society... developed without the use of animal testing."

Vegancats.com
Waukesha, WI, US
US/CAN: 1-866-88-VEGAN
Elsewhere: +1-262-574-7761
International suppliers of a range of vegetarian pet food brands.

There are more that produce Vegan petfood..most major Petfood suppliers like Royal Canin have vegan products for the dogs/cats who get sick on the animal content kibbles etc. Seems clear when dogs etc get kidney and allergy health problems...the solution is not flesh but more plant nutrition elements. Halo and Yarrah are other brands doing Vegan petfood but not 100 percent vegan companies as they produce non vegan petfoods also.



KITTENS...Commercial kitten vegan food only available from EVOLUTION in the USA. NOT available in Europe as at 2017...ONLY SOLUTION FOR KITTENS IS THEREFORE TO do HOME MADE food with VEGEKIT supplement. https://www.compassioncircle.com/vegepet/vegekit/



HOME MADE VEGAN PETFOOD RECIPIES AND SUPPLEMENTS .....

The supplements for home made foods are:

Vegdog Vegecat, Vegepup, Vegekit for the 4 types of Dog Cat Pup and Kitten. Plus 1 extra for special cat urine issues called Vegecat phi.

RECIPIES for HOME MADE VEGAN PETFOODS: with relevant supplements.

Dogs (Adults) supplement Vegedog. http://www.vegan-information.com/ADULT_DOG_Home_Made_Vegan_Food_Recipies.html

Cats (Adults) supplement Vegecat. http://www.vegan-information.com/Vegan_ADULT_CAT_HOME_MADE_Food_RECIPIES.html

Cats (Adults PHI/Urine problems) http://www.vegan-information.com/Adult_Cats_PHI_urine_health_issues_Vegan_Food_Recipies.html

Puppies. supplement Vegepup. http://www.vegan-information.com/PUPPY_Dog_Home_Made_Vegan_Food_Recipes.html

Kittens. supplement Vegekit. http://www.vegan-information.com/Vegan_KITTEN_HOME_MADE_Food_RECIPIES.html



PDF files of Home Made Recipies of Vegan Food... Cat, Dog, Puppy and Kitten.

http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegecat-2017_Website_2.pdf

http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegecat-phi-2017_Website_2.pdf

http://www.vegan-information.com/Cat_phi-Instruction-Insert-2016.pdf



http://www.vegan-information.com/VegeKit-Instruction-Insert-2016.pdf

http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegekit-2017_Website_2.pdf



http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegedog-2017-for-Website-1.pdf

http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegepup-2017-for-Website.pdf



ALL cats vegan or on vegan can get urinary UTI stones and/or bleeding. This is a feline species genetic weakness.

Cats and dogs can have monthly (for cats) or occasionaly or dogs URINE TESTS using a simple paper available on ebay to check acidity/alkaline content of urine. Vegan urine tends to be less acidic than non vegan Not a negative unless an issue presents itself like excess urinating indicating need to alter diet slightly.. there are also paper testers for cat kidney problems. Here is one link...https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-x-Pet-Urine-Test-Strips-Veterinary-Animal-Vet-Cats-Dogs-One-Step-/282176503218

Cat Grass is useful for cats also or digestion clearance needs. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BARLEY-G...hash=item28186f7f55:m:mBIGxugH6-FSRPT-fP4Bw8g





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http://vegan-information.com/vegan_...otein_fat_minerals_percentages_and_names.docx list of dec 2017 available vegan petfoods and utritional content analysis. This has pictures o ALL the known 100 percent vegan company petfoods available as at end of 2017 in the world. The main 5 main vegan petfood suppliers. It has the NUTRITIONAL DETAILS OF CONTENT of PROTEIN FATS AND VITAMINS and MINERALS CONTENTS as well as the SOURCE of the protein and main ingredient be it Potatoes, Maize, Rice, Soy (human grade) Wheat (rare) Grain Free.

PRICES also as at end of 2017 excluding postage.

Feeding Commercial kibble per large dog per month 25 GBP/EUR/USD including postage costs.

Feeding home made, plus supplements of vegedog/vegecat/vegepup/vegekit per large dog per month 12 GBP/EUR/USD per month.

Postage of local distributors tends to be approximately 6GBP/EUR/USD per 15kg for the largest pack of kibble and supplements that last 2 months for a medium sized active dog.

Therefore the price of say Benevo Organic GMO free non wheat content kibble is around 50 GBP/EUR/USD including postage for 1 large 15kg pack.

Supplements cost for say 1KG of yeast about 10 GBP/USD/EUR and last several months or 1 dog or cat. Vegedpg/vegepup/vegecat/vegekit small bottles of powder supplements also cost similar. 10 USD/EUR.GBP cost per month per large dog of supplements.

Due to weight and cost efficiencies...it is sensible to order a small bulk supply of minimum 2 packs to 30kg the limit for the GBP/EUR/USD postage standard cost. Delivery is usually within 2 days.

The postage costs of international orders, not local on ebay or elsewhere, can mean ordering from abroad increases the transport / shipping costs to approximately the same as the cost of the items bought. I ordered 6 months supplies of supplements for 2 large dogs and 1 kitten and the items cost me 132 GBP/EUR/USD plus postage/shipping costs of 70 GBP/USD/EUR approximately to give an idea as I am in the UK(Europe before Brexit extra costs) importing from the USA. I may find these items on ebay locally in future or find a cheaper way or buying. It is still not too expensive or home made cheaper than commercial vegan petfood. 10 GBP/EUR/USD per animal per month costs even at that high postage/shipping cost.

When ordering BULK KIBBLE commercial petfood...inform the supplier this is bulk buy to ensure the batch expiry life of average 8 months for most kibbles is ensured and not old batch stock shipped out. Calculate the cost effectiveness of the shipping/postage costs also. I found ordering 2 packs of 15kg at a time the most cost effective for UK local supplies. This will vary depending on where ordered from of course.
 

