...studies found that cats can adapt to different protein and carbohydrate intakes so long as their minimal requirements for protein is met.(5) For example, it was found that "when properly processed starches and carbohydrates from whole grains are provided as a major component of balanced diets, cats are able to digest and use them, with an average apparent digestibility exceeding 90 percent. Thus, while cats may metabolize carbohydrates differently than dogs and other species, healthy cats are easily able to digest and metabolize dietary carbohydrate."(6)

...cats cannot use plant foods to obtain enough vitamin A (as preformed retinol), taurine, arachidonic acid, and vitamin B12. All of these, as well as choline, methionine, calcium, and other nutrients are typically added to commercial foods to ensure a complete and balanced food...Similarly, home-prepared diets with little or no meat require careful attention to these nutrients. Vegecat is designed to meet all these needs to official standards...

Ultimately, the proof is in the pudding. If cats could not utilize grains and other carbohydrates for much of their energy needs, they would not be able to live on typical supermarket pet foods, which are largely just that.

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natual Health for Dogs & Cats (4th ed.) p. 67 Tweet

Cat Basics

A cat’s nutritional needs can be met by a properly supplemented plant-based diet. The Vegecat™ supplement provides the nutrients cats require from non-animal sources, including: taurine, vitamin D2, (preformed retinol) vitamin A, and methionine (a building block of L-carnitine). The Vegecat™ recipes are carefully formulated to provide lysine (the other building block of L-carnitine), ample protein, essential fatty acids in the correct ratio, and all else necessary for a healthy cat. We do not recommend adjusting recipes without consulting an animal nutritionist.

Vegecat™ no longer contains the essential fatty acid Arachidonic Acid because the vegan source we’ve used in the past is not an approved ingredient for cat supplements (but is approved for human infant formula!). Arachidonic Acid needs to be supplemented if a cat is eating an entirely vegan diet. Please contact us to find out how to supplement Arachidonic Acid and to order.


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

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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%

View the Guaranteed Analysis per 1 gram.

Arginine: 40 mg, Lysine: 46 mg, Methionine: 29 mg, Calcium: 85 mg, Phosphorus: 23 mg, Potassium: 46 mg, Iron: 0.58 mg, Copper: 0.035 mg, Zinc: 0.5 mg, Iodine: 0.01 mg, Selenium: 0.00486 mg, Vitamin A: 70 IU, Vitamin D2: 9.3 IU, Vitamin E: 0.86 IU, Riboflavin: 0.055 mg, Vitamin B12: 0.00066 mg, Choline: 28.51 mg, Taurine: 36mg



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