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List of the World Wide Vegan Proven Pet Foods for Cats Dogs Ferrets.

Vegan pet foods have been around for over 30 years (now in 2019) and never had any recalls ever of any of them.

They sure would have had if there had been any reported cases linked to their diets. There have not been.

The INDEPENDENT of any pet food businesses Scientist and Vet Professor Dr Andrew Knight provides on his informative website references to other scientists who have studied this in detail.

There are at least 15 world wide reknown vet experts in dog and cat Nutrition who support recommend vegan diets for pets.

Dr Pitcairn for example has written a very detailed book on recipes remedies for health problems of dogs and cats. Also independent of any pet food supplier business.

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats (4th Edition)Paperback – 13 Apr 2017


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pitcairns-Complete-Guide-Natural-Health/dp/1623367557

Since its first publication more than 30 years ago, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats has sold 500,000 copies and continues to be the go-to resource for health-conscious animal lovers. Now, in the fourth publication of this groundbreaking text, new and old fans of Dr. Pitcairn will enjoy the latest information in natural pet care with 30 percent new material, including a deeper look at what's behind the disturbing rise in chronic illnesses, increased toxins, nutrient depletion, and excess vaccinations. Taking the benefits of fresh, home- prepared diets one step further, the book shares stories of health-conscious animal lovers who have pioneered far more humane, earth-friendly ways to feed dogs and cats, often with amazing boosts to health and longevity. New recipes feature simpler yet more varied ways to create nutritionally complete meals that pets will love and their people will feel good about feeding them. The Pitcairns, with their trademark compassion and conviction, have long been the trusted name in holistic veterinary care. Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats will help people give their beloved animals the healthiest, happiest lives yet.

Richard Pitcairn
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Richard Pitcairn

Dr. Pitcairn graduated from the veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, in 1965. Entering private practice in Southern California, he worked with small animals, farm livestock and zoo animals. In 1967, he accepted a position at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, as Assistant Professor, later entering graduate school with a major in microbiology and immunology, and a minor in biochemistry. He completed his PhD in microbiology in 1972, and subsequently worked as a faculty member at WSU, active in research and teaching in the veterinary school.

During his research on the factors affecting natural resistance to disease, the importance of optimal nutrition became a focus in his work. Realizing that such research would not be funded, he re-entered private practice to apply his study of nutrition and its effects on immunity and, thus, resistance to disease. During these years of clinical work, Dr. Pitcairn, along with his wife, Susan, published the first edition of Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide To Natural Health For Dogs and Cats (1982). This book is now in its fourth edition and has sold over 500,000 copies, and been translated into several languages.

A further development in Dr. Pitcairn’s education was the study of homeopathic medicine for animal application. Although nutrition is very important, there are urgent situations for which nutritional therapy is not practical; as well, some patients simply will not eat as a part of their disease picture. Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine that stimulates the immune system and natural resistance to disease and, from 1978, Dr. Pitcairn focused on learning and applying this system to use along with his prior knowledge of nutritional therapy. The primary sources of study were Hahnemann and Kent, but also Jahr, Nash, Clarke, Boericke, Wright-Hubbard, Dorothy Shepherd, Dunham, Farrington, Schmidt, Boenninghausen, H. C. Allen, T. F. Allen, Hering, Barthel, Burnett, Blackie, Blackwood, Boger, Borland, Close, Cooper, Cowperthwaite, Dudgeon, Gross, Lippe, Phatak, Schuessler, Tyler and, of the more contemporary homeopaths, Vithoulkas and André Saine. His favorites are Hahnemann and Kent above all, then Boger, Boenninghausen, Lippe, and Jahr.