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Hi, See the Vegan Dogs Thriving facebook page. There is info about urinary alkalisation on the profile photo there (it can lead to painful urinary crystals, meaning the animal might not be able to urinate. Signs may include dripping urine, vigourously self-cleaning and a hot abdomen). Alongside keeping to high plant protein (fruits and veggies balanced or kept to a mininum, VegeYeast Supplement is very helpful due to it being very acidic, or the version for cats.
By the way, a thumbs up emoji (instead of the face) would be good for the links :)
 
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Hi, See the Vegan Dogs Thriving facebook page. There is info about urinary alkalisation on the profile photo there (it can lead to painful urinary crystals, meaning the animal might not be able to urinate. Signs may include dripping urine, vigourously self-cleaning and a hot abdomen). Alongside keeping to high plant protein (fruits and veggies balanced or kept to a mininum, VegeYeast Supplement is very helpful due to it being very acidic, or the version for cats.
By the way, a thumbs up emoji (instead of the face) would be good for the links :)
just saw this now...i buy ready made mostly...not good at cooking but use vegeyeast for dogs and cats when i do. test urine with strips regularly never any issues. the cat species generally has a genetic weakness with crystals additionally no matter what diet it is fed...wild lions etc suffer bigtime from uti and kidney health problems. drinking water quality is also an overlooked matter that affects this too so i use a drinkwell filtered water fountain and filtered water anyway. oh the face things i do not know how they appeared i copy pasted from the webpage blog i have of that info....that does not have those emoj faces lol i agree they look odd but would take too long to edit out. this is where i had pasted from...http://vegan-information.com/Vegan_Dogs_and_Cats.html no face emojs on the page lol. strange things happen with copy paste obviously.
 

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Nutrition...is simply about Nutrition ! Protein, Fats, vitamins, Minerals etc !

Welcome to Vegan Information! Vegan, Dogs, Cats, Pets, Veganism, Nutrition, Food
"nutrients, not ingredients is what really matters" Dr Andrew Keith quote. For humans cats or dogs etc Logical.



Nutrition is all about NUTRITION ! protein fats minerals and vitamins...and since plants have all those and are the SOURCE of those that get processed into flesh...there is NOTHING in flesh but extras additives like antibiotics and crap that is not in plants !

Here is one...that is sufficient and authoritative scientific support of vegan diets for cats and dogs. 2016.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5035952/ Animals (Basel). 2016 Sep; 6(9): 57. Published online 2016 Sep 21. doi: 10.3390/ani6090057 PMCID: PMC5035952 Vegetarian versus Meat-Based Diets for Companion Animals Andrew Knight* and Madelaine Leitsberger

"Both cats and dogs may thrive on vegetarian diets, but these must be nutritionally complete and reasonably balanced. Owners should also regularly monitor urinary acidity, and should correct urinary alkalinisation through appropriate dietary additives, if necessary."

"a significant and growing body of population studies and case reports have indicated that cats and dogs maintained on vegetarian diets may be healthy—including those exercising at the highest levels—and, indeed, may experience a range of health benefits."

one good study example..." Study by Brown et al. (2009) It is difficult to envision any companion animals placed under greater physical demands than sprint-racing Siberian Huskies. During sprint races, these dogs run fast through snow, while hauling sleds, for much of the 30-mile race duration . In 2009, Brown and colleagues reported the results of a study of 12 sprint-racing Siberian Huskies fed either a commercial diet recommended for active dogs (n = 6), or a meat-free diet formulated to the same nutrient specifications (n = 6). The commercial diet contained 43% poultry meal, which was replaced by maize gluten and soybean meal in the meat-free diet. The dogs were fed these diets for 16 weeks, which included 10 weeks of competitive racing. Health checks were conducted by a veterinarian blinded to the dietary regimens. All dogs were assessed as being in excellent physical condition, and none developed anaemia or other detectable health problems."




Plenty real life examples of dogs and cats living healthy full lives on vegan diets too Bramble famous welsh border collie lived 25 years...Little Tyke a Lioness lived 9 years died of pneumonia in USA an ex zoo lioness who chose to not eat meat. QED it is indisputable that dogs, cats, humans, ferrets etc can thrive on nutritionally complete vegan diets. It is all about nutrition. There is no reason that ALL animals cannot thrive on vegan nutrition.

What is currently available out there December 2017 ? 6 main 100 percent vegan companies producing vegan petfoods. Major non vegan producers also producing vegan options for sick dogs such as Royal Canin, Halo etc.

http://vegan-information.com/Vegan_Cat_and_Dog_Food_Brands_and_Suppliers_Worldwide.xlsx

http://vegan-information.com/Dog_Cat_Nutrients_Needs_Details.html

http://vegan-information.com/TOXIC_CATS_DOGS_FOODS.html

Some Vegan Companion Animal Food (petfoods) Food Websites

6 main producers of vegan petfoods. .Evolution, V-Dog, Ami, Benevo, Ketun and Veggieanimals.

Most major Non Vegan Petood suppliers also do Vegan option...this is usually called the "hypoallergenic" petfood for sick dogs and costs much more than the 80 percent veggies based standard non vegan kibble where the 20 percent animal content caused the ill health issue due to diet in the first place. Due to wishing to support 100 percent vegan companies those are not listed.

What are the current options for feeding Cats Dogs Puppies and Kittens Vegan petfood ? December 2017...updated feb 2018



2 Options possible...1. Make cook your own. or...2. Buy Commercial Ready made Kibble/Wet Tinned. Vegan petfood.




Option 1: MAKE YOU OWN HOME MADE with Supplements is the Cheapest option.

ADDING SUPPLEMENTS AS STANDARD like Vegedog, Vegepup, Vegecat,, Vegekit.

Specific Yeast for vitamin b12, Dorwest seaweed and Plaque Off algae good for white teeth occasional supplements suggested beneficial.

Common_Ingredients_Vegan_Recipies_Dogs_Cats.html help with shopping and cooking...WIP work in progress. MULTI COOKER timed my option to ensure nutrients not destroyed by overcooking etc.



