We often hear the opinion that due to their physiological differences cats, unlike dogs, cannot be successfully maintained on a plant-based diet.
Let’s look at the most frequently cited reasons:
It is true that cats and dogs are different in many ways. However, high-quality plant-based food takes all these differences into account and includes all the necessary nutrients cats & dogs require.
For example, all cats need taurine from their diet. So while plant-based CAT food must have taurine, plant-based DOG food does not necessarily need it as most dogs are able to synthesize taurine on their own. There are certain breeds that have difficulty generating taurine on their own, and so it should be supplemented as well.
At Evolution Diet our products are supplemented with taurine and meet AAFCO/NRC pet food standards.If you have any question, you are welcome to write it down in the comments or to contact us through the contact form.