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Gourmet Maximum Life Formula now contains Organic Soybean oil and Soybeans

Evolution Diet recently updated their best-selling Gourmet Maximum life formula - Maximum Life is now not only non-GMO, but it also contains organic ingredients: Organic Soy Beans Organic Soybean Oil   Maximum Life is now lighter in color and smells slightly differently. With this change we recommend transitioning to the new Maximum Life formula gradually. We advise mixing the old food with the updated formula using 2 : 1 ratio (2 parts of old food to 1 part new Max Life). Then gradually replacing all the old food with the new Max Life. You may also consider adding pNooch (nutritional yeast for pets) for cheesy flavour pNooch We welcome any question at support@vecado.ca --- More Information about Maximum Life What makes...

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Veterinarian Dr. Sarah Dodd on Vegan Dog Nutrition

Is Vegan Food Healthy for My Dog? This is perhaps the most common question concerned guardians ask when discussing plant-based food for their dog. It is understandable too. Although our values and motivations play an important role in choosing a vegan food, we also want to be certain that it will be healthy for our companion animals. Let us examine this topic in more detail.

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DCM and grain-free diets: issue with meat-based dog food?

Recently, FDA issued a statement about a potential association between DCM and grain-free diets that contain legumes. In their statement, they caution dog guardians against feeding these diets to their dogs. Upon careful review of the report and other literature, we can see that the report is biased and contains several 'confounding factors'. These factors include small sample size, environmental factors and sampling bias. Furthermore, the reported DCM cases are connected with specific commercial brands and we should not generalize these findings to all dog foods. FDA report U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement in 2019 about a potential association between certain dog foods and a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In their statement, the FDA implicated specific ingredients,...

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Cats SHOULD be Veganized – Len Goldberg interview Founder of Vecado Mikhail Goussev

Mikhail Goussev, the founder of Vecado Plant-Based Pet Foods, spoke with Len Goldberg on the topic of plant-based cat diet on June 9, 2020. Check out our live stream video and below excerpts from the interview, where you will find answers to common questions on the topic. Len Goldberg:  Mikhail is the owner of Vecado – a long running vegan company which specializes in distributing vegan food for dogs and cats. Lets start with asking Mikhail the most basic question that people have on their minds regarding the topic. Cats are carnivores, so why would anyone suggest that we would not be feeding them conventional food, comprised of fish and chickens? And instead would be feeding them plants?  Mikhail Goussev: ...

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Antioxidants – important components of your dog and cat’s diet

What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are natural compounds that inhibit oxidation – a chemical reaction that damages cells and contributes to development of several chronic diseases in dogs, cats and humans.  While some antioxidants (such as ‘antioxidant enzymes’) can be produced in the body, other types must be added in dietary form. These include vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lutein and selenium. Why are they important? Antioxidants are important because they fight and neutralize free radicals – highly reactive, unstable molecules that damage cell membranes, enzymes and even DNA. Activity of free radicals leads to cell mutation and causes new cells to grow erroneously. For this reason, these molecules play a role in development of several chronic illnesses and premature aging in...

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