Option 2: Buying Commercial Ready Made kibble mostly or some Wet Tinned petfoods is also possible as follows...

No general supplements needed...excess of calcium and some minerals can in fact be harmful.

Specific Yeast for vitamin b12, Dorwest seaweed and Plaque Off algae good for white teeth occasional supplements suggested beneficial.

.............

6 Main 100 percent Vegan Company Manufacturers....EVOLUTION (USA) AMI (Italy) BENEVO (Britain) V-DOG (USA) KETUN (USA) as at end of 2017. Veggieanimals (Spain)

KIBBLES/Wet Tinned ready made commercial petfood...NO SUPPLEMENTS needed other than occasional Dental cleaning Plaque off and / or Dorwest Seaweeds.




only 1 manufacturer however does specific for KITTENS kibble/wetfood...EVOLUTION of the USA

http://vegan-information.com/Vegan_Cat_and_Dog_Food_Brands_and_Suppliers_Worldwide.xlsx summary of who does dog, cat, puppy or kitten commercial food.

Evolution Diet - http://www.petfoodshop.com ADULT CATS, ADULT DOGS, PUPPIES, KITTENS (USA)

V-Dog
- https://v-dog.com ADULT DOGS

Ami
- http://www.amipetfood.com/en ADULT CATS AND ADULT DOGS and PUPPIES (ITALY)

Benevo
- http://www.benevo.com ADULT DOGS AND CATS and PUPPIES. (not kittens) (Britain)

Ketun - http://ketunpet.com/ ADULT DOGS and PUPPIES USA online sales.

Veggieanimals - https://www.veggieanimals.com/ ADULT CATS AND ADULT DOGS...SPAIN ! distributors/sellers in SPAIN and online sales.


Vegan Brands of Cat and Dog Foods Simple Product List According to Category of Companion Animal. https://www.compassioncircle.com/ does ALL lifestages for HOME MADE with RECIPES. Adult and Young Dogs and Cats.

Brand Name Origin Website Link

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 V-Dog USA https://v-dog.com
3 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/
4 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com
5 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/
6 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/

ADULT DOGS:

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 V-Dog USA https://v-dog.com
3 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/
4 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com
5 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/
6 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/

PUPPIES:

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/
3 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com
4 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/

ADULT CATS:
1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/
3 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com
4 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/

KITTENS
:
1 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com//
(Evolution not found on sale in Europe)

SUPPLEMENTS FOR HOME MADE COMPANION ANIMAL FOODS

Vegedog https://www.compassioncircle.com/
Vegecat https://www.compassioncircle.com/l
VEGEPUP for PUPPIES https://www.compassioncircle.com/
Vegekit™ https://www.compassioncircle.com/ is a supplement used by caretakers to cook nutritionally complete home-made meals for kittens and pregnant/lactating cats.
Vegecat™ https://www.compassioncircle.com/ is a supplement used by caretakers to cook nutritionally complete home-made meals for their cats. Adding Vegecat™ ensures that the home-made cat food contains all of the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Kittens. http://mail.vegepet.com/vegetarian_cats/vegekit_for_kittens.html
Kittens (up to 12 months old) need Vegekit™ supplement, formulated for growth.

Vegecat™ or Vegecat phi™? http://mail.vegepet.com/vegetarian_cats/vegecat_kibblemix.html
Most adult cats thrive on Vegecat™. Furthermore, Vegecat™ is the preferred product for older cats with weaker kidneys, unless they have a known urinary issue, in which case Vegecat phi™ would be a better option.

Vegecat KibbleMix™ Ingredients
Brewer’s yeast (dried yeast, dried autolyzed yeast, dried yeast extract), Wheat gluten, Dried kelp (source of arachidonate), Baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), food-grade cornstarch [non-GMO]), Calcium carbonate, Monocalcium phosphate, Taurine, Dl-methionine, Choline chloride, Dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate, Zinc oxide, Vitamin A-acetate, Vitamin B12 supplement, Ergocalciferol

Studies from 1971-82 indicated that 90-97% of all uroliths are struvite, a calculus composed of magnesium and ammonium phosphate bonded with water. By 1986 this figure had dropped to 82%, primarily because of more acidic diets containing less magnesium.
The most common culprits leading to feline urinary blockages are:

GENERAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR ALL DIETS: teeth brain coat…

Plaque Off Seaweed Teeth Cleaning
Yeast Vitamin B Brain neurological
Dorwest Seaweed base Coat skin
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DISTRIBUTORS:

Harbingers of a New Age (US, most other countries) Adult dogs, cats, puppies and kittens recipies and sale of worldwide supplements to put in home made foods.
http://www.vegepet.com/

Veganpet - Australia distributor of various brands - http://veganpet.com.au

VegePet (Taiwan, not the same as the American company)
http://www.vegepet.com.tw/

Eco Dogs and Cats
https://www.ecodogsandcats.com/
Sells only 100% vegan cat & dog supplies, and is the west coast (USA) distributor of Ami.

Vecado - Canada Distributor of various brands https://vecado.ca/

Planeta Vegana (Vegan Planet - Spain)
A store in Madrid, Spain that carries veg cat and dog foods and also has an online store where you can order these products.
http://www.planetavegano.com/

https://www.veganversand.at/katzennahrun Germany catfood.

Veggiepets UK distributor...of various brands...Ami, Benevo, https://www.veggiepets.com/



NOT RECOMMENDED COMPANY...due to quality issues AND anti vegan statements made...untrustable ingredients therefore..Wysong

they were reported as being hostile and inadequate for vegan nutrition tests...https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5035952/ "In one case (Wysong), the company admitted that its product was unlikely to be nutritionally complete: “Wysong does not advocate the singular feeding of VeganTM to carnivores such as dogs and cats. … It is designed for intermittent feeding or as a base to add different meats for sensitivities and allergies”. They further asserted their philosophical opposition to the concept of attempting to produce a single, nutritionally complete diet: “Complete knowledge of nutrition does not exist … and therefore “completeness” is misleading. … With that in mind, Wysong seeks to formulate and educate for optimal, not “adequate” nutrition and encourages pet owners to rotate, vary, and enhance the diet”."