In 1985, Dr. Pitcairn moved to Eugene, Oregon to establish a practice devoted solely to the use of homeopathy and nutritional therapy. From this time forward, several workshops on homeopathic medicine were offered to the public and, in 1992, the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy was established, a year-long post-graduate training for veterinarians in the use of homeopathy in their practices. As of 2016, over 500 veterinarians have been trained in this program offered by the Pitcairn Institute of Veterinary Homeopathy. In 1995, Dr. Pitcairn and associates co-founded The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, the first professional organization of practicing veterinary homeopaths in the United States. More recently, Dr. Pitcairn, in association with Wendy Jensen DVM, has developed the New World Veterinary Repertory, which is available in computer and book form (English and German). This repertory is the first if its kind, and is the major reference work that veterinary homeopathic practitioners use in their work with patients, focused specifically on veterinary practice. For more information on the New World Veterinary Repertory, click here. Now retired from active practice, Dr. Pitcairn consults with homeopathic veterinarians, and continues to be active in teaching and writing in the area of homeopathic medicine and healing of disease.



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

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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/ with specific pages for cats and dogs...For cats detailed comparison of nutrients sources of vegan versus animal based pet food...cats is.. Vecado Canada https://vecado.ca/pages/cats101 and dogs is...https://vecado.ca/pages/dogs101

List of 17 Manufacturer Brands Made.(as at June 2019)

Some do just dog some just cat some puppies some kitten some wet some dry so check species lists below.

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/ 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 and Sensitive 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.

There are 2 Supplement powders for Home Made Recipes.

1. Compassion Circle of the USA for both Dogs and Cats Puppies and Kittens. https://compassioncircle.com/

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

DOGS Wet is done by 9 companies:...1. Evolution (USA) , 2. Benevo (UK) , 3. Vegusto (CH Switzerland) , 4. Vitaveg (IT Italy) , 5. Herrmann (DE Germany), 6. Terra Purra (DE Germany) and of course 7. Veganpet (AU Australia) 8. Compassion Circle (USA) recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders and 9.Vegdog (DE Germany) do Wet tinned as well as supplement powder for home made of Vegdog

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DOGS Dry is done by...9 companies: 1. Evolution (USA), 2. Benevo (UK), 3. Ami (IT Italy), 4. Veggieanimals (ES Spain), 5. Veganpet (AU Australia) , 6. Ketun (USA), 7. Vitaveg (IT Italy) , and of course 8. Compassion Circle (USA) provide recipes for Dry Home made using their supplement powders, and 9. Vegdog (DE Germany) supplement powder for home made of Vegdog.

CATS Wet: is done by...8 companies 1.Evolution (USA), 2. Benevo (UK), 3. Vegusto (CH Switzerland) , 4. Vitaveg (IT Italy) , 5. Herrmann (DE Germany), 6.Terra Purra (DE Germany) and of course 7. Veganpet (AU) Australia. 8. Compassion Circle (USA) recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders.

CATS:Dry: is done by... 7 companies 1.Evolution (USA), 2. Benevo (UK), 3. Vitaveg (IT Italy) , 4. AMI (IT Italy, 5.VeggieAnimals (ES Spain) 6. Veganpet (AU Australia) and of course 7. Compassion Circle (USA) recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders.

Vegan Cat foods and Manufacturer Supplier Website links:

ADULT CATS:

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:

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

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/

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

CATS Wet: is done by...8 companies 1.Evolution (USA), 2. Benevo (UK), 3. Vegusto (CH Switzerland) , 4. Vitaveg (IT Italy) , 5. Herrmann (DE Germany), 6.Terra Purra (DE Germany) and of course 7. Veganpet (AU) Australia. 8. Compassion Circle (USA) recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders.

CATS:Dry: is done by... 7 companies 1.Evolution (USA), 2. Benevo (UK), 3. Vitaveg (IT Italy) , 4. AMI (IT Italy, 5.VeggieAnimals (ES Spain) 6. Veganpet (AU Australia) and of course 7. Compassion Circle (USA) recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders.

