About the Vegekit™ Diet
Mass produced commercial foods have to add a long list of isolated vitamins and minerals to make up for the deficiencies found in the bulk of their food. With the Vegekit™ supplemented diet, your kitten will acquire most of the necessary nutrients from the fresh whole food that you supply, without the necessity of adding any animal products. The remaining nutritional requirements will be met by the Vegekit™ supplement.
The best time to begin the transition to solid food is around 4 weeks of age. During this time have a small amount of available. The kitten will automatically seek out the Vegekit™ supplemented food and gradually wean away from mother’s milk. Ideally they’ll continue to nurse, but the consumption of solid food during mid-lactation helps maintain the queen’s weight.
If you acquire an older kitten weaned onto a commercial formula, make a gradual transition to avoid digestive upsets. This is true for whenever a change in diet is desired. Mix a little of the new food into the old food and gradually change the proportions.
Gestating and lactating queens need the same formulation of food as that for kittens. Consumption is most critical during the start of lactation, when the queen eats about 2-3 times her normal amount.
Youth is the best time to introduce your feline companion to a lifelong diet of healthy fresh food, supplies as much as possible from whole foods.
All recipes include food yeast. We highly recommend using our VegeYeast, a brewer’s yeast more acidic than other food yeast.
Maintaining an acidic urine pH is important for kittens and 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 urinary health of your kitten. If you primarily feed dry kibble, it is best to add moisture to the diet. Pureed vegetables add moisture and additional vitamins and minerals. Veggies should be no more than 10% of the diet to ensure the protein requirement is met, but can be added to wet or dry food. Please see the recipe instruction brochure for more information.
For optimum health add enzymes to each meal. If we fed all raw food the addition of enzymes wouldn’t even be necessary, but recipes focus on legumes and grains which are cooked. We recommend Prozyme® Plus enzymes, available from us for convenience.
Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Bitartrate, Lysine, L-Methionine, Arginine, Dried Kelp, Ergocalciferol, Arachidonic Acid, Riboflavin, Zinc Oxide, d-alpha tocopherol acetate, Ferrous Fumarate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Copper amino acid chelate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min): 26%, Crude Fat (min): 3.4%, Crude Fiber (max): 0.5%, Moisture (max): 5%, Arginine (min): 4%, Lysine (min): 4.6%, Methionine (min): 4.1%, Calcium (min): 11%, Phosphorus (min): 5%, Potassium (min): 4.6%, Iron (min): 580 mg/kg, Copper (min): 35 mg/kg, Zinc (min): 500 mg/kg, Iodine (min): 35 mg/kg, Selenium (min): 4.86 mg/kg, Vitamin A (min): 100,000 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%
Suggested Supplemental Products