Per Dr Andrew Knights ...Distributors Worldwide of Vegan Dog and Cat foods. http://www.vegepets.info/suppliers.html



1 Vegetarian Pet Foods



1.1 Australia & New Zealand


All Natural Pet Care
Auckland
+64 9 626 5754
Importer and distributor of Ami Vegan Petfood
Supplier of vegecat, vegedog, vegekit, vegepup and vegeyeast nutritional supplements.

Augustine Approved
+61402213300
Melbourne, Australia - shipping worldwide
Producer of certified organic and certified vegan wholefood products for people and dogs
Producer of Augustine's SuperFood (starter kits) and Augustine's SuperBoost (supplements).

Vegan Pet
+61-(0)3-5942-7461
Suppliers in several Australian states and New Zealand
Manufacturer and supplier of "nutritionally complete and balanced" dry vegan cat and dog food formulated from 'natural ingredients, with the exception of synthetically produced taurine, niacin and some vitamins.'

VegePooch
Sydney
An independent AU-based supplier of vegan and vegetarian foods. Offer many varieties of dog and cat food, snacks and chews, such as Pegetables, Dr Chew, Burp stik.



1.2 Europe


AMI
049-780-17-12
Padova, Italy
Manufacturer and international supplier of 'non-animal tested ecologically-sustainable vegetarian pet foods free of dyes, artificial preservatives and genetically-modified organisms'. Opposed to animal experimentation.

Alternature.com
+33-389-68-13-47
Hagenthal le Haut, France
Importer of AMI and Benevo vegan pet foods.

Ecodog
+46-(0)-730-558-647
Sweden
Supplier for Sweden for V-Dog (UK) and Benevo vegetarian dog and cat food. Sales via webshop and retailers.

Ethical Pets
"All our products fall into one or more of the following categories: fair trade, eco-friendly, recycled, organic, sustainable, vegan, high-welfare, non-toxic, and natural."
+44-(0)161 343 3371
Cheshire, UK

Futterservice-Fulda
+49-(0)6657/553973
Hofbieber, Germany
Supplier of vegetarian dog and cat food, snacks and chews, such as Ami, Yarrah, Benevo, Vegusto, Vegourmet, Terra-Pura

Giraffenland.de
+49-(0)8544-9185 50
Aicha vorm Wald, Germany
Supplier of vegetarian (Yarrah) and vegan (Ami Cat & Ami Dog) pet food.

Vega-Life
Retail Benevo vegan pet foods in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands.

VegeMondo
Gent, Belgium
Importer of Amì vegan pet food for Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.

Veg' et Chat
Nimes, France
Supplier of vegecat, vegedog, vegekit, vegepup and vegeyeast nutritional supplements.

VeggiePets.com
+44-(0)23 9245 3355
Havant, Hampshire, UK
Supplier of a range of non-animal tested vegan pet foods and nutritional supplements.

Vegusto
+41 71 470 04 04
Switzerland
Supplier of Vegusto and AMI vegetarian/vegan cat and dog food throughout Europe. National distributors exist in Switzerland, the UK and Italy.

Zampaverde.com
+39 0422 301497
Italy
Supplier of Amì/Yarrah and Dorwest Herbs products. Sells only vegan and cruelty free products for dogs and cats.




1.3 US & Canada


Carnitine-taurine.com
US/CAN: 1-866-610-6004
Elsewhere: +1-905-473-5790
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM – a heart disease) secondary to nutritional deficiencies of taurine and/or carnitine have been documented in golden retrievers, boxers, Doberman pinschers and cocker spaniels. ‘Giant’ canine breeds are also thought to be predisposed to DCM. Supplementation is advisable if doubt exists about dietary adequacy.

Dr Chew
+1-253-835-1427
WA, US
Dog treats made from sweet potato

Green Leaf Vegan Distribution
+1-416-706-6538
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Distributor (to retailers, but can advise on outlet locations) of the AmiDog and AmiCat products

Harbingers of a New Age
+1-406-295-4944
Troy, MT, US
Manufacturer and supplier of vegecat, vegedog, vegekit, vegepup and vegeyeast nutritional supplements.

PetGuard Organics
Natural tinned vegan dog food "free of animal byproducts, artificial flavoring, coloring, sweeteners, corn, soy, wheat, and yeast."

V-dog
+1-888-280-8364
Sacramento, CA, US
"Crunchy [dog] nuggets using only natural, healthy and wholesome ingredients and without the use of artificial colors or preservatives... approved by The Vegetarian Society... developed without the use of animal testing."

Vegancats.com
Waukesha, WI, US
US/CAN: 1-866-88-VEGAN
Elsewhere: +1-262-574-7761
International suppliers of a range of vegetarian pet food brands.

There are more that produce Vegan petfood..most major Petfood suppliers like Royal Canin have vegan products for the dogs/cats who get sick on the animal content kibbles etc. Seems clear when dogs etc get kidney and allergy health problems...the solution is not flesh but more plant nutrition elements. Halo and Yarrah are other brands doing Vegan petfood but not 100 percent vegan companies as they produce non vegan petfoods also.



KITTENS...Commercial kitten vegan food only available from EVOLUTION in the USA. NOT available in Europe as at 2017...ONLY SOLUTION FOR KITTENS IS THEREFORE TO do HOME MADE food with VEGEKIT supplement.
https://www.compassioncircle.com/vegepet/vegekit/



HOME MADE VEGAN PETFOOD RECIPIES AND SUPPLEMENTS .....

The supplements for home made foods are:

Vegdog Vegecat, Vegepup, Vegekit for the 4 types of Dog Cat Pup and Kitten. Plus 1 extra for special cat urine issues called Vegecat phi
.

RECIPIES for HOME MADE VEGAN PETFOODS: with relevant supplements.