NB
For EUROPE Compassion Circle suppliers of VEGEYEAST VEGECAT/VEGEDOG and VEGEKIT/VEGEPUP, and supplements of VEGDOG 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/

There is 1 producer of cat and kitten Supplement powders for Home Made Recipes.

1. Compassion Circle of the USA for both Dogs and Cats Puppies and Kittens. https://compassioncircle.com/

Germany distributor Fulda also supplies various brands in Europe, Fulda. extra brands like Greta, Bubeck, Vegdog, Green Veggiedog, Fitness etc not looked at if for cats too.

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/

Vegan Dog foods and Manufacturer Supplier Website links:

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. 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/

DOGS Wet is done by 9 companies:...1. Evolution (USA) , 2. Benevo (UK) , 3. Vegusto (CH Switzerland) , 4. Vitaveg (IT Italy) , 5. Herrmann (DE Germany), 6. Terra Purra (DE Germany) and of course 7. Veganpet (AU Australia) 8. Compassion Circle (USA) recipes for home made is for Wet mostly using their supplement powders and 9.Vegdog (DE Germany) do Wet tinned as well as supplement powder for home made of Vegdog

.

DOGS Dry is done by...9 companies: 1. Evolution (USA), 2. Benevo (UK), 3. Ami (IT Italy), 4. Veggieanimals (ES Spain), 5. Veganpet (AU Australia) , 6. Ketun (USA), 7. Vitaveg (IT Italy) , and of course 8. Compassion Circle (USA) provide recipes for Dry Home made using their supplement powders, and 9. Vegdog (DE Germany) supplement powder for home made of Vegdog.

NB
For EUROPE Compassion Circle suppliers of VEGEYEAST VEGECAT/VEGEDOG and VEGEKIT/VEGEPUP, and supplements of VEGDOG 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/

There are 2 Supplement powders for Home Made Recipes.

1. Compassion Circle of the USA for both Dogs and Cats Puppies and Kittens. https://compassioncircle.com/
2. Vegdog of Germany https://vegdog.de/ for Dogs. Adults.

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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I just saw a video promotion by Dr. Marty Goldstein, who has developed his own cat food product. The claim is great health for cats that eat it, however when you look at the ingredients it is rather shocking. It is almost entirely meat and organs from animals. It even includes salmon which I am guessing is farm raised since wild salmon is both difficult to acquire in today’s dwindling oceans and also very expensive. What is shocking is how this formula is promoted as the most natural and healthy and absolutely NO mention of the toxic chemicals that will be in these meats and eggs that will accumulate in the cats that are eating them. Why is it that so many veterinarians that call themselves “holistic” are not aware of this? It is not a secret.
Because they are eating so high on the food chain (like most people) they will be getting a significant load of these environmental chemicals which eventually have effects on their health. In the first study of its kind, the Environmental Working Group found that American pets are polluted with even higher levels of many of the same synthetic industrial chemicals that researchers have recently found in people.
The results of the study shows that America’s pets are serving as involuntary sentinels of the widespread chemical contamination that scientists increasingly link to a growing array of health problems across a wide range of animals—wild, domesticated and human.
Dogs and cats were contaminated with 48 of 70 industrial chemicals tested, including 43 chemicals at levels higher than those typically found in people, according to the study of plastics and food packaging chemicals, heavy metals, fire retardants, and stain-proofing chemicals in pooled samples of blood and urine from 20 dogs and 37 cats collected at a Virginia veterinary clinic.
Teflon chemicals: PFCs (Perfluorochemicals) were 2.4 times higher than in people.
Fire retardants: PBDEs (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers): 23.4 times higher than in people.
Mercury: 5.4 times higher than in people.
Average levels of many chemicals were substantially higher in pets than is typical for people, with 2.4 times higher levels of stain- and grease-proof coatings (perfluorochemicals) in dogs, 23 times more fire retardants (PBDEs) in cats, and more than 5 times the amounts of mercury, compared to average levels in people found in national studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Environmental Working Group.
It is very important to understand that these chemicals accumulate in the tissues of animals that are picking them up from the environment — animals in pastures and feedlots. When these animals are then killed and eaten by other animals, the dose just increases exponentially.
The highest amount will be on those animals eating the most meat and dairy products as this is where the dose of these substances is the greatest (thousands or millions greater than found in the soil or water).
How can these facts be ignored by veterinarians? It is a mystery to me. It is like a blind spot. Perhaps they think these findings are not real? That the studies flawed? The Environmental Working Group collected blood and urine from dogs and cats to do the analysis. It is difficult to see how it could be done more accurately. Nonetheless, the results are ignored and the message of feeding large quantities of meat to dogs and cats goes on. We can only hope that some day there will be an awakening of understanding

