Stop the sale of Vegan Dog and Cat food

Stop the sale of Vegan Dog and Cat food

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Zack Victor started this petition to PetSmart and

Stop the sale of Vegan Dog and Cat food. Many studies prove these diets are harmful, cruel, and damaging to the pet's health and lifestyle. It is animal cruelty. If you want a vegan pet, do not get a dog or cat. Some of these brands that falsely claim that dogs and cats can be vegan are; Halo, Natural Balance, Pet Guard, and Wild Earth.

We do not want to promote the sale and abuse of animals by vegans who are getting false claims from these brands that they are safe and that cats and dogs can be vegan, which they cannot.

In 2013 a kitten nearly died of being on vegan diet from their owners until the cat was fed an appropriate meat balanced diet. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kitten-vegan-diet-nearly-dies_n_3644213

Dr. Susan Jeffrey claims that a vegan dog food diet is lacking in essential amino acids and can lead to heart problems in the future. Instead she recommends that dogs are fed an omnivorous diet. 

Dr. Weeth also adds that a vegan dog food diet and can increase the risk of bladder stones and change the appearance of the dogs fur and cause skin flakes, which is a bad sign in dogs. https://www.petmd.com/dog/can-dogs-thrive-vegan-diet

Dr. Lorie Huston points out that not all proteins are created equal and cats specifically need the proteins and amino acids from meat to survive and plant based proteins do not give them the requirements needed by a long shot. https://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/lorieahuston/2014/june/vegan-diets-cats-31822

PetSmart and Petco, as two of the biggest pet chain stores in the country we implore you to do the right thing and remove the same of vegan cat and dog food brands. By doing so it would be more difficult for animal abusers to get access to these cruel diets and also send a message that you support the side of vet-approved health and care.

Misc Sources:

https://www.aspca.org/news/why-cant-my-cat-be-vegan

 

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