Vegepet

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Vegepet is a line of dietary supplement products for dogs and cats being fed a vegan diet, sold by Compassion Circle.[1]

Nutritional study[edit]

In 2004, a study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association evaluated two commercial vegetarian pet foods for nutritional adequacy, which included Vegecat KibbleMix supplement. The study concluded that both Vegecat KibbleMix and the other vegetarian pet food had multiple nutritional inadequacies, particularly taurine, when compared against the AAFCO minimal nutrient profile for cat diets. Vitamin A level leaned high but was still within the AAFCO maximum safe intake.[2] In an apologetic reply, the manufacturer of Vegecat attributed the test results to a manufacturing error during the mixing process and an inaccurate nutrient profile of a food yeast, and asserted they were taking steps to correct the problems.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Basics". Compassion Circle. September 9, 2019.
  2. ^ Gray, CM; Sellon, RK; Freeman, LM. (2004). "Nutritional adequacy of two vegan diets for cats". JAVMA. 225 (11): 1670–5. doi:10.2460/javma.2004.225.1670. PMID 15626215. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
  3. ^ "Manufacturer response: Evolution Diet and Harbingers of a New Age". vegepets.info. Archived from the original on November 27, 2005.

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