Dr. Pitcairn Bio
BIOGRAPHY FOR RICHARD H. PITCAIRN, D.V.M., PH.D.
1941— Born in Los Angeles, California.
1965— Graduated from veterinary school at the University of California, Davis.
1965—1966— Mixed practice in Rialto, California.
1966—1967— Instructor in large animal medicine, Washington State University.
1966—1971— Full-time graduate school. Major = Veterinary microbiology & immunology; minor = Biochemistry. Taught laboratory virology.
1972— Ph.D. in veterinary microbiology and immunology from Washington State University. Thesis research on cellular foreign histocompatibility antigen recognition. While at WSU, was an assistant professor on the veterinary school faculty; taught public health and epizootiology to 4th year veterinary students; participated in research projects using tissue culture, virus isolation and assay, and electron microscopy.
1973—1978— Positions in small animal practice–Eugene, Oregon and Indio, California; relief work in Oregon and California.
1978—1984— Worked as staff veterinarian at the Monterey County SPCA.
1978—1985— Private practice in Santa Cruz, California, emphasizing homeopathy, herbs and nutrition as treatment modalities.
1978—1987— Wrote monthly column, “Your Healthy Pet,” for Prevention Magazine. Circulation: 2 million.
1981— Wrote, with Susan Pitcairn, first edition of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (Rodale Press). Sales exceeded 230,000.
1985— Santa Cruz Workshop; Basic principles of homeopathy.
1985—1986— President of the Board, the International Foundation for Homeopathy.
1985—1996— Director, Animal Natural Health Center, Inc., a private practice and teaching clinic in Eugene, Oregon, with emphasis on homeopathy and nutrition as treatment modalities.
1986— Death Valley Workshop; Integrating homeopathy into clinical practice.
1987— Monterey Workshop; Remedy pictures of dogs and cats.
1988— Eugene Workshop; Obstacles to mastering homeopathy.
1989— Grand Canyon Workshop; Introductory and advanced homeopathy.
1989—1996— Conducted in-depth, 2-year internship programs for veterinarians at the Animal Natural Health Center.
1990— Texas Workshop; Cancer, kidney disease, stomach disorders.
1990— Maine Workshop; Philosophical differences between homeopathy and other forms of treatment.
1990— Created and marketed computer software version of Boger’s General Analysis, a tool for homeopathic prescribing.
1992— Santa Fe Workshop; Study of materia medica & Advanced prescribing.
1992— Initiated a 130 hr. post-graduate certification training program in clinical homeopathy for licensed veterinarians. About 500 veterinarians have been trained through this course by year 2013.
1995— Wrote, with Susan Pitcairn, second edition of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (Rodale Press). Accumulated sales have exceeded 350,000. Has been translated into four languages.
1996— Featured Lecturer at the Annual Conference of the Society of Homeopaths, England.
1996— Founding member of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.
1996—1998— President of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.
1998—2000— Advisor to the Certification Committee of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.
1998— Began an Advanced Training Course in Veterinary Homeopathy for veterinarians who have already taken the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy.
1999— Speaker at the Annual Conference for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, Virginia.
2000— First Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, March, Denver, Colorado. Speaker at the Annual Conference for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, Monterey, California.
2001— Second Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, March 7-10, Saguaro Ranch, Phoenix, Arizona. Speaker at the Annual Conference for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2002— Advanced Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, held in Guelph, Ontario; Tiburon, California & Clearwater, Florida. Third Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners, March 7-10, Saguaro Lake Ranch, ,Phoenix, Arizona. Tenth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy. Speaker at the Annual Conference for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, Park City, Utah.
2003— Eleventh Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Boulder, Colorado. Fourth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners, March 6-9, Saguaro Lake Ranch, Arizona.
2004— Twelfth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, San Diego and Pasadena, California. Fifth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners, March 4-7, Saguaro Lake, Arizona. Advanced Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Park City, Utah.
