Since it was my first cat, Orpheus, who assisted me to
go vegetarian twenty-five years ago, it was a pleasure to return the
favor and convert my two young feline companions to a vegan diet. Living
with Orpheus made it plain to me that animals could think, have emotions
and even communicate. Once I realized that, I couldn't help but choose a
plant based diet for myself. Once I fully realized what I was feeding my
cats, it seemed logical to find an alternative to animal byproducts.
For those who might think it unnatural for a cat to be
vegetarian, the only natural diet would be for me to feed them live
rodents, birds and insects. Domestic cats would never stalk a cow in the
wild, nor dive for tuna.
Commercial cat food is composed of the foulest waste
products of the slaughterhouse and rendering plants, in other words, of
slightly lesser quality than human grade meats. Thank goodness I
discovered Evolution vegan pet food.
This morning, my formerly feral female and my once
homeless male enjoyed a vegetable stew (my last night leftovers) as a
side dish to their entree of Evolution brand vegan cat kibble. For the
last four months, they have been enjoying this kibble, sometimes with a
garnish of a tablespoon of Tofutti sour cream substitute, grated
zucchini or tomato sauce. It's fun to see what foods of mine they like,
and a good way of getting rid of leftovers.
Evolution is a nutritionally complete formula available
as a wet canned food or dry kibble (preferred by my cats) developed by a
veterinarian in Minnesota. This is one product that I am glad was tested
on animals for over a decade. It provides, from vegan sources, over 100
percent of the taurine and other amino acids and vitamins that cats
need. Evolution is a superior quality pet food, made with human grade
vegan ingredients (it tastes rather bland to me, but my cats like it).
With shipping costs, I get a 10 pound bag of kibble for 34 dollars and
it lasts a bit over a month, that's only fifty cents per cat per day. I
am thankful for this product and trust in it enough to feed it to my two
companions, and also to recommend it to you.
Please learn more about Evolution brand vegetarian dog
and cat food at
Petfoodshop.com - Health food for Dogs, Cat, and Ferrets.
and be sure to read this article about the disgusting
things in commercial pet food
Commercial Pet Foods
[Editor's Note: ParkStRanger receives no compensation,
either monetarily or in kibble, for his unsolicited recommendation.}
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