Dogs (Adults) supplement Vegedog. http://www.vegan-information.com/ADULT_DOG_Home_Made_Vegan_Food_Recipies.html

Cats (Adults) supplement Vegecat. http://www.vegan-information.com/Vegan_ADULT_CAT_HOME_MADE_Food_RECIPIES.html

Cats (Adults PHI/Urine problems) http://www.vegan-information.com/Adult_Cats_PHI_urine_health_issues_Vegan_Food_Recipies.html

Puppies. supplement Vegepup. http://www.vegan-information.com/PUPPY_Dog_Home_Made_Vegan_Food_Recipes.html

Kittens. supplement Vegekit. http://www.vegan-information.com/Vegan_KITTEN_HOME_MADE_Food_RECIPIES.html



PDF files of Home Made Recipies of Vegan Food... Cat, Dog, Puppy and Kitten.

http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegecat-2017_Website_2.pdf

http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegecat-phi-2017_Website_2.pdf

http://www.vegan-information.com/Cat_phi-Instruction-Insert-2016.pdf



http://www.vegan-information.com/VegeKit-Instruction-Insert-2016.pdf

http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegekit-2017_Website_2.pdf



http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegedog-2017-for-Website-1.pdf

http://www.vegan-information.com/4-fold_Vegepup-2017-for-Website.pdf



ALL cats vegan or on vegan can get urinary UTI stones and/or bleeding. This is a feline species genetic weakness.

Cats and dogs can have monthly (for cats) or occasionaly or dogs URINE TESTS using a simple paper available on ebay to check acidity/alkaline content of urine. Vegan urine tends to be less acidic than non vegan Not a negative unless an issue presents itself like excess urinating indicating need to alter diet slightly.. there are also paper testers for cat kidney problems. Here is one link...https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-x-Pet-Urine-Test-Strips-Veterinary-Animal-Vet-Cats-Dogs-One-Step-/282176503218

Cat Grass is useful for cats also or digestion clearance needs. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BARLEY-G...hash=item28186f7f55:m:mBIGxugH6-FSRPT-fP4Bw8g





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http://vegan-information.com/vegan_...otein_fat_minerals_percentages_and_names.docx list of dec 2017 available vegan petfoods and utritional content analysis. This has pictures o ALL the known 100 percent vegan company petfoods available as at end of 2017 in the world. The main 5 main vegan petfood suppliers. It has the NUTRITIONAL DETAILS OF CONTENT of PROTEIN FATS AND VITAMINS and MINERALS CONTENTS as well as the SOURCE of the protein and main ingredient be it Potatoes, Maize, Rice, Soy (human grade) Wheat (rare) Grain Free.

PRICES also as at end of 2017 excluding postage.

Feeding Commercial kibble per large dog per month 25 GBP/EUR/USD including postage costs.

Feeding home made, plus supplements of vegedog/vegecat/vegepup/vegekit per large dog per month 12 GBP/EUR/USD per month.

Postage of local distributors tends to be approximately 6GBP/EUR/USD per 15kg for the largest pack of kibble and supplements that last 2 months for a medium sized active dog.

Therefore the price of say Benevo Organic GMO free non wheat content kibble is around 50 GBP/EUR/USD including postage for 1 large 15kg pack.

Supplements cost for say 1KG of yeast about 10 GBP/USD/EUR and last several months or 1 dog or cat. Vegedpg/vegepup/vegecat/vegekit small bottles of powder supplements also cost similar. 10 USD/EUR.GBP cost per month per large dog of supplements.

Due to weight and cost efficiencies...it is sensible to order a small bulk supply of minimum 2 packs to 30kg the limit for the GBP/EUR/USD postage standard cost. Delivery is usually within 2 days.

The postage costs of international orders, not local on ebay or elsewhere, can mean ordering from abroad increases the transport / shipping costs to approximately the same as the cost of the items bought. I ordered 6 months supplies of supplements for 2 large dogs and 1 kitten and the items cost me 132 GBP/EUR/USD plus postage/shipping costs of 70 GBP/USD/EUR approximately to give an idea as I am in the UK(Europe before Brexit extra costs) importing from the USA. I may find these items on ebay locally in future or find a cheaper way or buying. It is still not too expensive or home made cheaper than commercial vegan petfood. 10 GBP/EUR/USD per animal per month costs even at that high postage/shipping cost.

When ordering BULK KIBBLE commercial petfood...inform the supplier this is bulk buy to ensure the batch expiry life of average 8 months for most kibbles is ensured and not old batch stock shipped out. Calculate the cost effectiveness of the shipping/postage costs also. I found ordering 2 packs of 15kg at a time the most cost effective for UK local supplies. This will vary depending on where ordered from of course.

UPDATE JUNE 2019....

ADDITIONAL 100 % VEGAN PET FOODS NOW AT 20 MAIN WORLD WIDE PRODUCERS:

Vegan Dog and Cat Food Suppliers World Wide

June 2019…over 30 years of vegan pet foods sold to the public. NEVER a recall…unlike the many recalls of animal based pet foods constantly.

Most listed on the website of Dr Andrew Knight Professor in Animal Ethics at Winchester University in the UK

We are up to 20 world wide producers of vegan pet foods today ! Brazil and Argentina added to the updated list...

(more information in FILES here..https://www.facebook.com/groups/catsdogsnutritionlinks/files/)

10 vegan Cat Food Producers. 20 vegan Dog Food Producers.

Germany have the most number of 8 producers other than the 4 of the USA i add.

Not counting also the normal vet prescription pet foods that are generally vegan or almost all vegan content of the general non vegan pet food producers.

Evolution of the USA were the first to do ready made ones about 30 years ago...Compassion Circle did the home made supplements about 35 years ago and are (as name previously was Harbingers of a New Age) in the top 10 Pet Food Exporters of the USA !

The UK Benevo brand got a Queen's Award also has been going about 13 years and also exports world wide www.veggiepets.com

An Australian by origin highly qualified vet Dr Andrew Knight website www.vegepets.com

His expert websites below...www.vegepets.com with many other scientific references to vegan pet foods for cats and dogs in particular relevant.

