Hermione was born in 2004. She has been eating Vegecat kibble for most of her life. Her coat is luxurious, her eyes are bright, her energy level zippy. She charges through the house like a herd of buffaloes, from the farthest corner of the bedroom to the top of the “cat tree” in the dining room. She begs for quack grass when I come in from the backyard, so I have to bring her 4 or 5 blades of grass on a daily basis. I think of that grass as her salad. Her overall health has been excellent for 8 years. I am proud to tell visitors that she is a strict vegetarian cat (she still wears fur).
The main thing I feed her is kibble with a small coating of mashed squash, sweet potato or pumpkin along with a few kernels of corn, dusted with nutritional yeast. For variety, I mash a small amount of peas, garbanzo, or sometimes refried beans in as well. For extra nutrition, I give her cooked romaine lettuce or spinach (boiled with the few kernels of frozen corn), toasted nori, or a smidge of spirulina. This cat does not like some other things I have read about on this site: tofu, tempeh, soybeans or lentils.
Thank you for giving me this option for raising my cat without the slaughterhouse byproducts. I learned about what the actual ingredients were in commercial pet food. I read Obligate Carnivore by Jed Gillen before making my decision to try the “vegan” diet for cats. I adopted Jed’s rationale that if vegetarian cat food was at least as good for the cat as the average bag of cat food on the shelf at the grocery store, then it was worth all the effort. I am confident that benchmark was easily met with the Vegecat product line.