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  1. Alfredo Kuba (reply)

    February 8, 2013 at 18:41

    Hello Mr. McDonald I am writing pertaining to Vegan cats. I have been feeding my cats Evolution Diet Kibble Moistened food successfully for 22 years now. I started in 1991 when we rescued a 6 week old tabby that was abandoned and who we named Mussi. Mussi inexplicably developed diabetes at just one year old, I was shocked to learn this and I started to research the possible causes of his condition and the primary culprit turned out to be commercial pet food. I thought I was feeding my kitty “healthy” food boy was I wrong. Like most people, I fell under the spell of the commercial pet food advertising campaigns and didn’t question it. I was shocked to find that all commercial pet food companies profit by disposing of toxins and poisons from the slaughterhouse and other industries and adding it on pet food as fillers and additives causing sickness and deaths of millions of pets annually. I searched for alternative foods free of toxins and found at that time two feline food products that met all the nutrient requirements for cats. One food is http://www.VegePet.com and the other is Evolution Diet http://www.evolutiondietstore.com I started using evolution diet on Mussi and his diabetes reversed completely in about 4 months. This was nothing less than miraculous because the veterinarian told me that Mussi will be diabetic for life!

    After this experience that threatened the health and life of my loving Mussi and being completely cured from a disease that was clearly caused by the commercial pet food, I never looked back.

    Mussi was cured and never developed diabetes again with the vegan formula from Evolution Diet.

    I only rescue FIV’s and all love and thrive on Evolution Diet Kibble Moistened food.

    Finally I will say to those who say that cats are carnivorous which they are, that giving them a vegan food that it is complete in nutrients and it does not have any toxicity is by far much better than any commercial pet food out there.

    I also feel good knowing that I am not poisoning my cats and also I do not support the slaughterhouse, animal killer industry.

    Lastly, we need to remember that even though cats are carnivorous, like all animals they adapt and also cats are not really a part of nature but rather animals that humans bred and created to exploit, so introducing cats outdoors is not a good idea at all because they kill native species and cause tremendous damage.

    It is best to have your cats indoors and feed them a vegan diet free of all the poisons the commercial pet food companies have.

    • Ian McDonald (reply)

      February 11, 2013 at 15:42

      Hi Alfredo,

      Thank you for your comment, and I”m glad that Mussi is doing well.

      There’s some discussion of the use of slaughterhouse waste in pet food lined up for the next show.

      The accusation that “toxins and poisons from the slaughterhouse and other industries” are added to pet food isn’t currently something I’m planning to include in the show. If you’d like to be really specific about what you mean, with reliable sources, then I’d be very interested to take a look.

      Mussi’s recovery from diabetes sounds really interesting, but I’ve got a couple of questions. If he was “completed cured” in 1991, why did Alternet report Mussi needing Insulin in 2004?. I’m also not clear what he ate, as Alternet also report you feeding him homecooked meals with Vegecat. And would it be okay to confirm details with the vet who treated Mussi in 1991?


      Ian (or, if you prefer to be formal, Dr McDonald)

    • Niti Arora (reply)

      May 1, 2014 at 13:42

      Dear Kuba,

      I am trying to switch my cats to vegan diet. Is there by any chance I could call /email you to talk more about this.

      Thanks, I really appreciate your post on this

      • Ian McDonald

        May 2, 2014 at 14:25

        Alfredo Kuba hasn’t replied to my questions in 14 months, so I’m not optimistic you’ll get a reply from him. I should also point out that my questions are partly about major contradictions in the accounts he’s ostensibly given different outlets.

        Andrew Knight is a vegan veterinarian who advocates a vegan diet for cats: you can hear his advice in this show and the next, and have a look at his website VegePets.info.

      • Grainne OCarroll

        November 22, 2014 at 23:29

        Hi Niti,

        If you are on FB, you should check out the Vegan Cat group https://www.facebook.com/groups/126322004672/. There are 1,500 members.

        My 8 cats have been vegan for 3 years. I use mainly Benevo dry with a bit of Ami dry, and recently Evolution canned as a treat.


      • Alfredo Kuba

        July 19, 2015 at 16:15

        Hi Niti, you can contact me via phone (650) 965-8705

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