2005— Wrote the third edition of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (Rodale Press). Accumulated sales have exceeded 400,000. Sixth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners, February 7-11, Hale Luana Retreat, Kauai, Hawaii.
2006— Thirteenth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Eugene, Oregon; Monterey, California and Saguaro Lake Ranch, Arizona. Seventh Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners, March 2-5, Saguaro Lake, Arizona. Speaker and workshop presentation at the National Center For Homeopathy Annual Conference.
2007— Eighth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners, February 8-11, Sedona, Arizona. Speaker at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference — on nutrition and use of homeopathic medicine for animals.
2007–2008– Advanced Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Eugene, Oregon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sedona, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2008–2009– Fourteenth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Sedona, Arizona.
2009– Ninth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, March 5-8, Saguaro Lake, Arizona.
2010– Speaker at the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Annual Conference and LIGA meeting, Redondo Beach, California. Tenth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, March 4-7, Saguaro Lake, Arizona.
2010–2011– Fifteenth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Concord, New Hampshire and Orlando, Florida.
2011– Speaker at the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Annual Conference meeting, May 5-8, Bethesda, Maryland. Speaker at the American Holistic Medical Association Annual Conference, August 27-30, San Diego, California — on simplifying homeopathic practice and the relation of homeopathy to quantum physics (2 lectures). Eleventh Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, March 17-20, Saguaro Lake, Arizona.
2012–Twelfth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, March 8-11, Saguaro Lake, Arizona. Speaker at the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Annual Conference, May 4-6, Portland, Oregon.
2012–2013–Sixteenth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Sedona, Arizona.
2013–Thirteenth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, March 7-10, Saguaro Lake, Arizona.
2014–Fourteenth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, March 13-16, Saguaro Lake, Arizona. Speaker at the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Annual Conference, September 12-14, Portland, Oregon. Advanced meeting on homeopathy: Walking with Hahnemann, November 6-8, Jerome, Arizona.
2015–Fifteenth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, March 19-22, Saguaro Lake, Arizona. Speaker at the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Annual Conference, June 12-14, Sweet Briar, Virginia.
Various Dates—Has written articles for professional organizations, or been interviewed for journals including: The American Homeopath, The American Holistic Veterinary Association, the International Foundation for Homeopathy, the National Center for Homeopathy, and The International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy.
—Has presented veterinary homeopathy to government and professional panels – the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.
https://www.drpitcairn.com/dr-pitcairn/dr-pitcairn-bio/
 

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Thanks for this. Last night I rescued a cat running by the side of the road with no collar and have put up posts to try to locate her family. If she stays with me I will be interested in investing in vegan cat food, I didn't see any at the local market today, but in the long-term I'd rather try vegan if I can.
 

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I would not choose to buy vegan pet food from a non vegan pet food producer.

I prefer like most vegans to support vegan companies.

Wysong additionally a pet food maker produces vegan pet foods that have been tested as inferior to other vegan brands in studies...and they themselves do not recommend their vegan pet food for long term main feeding so beware.

There are over 20 totally vegan pet food producers in the world...so plenty choice of high quality assured vegan pet foods.

I did a thread with links to them all on a previous post i did here...

 

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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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