Andrew Knight BSc (Vet Biol), BVMS, CertAW, MANZCVS, DipECAWBM (AWSEL), DipACAW, PhD, FRCVS, SFHEA

Andrew Knight is a ridiculously busy bloke. He is Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and Founding Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare, at the University of Winchester; a EBVS European and RCVS Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law; an American and New Zealand Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare; a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Andrew has over 65 academic publications and a series of YouTube videos on animal issues. These include an extensive series examining the contributions to human healthcare of animal experiments, which formed the basis for his 2010 PhD and his 2011 book The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments. Andrew’s other publications have examined the contributions of the livestock sector to climate change, vegetarian companion animal diets, the animal welfare standards of veterinarians, and the latest evidence about animal cognitive and related abilities, and the resultant moral implications. His informational websites include www.AnimalExperiments.info, www.HumaneLearning.info and www.VegePets.info.
The BEST most informative website of any world wide distributor supplier of Vegan Pet foods is ? VECADO of Canada ! their website is a marvelous source of all sorts of useful information. Anna Vecado
CANADA supplier of many brands including EVOLUTION are VECADO.
Vecado Canada https://vecado.ca/

List of 20 Manufacturer Brands Made.(as at June 2019)
1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 V-Dog USA https://v-dog.com/
3 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/where-to-buy/
4 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com/
5 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/
6 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/
7 Compassion Circle USA https://compassioncircle.com/
8 Veganpet Australia https://veganpet.com.au/
9. Vegusto Switzerland https://www.vegusto.ch/product_details/103 WET

10. Vitaveg Italy
https://vitaveg.pet/product/dog-croquettes/?lang=en WET and DRY

11. Herrmann Germany… Germany distributor Fulda also supplies various brands in Europe, Fulda. extra brands like Greta, Bubeck, Green Veggiedog, Fitness, Herrmann, Vegdog etc

WET for Herrmann, WET and DRY for various others.

12. Vegdog Germany DE Supplement for home made Dog food, and Adult and Senior Dogs, and Wet and Dry ready made. https://vegdog.de/

13 to 17…. Greta, Bubeck, Green Veggiedog, Fitness, Terra Purra (Terra Purra is dogs and cats wet) Germany.

18. Veguis. Argentina. https://www.veguis.com/

19. Bicho Green. Brazil. https://bichogreen.com.br/

20. V-Complete. Germany. https://vegan4dogs.com/shop/v-complete

GRETA was previously called EDGAR. It is a German made Adult Dogs dry dog food producer….and producer of a complete supplement power for home made dog food call V-Complete.

and https://www.vegavriend.nl/a-54534689/compleet/v-complete-280gr-650gr/
German made. V-Complete is an adult dog supplement powder for home made meals made by Greta previously known as ...EDGAR ! The name EDGAR was discontinued.

There are 3 Supplement powders for Home Made Recipes.
Compassion Circle of the USA for both Dogs and Cats Puppies and Kittens.
1. https://compassioncircle.com/

2. Vegdog of Germany https://vegdog.de/ for adult Dogs.

3. V-Complete of Germany. https://vegan4dogs.com/shop/v-complete Made by GRETA brand. For adult dogs.

DOGS Wet is done by...Evolution, Benevo, Vegusto, Vitaveg, Veganpet, Hermann, Terra Purra and of course Compassion Circle recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders Vegdog supplement powder for home made of Vegdog
.
DOGS Dry is done by...Evolution, Benevo, Ami, Veggieanimals, Veganpet, Ketun, Vitaveg, Greta, Veguis, Bicho Green and of course Compassion Circle provide recipes for Dry Home made using their supplement powders, Vegdog supplement powder for home made. of Vegdog. German company Greta make also a dry supplement adult dog powder for home made called V-Complete. German company Vegdog also make an adult dog supplement power for home made.

CATS Wet: is done by...Evolution, Benevo, Vegusto, Vitaveg, Hermann, Terra Purra, Veganpet, and of course Compassion Circle recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders.

CATS:Dry: is done by...Evolution, Benevo, Ami, Veggieanimals, Veganpet, Vitaveg and of course Compassion Circle provide recipes for Dry Home made using their supplement powders

Vegan Cat foods and Manufacturer Supplier Website links: 10 producers.

ADULT CATS: 10 producers:

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/where-to-buy/
3 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com/
4 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/
5 Compassion Circle USA https://compassioncircle.com/
6.Veganpet Australia. https://veganpet.com.au/

KITTENS: 3 producers

1 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/where-to-buy/
2 Compassion Circle USA https://compassioncircle.com/
3.Veganpet Australia. https://veganpet.com.au/

CATS Wet tinned: is done by...Evolution, Benevo, Vegusto, Vitaveg, Hermann, Terra Purra, Veganpet and of course Compassion Circle recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders.

CATS:Dry: is done by...Evolution, Benevo, Ami, Veggieanimals, Veganpet, Vitaveg and of course Compassion Circle provide recipes for Dry Home made using their supplement powders

Extras: for ADULTS until i check if for kittens too...
7. Vegusto Switzerland https://www.vegusto.ch/product_details/103 WET
8. Vitaveg Italy
https://vitaveg.pet/product/wet-pet-food-cat-big-can/ WET and DRY
9. Herrmann Germany
https://www.futterservice-fulda.de/…/herrmann-s-fleischlos-…
10 Terra Purra Germany. Wet (dogs and cats)
WET

NB
For EUROPE Compassion Circle suppliers of VEGEYEAST VEGECAT/VEGEDOG and VEGEKIT/VEGEPUP, and supplements of VEGDOG, V-Complete etc are in the Netherlands Vegavriend
who sell ready made vegan pet foods also.
EVOLUTION, Ami and Benevo.
https://www.vegavriend.nl/c-4674916/compleet/
Germany distributor Fulda also supplies various brands in Europe, Fulda. extra brands like Greta, Bubeck, Vegdog, Green Veggiedog, Fitness etc

https://www.futterservice-fulda.de/schnellbestellung
UK Manufacturer and Distributor of various brands but not vegeyeast or vegecat etc supplements or Evolution and manufacturer of British Brand sold world wide "Benevo" is www.veggiepets.com

CANADA supplier of many brands including
are VECADO.
Vecado Canada https://vecado.ca/

Vegan Dog foods and Manufacturer Supplier Website links: 20 producers.

