Vegecat™ – Vegetarian/Vegan Cat Supplement
The Vegecat™ supplement frees cats from slaughterhouse products and has been in production since 1986. Home prepared, vegan, Vegecat™ meals allow you to provide all your cat needs to be healthy and thrive. Vegecat™ supplements ship with a recipe brochure that contains semi-moist food recipes as well as dry kibble recipes. The Vegecat™ diet provides complete vegan nutrition for your feline family member.
All recipes require food yeast for B vitamins. We HIGHLY recommend using our VegeYeast in the recipes. VegeYeast is formulated especially for cats and dogs and is the food yeast we base recipe calculations on. Do NOT use baker’s yeast in recipes.
Maintaining an acidic urine pH is important for cats. The ideal urine pH for a cat is 6.0 to 6.5. Urine pH can be tested at home or at a veterinarian’s office. It is best to test urine before transitioning the diet and 3 to 4 weeks after the transition. If urine pH is too high (alkaline), discuss natural ways of acidification with your veterinarian. We are happy to recommend veterinarians that will support your feeding plant-based or explain how to test urine pH at home. Please contact us from the contact page.
Wet food is best for the urinary health of cats. If you primarily feed dry kibble, moisture should be added to the diet. Pureed vegetables add moisture as well as additional vitamins and minerals. Veggies should make up no more than 10% of the diet to ensure the protein requirement is met. Please see the recipe instructions for more information.
You might ask, “Don’t cats, as true carnivores, need certain nutrients only flesh can provide?”
Vegecat™ products contain the below rare nutrients cats require from NON-ANIMAL sources.
Cats need dietary taurine (a secondary amino acid), but significant quantities only occur naturally in animal tissue. A shortage causes blindness and heart disease. Synthetic taurine is added to Vegecat™ and most other commercial food, as the naturally occurring taurine in meat-based food is cooked or processed out during production.
Through biosynthesis most mammals make vitamin A from the yellow pigment (carotene) found in vegetables. Cats lack this ability, making a dietary source of this vitamin, found naturally only in animal tissues, essential. Vegecat™ contains preformed retinol vitamin A that is bioavailable to cats.
Vitamin D is another essential vitamin, found naturally only in animal tissues as vitamin D3. Vegecat™ contains vegan vitamin D2.
The essential fatty acid arachidonate is rare in non-animal sources. Cats require it for numerous vital metabolic processes including reproduction.
Ingredients: Dried Yeast, Calcium Citrate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Lysine, Choline Chloride, Arginine, Taurine, L-Methionine, Dried Kelp, Sodium Selenite, Ferrous Fumarate, d-alpha tocopherol acetate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Ergocalciferol
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min): 32%, Crude Fat (min): 4.5%, Crude Fiber (max): 0.5%, Moisture (max): 5%, Arginine (min): 4.0%, Lysine (min): 4.6%, Methionine (min): 2.9%, Calcium (min): 8.5%, Phosphorus (min): 2.3%, Potassium (min): 4.6%, Iron (min): 580 mg/kg, Copper (min): 35 mg/kg, Zinc (min): 500 mg/kg, Iodine (min): 10 mg/kg, Selenium (min): 4.86 mg/kg, Vitamin A (min): 70,000 IU/kg, Vitamin D2 (min): 9,300 IU/kg, Vitamin E (min): 860 IU/kg, Riboflavin (min): 55 mg/kg, Vitamin B12 (min): 0.66 mg/kg, Choline (min): 28,510 mg/kg, Taurine (min): 3.6%
If you use your own recipes instead of ours (using our recipes as a guide), a 10 pound (4.5 kg) cat would get 1-2/3 teaspoons (6 ml/5.3 g) per day of Vegecat™ supplement.
Kittens (up to 12 months old) and queens need VEGEKIT™ supplement, formulated for growth. For convenience, Vegekit™ recipes may be fed to adult cats as well.
Use the kibble recipe (in the Vegecat™ instructions [pdf download]) to make a delicious kibble. Cut kibble pieces larger or smaller according to the size of your cats.
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