While I can understand the desire some people have to eat vegan, and support their choice to do so, is it ok to extend that nutritional choice onto your dog or cat?
"Vets will often recommend meat-free diets for dogs and cats with digestive issues, but beyond that, it's unclear how healthy—or unhealthy—veganism is for animals. “There really isn’t a lot of research on this,” says Sarah Dodd, a veterinarian who studies plant-based pet diets. The majority of commercial vegan pet foods don’t meet the Association of American Feed Control Officials' (low) minimum standards for being labeled as nutritionally adequate. Dodd knows how confusing this can be for the generally well meaning pet-owning public, beset as it’s lately been by pet-care fake news. “I joined a lot of groups about pet nutrition and could spend all day, every day, correcting the misinformation,” she says. “Being a Facebook vet is a full-time job.”
Is anyone a vegan?
I've been slowly trying to cut back on my intake of meat, just because the high environmental cost and also the high out of pocket cost. I also have three foster cats at my house right now, and doubt their food is vegan.