ADULT DOGS:

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 V-Dog USA https://v-dog.com/
3 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/where-to-buy/
4 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com/
5 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/
6 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/
7 Compassion Circle USA https://compassioncircle.com/
8 Veganpet Australia https://veganpet.com.au/

PUPPIES:

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en
2 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/where-to-buy/
3 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com/
4 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/
5 Compassion Circle USA https://compassioncircle.com/
6 Veganpet Australia https://veganpet.com.au/

Extras: for ADULTS until i check if for puppies too.
9. Vegusto Switzerland https://www.vegusto.ch/product_details/104/de WET
10. Vitaveg Italy
https://vitaveg.pet/product/dog-croquettes/?lang=en WET and DRY

11 to 17 . Herrmann Germany… Germany distributor Fulda also supplies various brands in Europe, Fulda. extra brands like Greta, Bubeck, Green Veggiedog, Fitness, Terra Purra, Vegdog etc

18. Veguis. Argentina. https://www.veguis.com/ Adult dogs.

19. Bicho Green. Brazil. https://bichogreen.com.br/ Adult dogs.

20. V-Complete. Germany. https://vegan4dogs.com/shop/v-complete

WET for Herrmann, WET and DRY for various others.
GRETA was previously called EDGAR. It is a German made Adult Dogs dry dog food producer….and producer of a complete supplement power for home made dog food call V-Complete.

and https://www.vegavriend.nl/a-54534689/compleet/v-complete-280gr-650gr/
German made. V-Complete is an adult dog supplement powder for home made meals made by Greta previously known as ...EDGAR ! The name EDGAR was discontinued.

There are 3 Supplement powders for Home Made Recipes.
Compassion Circle of the USA for both Dogs and Cats Puppies and Kittens.
1. https://compassioncircle.com/

2. Vegdog of Germany https://vegdog.de/ for adult Dogs.

3. V-Complete of Germany. https://vegan4dogs.com/shop/v-complete Made by GRETA brand. For adult dogs.

DOGS Wet is done by...Evolution, Benevo, Vegusto, Vitaveg, Hermann, Terra Purra and of course Compassion Circle recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders Vegdog supplement powder for home made of Vegdog , V-Complete also do supplement powder for home made.
.
DOGS Dry is done by... Evolution, Benevo, Ami, Veggieanimals, Veganpet, Ketun, Vitaveg, Greta, Veguis, Bicho Green and of course Compassion Circle provide recipes for Dry Home made using their supplement powders, Vegdog supplement powder for home made. of Vegdog. German company Greta make also a dry supplement adult dog powder for home made called V-Complete. German company Vegdog also make an adult dog supplement power for home made.

NB
For EUROPE Compassion Circle suppliers of VEGEYEAST VEGECAT/VEGEDOG and VEGEKIT/VEGEPUP, and supplements of VEGDOG, V-Complete etc are in the Netherlands Vegavriend
who sell ready made vegan pet foods also.
EVOLUTION, Ami and Benevo.
https://www.vegavriend.nl/c-4674916/compleet/

Germany distributor Fulda also supplies various brands in Europe, Fulda. extra brands like Greta, Bubeck, Vegdog, Green, Fitness etc
https://www.futterservice-fulda.de/schnellbestellung
UK Manufacturer and Distributor of various brands but not vegeyeast or vegecat etc supplements or Evolution and manufacturer of British Brand sold world wide "Benevo" is www.veggiepets.com
CANADA supplier of many brands including EVOLUTION are VECADO.
Vecado Canada https://vecado.ca/
 

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People need to realise that pet foods are regulated by government authorities.

Like all food sold to the public..there are laws about labelling and quality standards that foods have to comply with ...be they human or non human designated foods

Digestion...species appropriate...nutrients quantities...are all criteria that are in pet food standards by law needing to be met.

It is illegal...to put on labels for example "taurine" unless it has been measured, quantified...and therefore NO raw cat foods bought will ever have the word "taurine" on their labels as it is not possible to quantify if there is any taurine in the sold product...taurine is destroyed fast once an animal dies and by freezing water run offs cooking etc.

Any mention of the nutrient "taurine " on pet food labels means it is synthetic so vegan in ALL commercial cat foods.

This is something many people just are plain ignorant about...but when understood...it is clear...anyone claiming taurine is only available in "meat" meaning bred and killed by humans animals...is totally wrong...in all commercial pet foods where taurine is mentioned on the labels...it is totally synthetic so vegan.

In the USA...pet foods are controlled by the FDA...in Europe...it is the FEDIAF organisations.

In addition...the standard setters in the USA are AAFCO who list in great detail exactly what nutrients in what quantities any pet foods sold to the public need to provide at all life stages.

These details are easily visible by a google search for AAFCO i add. And i am sure I provide a link to them in my post done specifically on vegan pet foods mentioned above...the link i provide again...

So it is actually not sensible to tell people that they need to speak to their vets to get any approval for what they feed their pets...no one needs to do that...people need to know about the pet food standards set by AAFCO and check whatever pet food they buy is compliant or not with those standards in the labels and descriptions of contents.

I did review the vegan pet foods...and in particular EVOLUTION of the USA who have been selling vegan pet foods for dogs and cats for over 30 years....are ABOVE AAFCO standards ...so this is very clear and reassuring.

Vets...who earn from selling specific pet foods...as many do...are NOT therefore independant persons to take advice from about what pet foods to feed pets. For obvious reasons...no one who is earning from specific brands is independant on this matter so the buyer needs to be aware of this and make their own decisions.

I could welcome a system where no vets were allowed to sell or make money from pet foods...that then would make them independant ...until that day...their views on pet foods are not valid for obvious reasons.
 

