I saw a 2016 documentary called: ‘Pet Fooled’ which I found in the “Recommended DVDs’ section at the Vancouver Public Library. Most people just assume that the billion dollar pet food industry has our cat, dog or bird’s best interests in mind when they make meat based pet food. But, what if they were just in it for the money? Gasp, no, they don’t sell pet food to make billions of dollars do they?
Can we agree that n the world of business, large corporations are in business to make money, and lots of it? What if that industry was self-regulated, or only minimally regulated by a government agency too busy to do a thorough job of monitoring these products?
I love my cat and I want him to have the healthiest life possible. so I did some research…
I watched the 2016 documentary DVD: Pet Fooled
I read the book: Obligate Carnivore by Jed Gillen
I listened to the Exam Room podcast produced by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine entitled: Can Dogs and Cats be Vegans? with Dr. Armaiti May, DVM (doctor of Veterinary medicine)
I researched online and discovered several companies that had been producing vegan pet food for decades. See: Benevu.com,
There is also CompassionCircle.com which sells the products: VegeCat and VegeDog which are amino acid and ph buffering nutritional yeasts, in a package with a recipe booklet to make your own vegan cat and dog foods from 100% organic ingredients that you buy yourself like: lentils, chic peas, seitan, rice, oats etc…You can even add your own herbs and seasonings like curry, cumin, and turmeric or oregano, fresh basil leaves and dill. The nice thing is that you can feed your pet (animal) without killing another animal so it’s cruelty free and supplies all the nutrition your cat or dog needs without the unwanted ingredients found in animal products. Lets face it, if less than 5% of the world’s human population eats organic foods, do you really think that pig farmers or beef producer’s are feeding their animals organic foods? Heck no! And the most concentrated source of pesticides are in animal protein such as beef, yogurt, ice cream, eggs, chickens.
So if we look at the situation logically, the healthiest food to feed our cats and dogs is home made organic nutritionally complete plant based foods.
If humans are the only species on the planet that cook their food, and the only species with diabetes, could there be some relationship here. One of 3 North American humans experience a heart attack, cancer or stroke before they die. I haven’t heard this being an issue for animals in the wild. Unfortunately though many wild animals are being poisoned by their food such as eagles who eat mice that have eaten rat poison.