Feeding vegan food to your cat or your dog is somewhat of a controversial topic. Some vegans do it, others prefer to avoid it altogether because they worry that a vegan diet might not offer their furry friends everything they need to stay strong and healthy. After all, they are carnivores, so surely putting them on a plant-based diet can’t be good, right? I am a vegan cat owner, and I struggle to make a decision when it comes to this topic. My cat eats regular cat food because I worry about her health, and I know that unlike us humans, cats are meat eaters. Their teeth are built for that. But on the other hand, every time I go out and buy food for her, I feel guilty that my money continues to fund the meat industry. So what’s a vegan pet owner to do? Here’s some good news! It looks like more and more companies have started making vegan food for cats and dogs that is very complete & gives them all the nutrients they need, like taurine. It depends from case to case, but experts now say that our furry friends can thrive and live healthy lives even on a vegan diet. More frequent visits to the vet are recommended just to make sure that no deficiencies build over time. So talking about companies that make vegan pet food, Benevo is one of them. These guys produce organic cruelty-free vegan food for cats and dogs that’s free from artificial colours, GMO’s, animal by-products and derivatives.I was curious to see how my siamese would react to vegan cat food, so I got my hands on some of Benevo’s kitty noms and served it to Tahini. She gulped it right up! Benevo’s vegan cat food passed the test. 🙂 So now you’re probably wondering what I will do next…will I feed my cat vegan food or not? I’m still unsure to be honest. It’s a tough call to make. For now, I think I will keep giving her regular organic cat food, but from now onwards all the in-between meal treats she’s getting will be vegan.
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