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TV Vet Claims Vegan Diet For Pets Is “Incredibly Dangerous”

by | June 24, 2020

TV vet Dr Scott Miller has told viewers of a popular UK television show that feeding dogs and cats a vegan diet is “incredibly dangerous.”

Miller made the controversial claim on This Morning yesterday during a video call with the shows presenters — Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

“Incredibly Dangerous”

“We completely respect the ethics of people who want to be vegans themselves,” said Miller, “it makes a lot of sense for the impact of the planet but what we have to appreciate is we have to put the health of our pets first.”

“When you think about a dog or a cat, you have to break it down to what kind of animal are they, dogs can eat meat and vegetables whereas cats can only eat meat,” he added.

“It can be incredibly dangerous.”

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There are several brands of commercially available plant-based pet food (Glenkar/Shutterstock.com)

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Vegan Diet For Pets

Despite the existence of a wide range of nutritionally complete plant-based pet foods, some vets still insist dogs and cats must eat other animals.

A review into nutritional studies for pets published in the journal Animals found that there is “no significant difference” between a vegan diet for pets and one that includes meat.

“Survive And Indeed Thrive”

“A growing body of evidence appears to indicate that dogs and cats can survive, and indeed thrive, on nutritionally-sound vegetarian and vegan diets,” said Andrew Knight and Madelaine Leitsberger, the authors of the review.

Do you feed your furry friends plant-based food? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

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