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Summary of reasons for feeding dogs cats ferrets readily available vegan pet foods that have been out for over 30 years without any recalls.

1. They have been sold publically with never any recalls, not one, never any published cases of sick or dead pets due to the foods for over 30 years now world wide.

There have been in contrast THOUSANDS of deaths and sick dogs and cats from proven caused by pet foods of non vegan content. In 2020...5 out of 7 recalls by the government pet food authorities were RAW pet foods.

Those FACTS are easily verifiable as the Government Food Authorities publish public notices of recalls of petfoods easily found by a simple google search and reproduced in many websites and online sources.


2. There are government pet food authorities who set the standards and control recalls of any lacking or causing serious health or death problems pet foods.

In the USA this is the FDA and the standard setters are AAFCO. In Europe this is the FEDIAF.

These are independant nutrition scientific experts...not earning from selling any pet foods but independant standard setters and controllers of pet foods.

3. All pet foods sold publically have by law to be "species appropriate" and by labels state if "complete" and for what life stages.

There are laws governing these issues and therefore it is totally incorrect to speak of vegan pet foods not being "species appropriate" as by LAW that is what they are if sold to the public.


4. There are many health benefits well documented from freeding vegan pet foods.

There are many prescription pet foods that since decades have been mostly vegan to cure many health problems in many dogs and cats.

Both those statements are easily verifiable by easy google searches and knowledge of what are in prescription pet foods and why. Many cats dogs have allergies to animal pet foods is a fact.

Many heart diseases are alleviated by feeding plant based foods.

5. Many not peer reviewed websites make erroneous statements about vegan pet foods.

One has to be aware of influences of the meat industry on those linked to earning from the pet foods they recommend.

TAURINE is a matter many seemingly knowledgeable websites get very wrong....and any review of the details on labels on pet foods of the TAURINE content would reveal that it is synthetic so vegan in all commercial cat foods so those claiming it is only found in meat and that vegan cat foods would make a cat go blind or die due to lack of taurine...are totally wrong...and have not understood the first point about PET FOOD LAWS controlling pet foods as well as the taurine nutrient source of all commercial cat foods.


Those are the NUTRITIONAL reasons for feeding cats and dogs vegan.


Now to the ETHICAL VEGAN reason.



6. Veganism means..."animals are not ours to use"

So breeding and killing animals is simply not vegan.



7. Cruelty...ethical not legal cruelty...is an important distinction.

One needs to realise...there is a difference between "cruelty" as defined by the LAW...for which animal welfare act laws exist...which allow killing of animals legally as not cruel as defined by the law...nor is vegan legal pet food "cruel" of course per the law.

The ETHICAL judgemental view of "cruelty" that sees as veganism does the breeding and killing of animals as "cruelty" is what vegans believe in ethically.

Therefore...there is a huge distinction between describing feeding an animal food as cruel as compared to killing an animal.

The 2 actions are totally incomparable i suggest. Anyone who thinks they are similar needs to re examine their ideas or explain why they would be similar.





Before anyone writes accusing anyone of "cruelty" and "forcing things on animals" again on this topic...

Can i ask..that ALL such comments.....include mention of the "cruelty" of "forcing death" on forced into existance as prisoners captive baby life stage animals owned by humans.

Describe...what "cruelty" is involved in putting food in a dish that an animal clearly thrives on and does not ever die of...compared to..the "cruelty" of force breeding animals and forcing them to die as babies ? i mean most killed animals are between 1 day old and a few months old when killed by humans...so far...there are 20 year old healthy vegan fed cats around and less old vegan fed dogs albeit Bramble famous example lived to age 25 similarly to her unrelated companion dogs.

There are legal definitions of what "cruelty" to animals is...and nowhere is pet food included as one of them.

Morally if not legally cruelty is surely killing baby animals ? if anyone does not think so...then explain that or admit one is not vegan if not believing this to be true.

Do people talking of "forcing things" on animals owned by humans think animals owned by humans that are slaughtered to willingly to their deaths ?

Do people talking of "forcing things on animals humans own" not think forcing death on these animals is not forcing them ?


My view....is that "animals are not ours to use"

So as baby chicks...lambs...turkeys...fish...are not ours to use...i have no right as a vegan to take their lives.

What is not mine...is not mine to take the life of.



i see no cruelty meaning suffering or death in 20 year old vet tested healthy vegan cats and vet tested healthy long lived vegan dogs. Bramble 25 years lived healthy vegan dog famous example is well known and several companions fed the same not related dogs lived similar long lives with Anne Heritage the owner.

Working Huskies scientific peer reviwed studies showed vegan fed working huskies out per formed the meat fed ones...and there is no breed needing more high quality energy than a working huskey.

That study as well as other PEER REVIEWED scientific studies on vegan diets for pet dogs and cats and reference to Little Tyke the famous vegetarian Lioness in the USA who never ate meat at all and never had any health issues due to diet are referenced in this website in particular of highly qualified international expert Dr Andrew Knight...

www.vegepets.com

PEER REVIEWED means not just individual vet or individual scientist views...but checked verified as independant valid conclusions by independant experts.



Andrew Knight BSc (Vet Biol), BVMS, CertAW, MANZCVS, DipECAWBM (AWSEL), DipACAW, PhD, FRCVS, PFHEA


Andrew Knight is a ridiculously busy bloke. He is Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and Founding Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare, at the University of Winchester; a EBVS European and RCVS Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law; an American and New Zealand Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare; a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Andrew has over 65 academic publications and a series of YouTube videos on animal issues. These include an extensive series examining the contributions to human healthcare of animal experiments, which formed the basis for his 2010 PhD and his 2011 book The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments. Andrew’s other publications have examined the contributions of the livestock sector to climate change, vegetarian companion animal diets, the animal welfare standards of veterinarians, and the latest evidence about animal cognitive and related abilities, and the resultant moral implications. His informational websites include www.AnimalExperiments.info, www.HumaneLearning.info and www.VegePets.info
 
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