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I need some help. I have been vegan for about six months now. While browsing the web I discovered an american site that sold vegan cat food. FANTASTIC. However I was wondering does anybody know of any where in the UK? Mainly concerned about shipping costs, also if there was a shop actually local to me I could support it.

Has anyone converted their companion to a vegan diet? how did it go? any tips? My cat is 16 years old, not sure how she'll handle it.
 

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I know it's a contradiction for a vegan to buy ANY animal-based product, but please consider that cats are carnivores, and meat is their natural diet (in addition to everything else they much on, of coure LOL).

Also, at 16, I seriously advise againgst changing your Kitty's diet. She probably won't react well to it at her age.
 

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From what you have all said, I will continue with Whiskey's meat diet, and maybe rethink it if I ever get a kitten. Although I do think rehoming is a good option. So if i continue to feed whiskey meat cat food, where is the most 'animal' friendly place to buy from? I recently went on the 'PETA' website, and they had an article about they way they test certain 'pet' foods on animals first. It was not plesant reading. Follow the link below!

http://peta.org/feat/iams/index.html
 

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although if you feed a cat on a vegan diet it may feel the need and therefore kill the birds/mice and get the necessary meat (taurine, which im told they need) from that. at least then you are not promoting the meat industries, just nature, as nature intends cats to eat/hunt birds and mice! :p
 

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If you live in L.A., Centinela Feed is great. I don't know if they have other locations outside of L.A.

jsut wanted to mention, i used to work at centinella (about 6 years ago) i quit 'cause i didn't really like their policies, like 2 instances for example

1. one day this guy from the restaraunt next door brouhgt in a dog he had found running around in the street on his way into work , figureing taht surely a store supposedly for animals could at least look out for him until his people could be located (yes the dog had his tags), well the manager actually took the dog back out side and was like go , go on, and sent him back out to roam arround inthe street (busy street , too!)

2. then ther was when this homeless couple found a box of guine pigs someone had left outside the store...pretty much the same thing happened.

anyway, i was pretty much outraged and the reply i got was "it's store polocy".

i whish i would have done somthing about then .but, i don't know i guess i was just way too timid back then.. it'd sure be different now.

but, if you happen to be near van nuys discount pet food is wonderful!, they really do care about the animals, (i worked there after i left centinella) what a wonderful differance!
 

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I understand your concern about wanting to adapt the cat to a vegan diet, as you don't want to support the needless suffering of innocent animals.

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By switching the cat to a vegan diet, that will likely be what you will be doing anyway, much more locally. Unlike humans and dogs, cats are biologically carnivores, and despite our best efforts require a carnivorous diet or they will likely get sick and/or die. Seeing as how the animal is 16 years old, switching its diet at this point will be no less than traumatic, and borderline animal cruelty.
 

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I can't believe those vegan people who say that cats can't be vegan, that they are carnivorous and there is no other way. It's wrong.

Vegan cat food do exist, you can uy it already made on www.veggiepets.com a UK based company or you can make it with veggie cat supplement that contains the ingredients that cats needs and that cannot be found in veggies, like taurine and arachidonic acid (I am not sure how to spell it), two ingredients that are absolutely essential to cats, as well as B12, among other ingredients. You can order it from www.vegancats.com or Harbingers of a new age. My cat has been fed vegan for three years now (she is 5) and she is very fine. Look at the french web site:http://www.vegechat.org/galerie.html

her name is Cherry, she is the first black kitty on the page.

And remember, if we really want to live a vegan life, it is possible, never say it is impossible.
 
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