Information about plant-based pet foods

Are you considering plant-based foods for your furry four-legged friends? This is a great choice.

We put together a few facts about plant-based food that you may not have known:

1. Your pet can obtain all the required nutrients from plant-based sources.

Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is a non-profit that sets the standard for required levels of nutrients in pet food in North America.

Evolution Diet meets the AAFCO requirements for all life stages. Ami pet food (Italian brand) meets FEDIAF requirements (European authority on pet food)

In particular, Evolution Diet has:

  • 30% guaranteed minimum protein content
  • all essential amino acids, including taurine, L-carnitine and L-lysine
  • all the minerals and vitamins needed to ensure the optimal health of your cat or dog

Some people argue that dogs and cats require meat to survive and thrive. While it is true that in nature these animals would consume meat, our modern technologies allow us to obtain the necessary nutrients from plant-based sources and combine them to produce food that is digestible, safe and healthy for our pets.

Read more about plant-based food for dogs or for cats.

2. Dogs and cats do well on plant-based diet.

Our customers, as well as many people around the world, have fed kittens and puppies, active adult animals, and senior animals plant-based food with success. You can read some of the testimonials here, and even more here.

We also know that animals do well on this diet in the long term. Evolution Diet products have been available for over 20 years, and Ami pet food – for over 10 years. In 2002, Guinness Book of World Records registered Bramble, a 27 year old border collie, as the oldest living dog. Bramble was vegan and ate a diet of rice, lentils and vegetables, showing everyone that meat is not a requirement for a long healthy life.

3. You help save animals and the planet by feeding your pet a plant-based diet.

As a vegan, we know you deeply care about leading a cruelty-free lifestyle. If you would like more information about the safety of vegan pet food, please contact us. We started bringing vegan pet food to Canada because we care about the well-being of animals, both the ones that live on farms and the ones in our homes. We asked a lot of questions about how this pet food works, too, and we are happy to share what we learned.

Try our $8 sample pack to see how your pet likes this food:


If you are a first time Toronto customer, you can get free shipping on orders over $50. Use the code VeganPetsTO at checkout.

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