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Prevention of pet cancers, blocked urethras, food poisoning, arthritis, etc. through vegan and vegetarian diet
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Prevention of pet cancers, blocked urethras, food poisoning, arthritis, etc. through vegan and vegetarian diet

dog and cat cancer.. prevent them

prevent dog and cat cancers.. eliminate meat and fish .. and in
the case of dogs, all animal products

Why Are Dog and Cat Cancers On The Rise?

1. Slaughterhouse inspection line speed doubled during the Reagan
years. Many cancer ridden animals got through. Those who did
not.. were forbidden for human consumption and put in pet food.

2. Animals killed at shelters are often taken to rendering plants
from which they are put into pet food.
Rendering plants also expose
dogs and cats to Mad Cow, Mad Pig, Mad Fish, Mad Chicken, Mad
Deer etc.

Dog Food May Carry "Mad Cow Disease"

May 26, 2003
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that a Canadian cow that tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as mad cow disease) may have been used to manufacture dry dog food, some of which was reported to have been shipped to the United States.

The Canadian government prevented the BSE positive cow from being processed for human food.

3. The European Union has banned the practice of putting female hormones,
carcinogens, in the food of cows,
sheep, pigs etc. However the US government has not.

4. There are many more carcinogens (cancer causing agents)
in the environment. Factory farms and feedlots dump trillions of gallons
of urine and feces into the water systems of the planet.

5. The hazards of Antibiotics injected into 'food' animals
are not known.
from a veterinarian

What do pets get from meat and fish diets:

food poisoning
blocked urethras
kidney failure
cancer: several kinds
heart disease
clogged arteries
arthritis etc etc

What's in meat:
Blood, trioxypurine, adrenalin, cholesterol, prions, fecal matter,
colon bacteria, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, insecticides, female
hormones, Antibiotics , mercury, arsenic, chromium, polychlorinated
biphenols, no vitamin C, no natural bulk, senility, sterility,
cancer, anthrax, lead, Mad Cow, Mad Pig,Mad Deer, impotence, fly
dung, smallpox, tularemia, Alzheimer's, alcoholism, addiction

Veterinarian Andrew Knight gives a different list:

The health hazards of commercial meat-based pet foods are extensive, and difficult to avoid. They may include slaughterhouse waste products; 4-D meat (from dead, dying, diseased or disabled animals); old or spoiled supermarket meat; large numbers of rendered dogs and cats from animal shelters; old restaurant grease, complete with high concentrations of dangerous free radicals and trans fatty acids; damaged or spoiled fish, complete with dangerous levels of mercury, PCBs and other toxins; pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, viruses, fungi and prions, and their associated endotoxins and mycotoxins; hormone and Antibiotic residues; and dangerous preservatives . The combined results are rendered so delicious to cats and dogs by the addition of digest - a soup of partially dissolved chicken entrails - that more than 95 % of companion animals subsist primarily on commercial meat-based diets

Fish are at the top of the ocean food chain and concentrate arsenic,
chromium, mercury, pcb's, pvc's, pbb's, lead, and tens of thousands
of other toxins dumped into the ocean. Rachel Carson wrote
that fish flesh concentrates poisons at rates of 100 to 1000 times
the concentration in the seawater or lakewater.


Factory farmed fish are being fed bone meal, which causes
piscean spongiform encephalopathy or Mad Fish Disease

Prions are so contagious that gardeners, Japanese, British
and others have gotten Mad Cow from contact with bone
meal put on their roses.

Prions are ending up in the ocean as well.


Japan, Korea, Chile, and other heavy fish consumers are in the
top 5 in stomach cancer, an excruciating disease.

The natural life expectancy of a dog or cat is sometimes double
or triple what the average dog or cat lives..
Vegetarian dogs and cats live into their 20's

Vegan cats love veggieburgers, and soycheeses. Every one
is different.


A diet heavy in fish or meat has high levels of trioxypurine or uric
acid which block the urethras of cats and dogs and cause kidney problems.


A group of hundreds of MD's recommend vegan diet for dogs, and
even for cats.

More and more corporations are turning to vegan pet food

a. to prevent legal liability
b. to save money
c. because vegan diet for pets is healthier, kinder, and better
for the environment



Unsurprisingly, diseases described in the scientific literature following long-term maintenance of cats and dogs on commercial meat-based diets include kidney, liver, heart, neurologic, eye, muscoloskeletal and skin diseases, bleeding disorders, birth defects, immunocompromisation and infectious diseases. As a practicing veterinarian I agree that so-called degenerative diseases such as cancer, kidney, liver and heart failure are far more common than they should be, and that many are likely to be exacerbated or directly caused by the numerous hazardous ingredients of commercial meat-based cat and dog diets.

On the other hand, studies and numerous case reports have shown that nutritionally sound vegetarian companion animal diets appear to be associated with the following health benefits: increased overall health and vitality, decreased incidences of cancer, infections, hypothyroidism, ecto parasites (fleas, ticks, lice and mites), improved coat condition, allergy control, weight control, Arthritis regression, diabetes regression and cataract resolution.

Although reports of animals that have been harmed by nutritionally inadequate vegetarian (and meat-based) diets do exist, these are of little scientific relevance to an examination of the viability of nutritionally sound vegetarian diets. There is no scientific reason why a diet comprised only of plant, mineral and synthetically-based ingredients cannot be formulated to meet all of the palatability, nutritional and bioavailability needs of the species for which they are intended. In fact, several commercially-available vegan (no animal product) pet diets claim to do so, and have jointly supported a healthy population of thousands of vegan cats, dogs and ferrets (who are also naturally carnivorous) for many years.

The number of people who have become vegetarian for the sake of the animals, the environment, or their health, is very large (see
if you're still unconvinced of the merits of vegetarianism for you and the world around you). The amount of good this has done is barely calculable. Yet most of these caring people nevertheless continue to feed their companion animals meat-based diets, in many cases causing as much harm as if they themselves ate meat (the average medium-sized dog or three cats consumes roughly the same quantity of meat as a human). They choose to do so out of fear of adverse health consequences of vegetarian companion animal diets, and ignorance of how these might be avoided.

was created to assist animal guardians, animal carers and veterinary personnel who wish to gain a sounder understanding of the health and nutritional issues associated with meat-based and vegetarian companion animal diets. Included are advice on transitioning to vegetarian pet food; on safeguarding the health of companion animals - particularly cats; on links to suppliers of vegetarian pet foods and nutritional supplements; and all the essential scientific and anecdotal information I've been able to locate on this topic after extensively searching the biomedical literature, and reading the main books in the field. Please email me if you learn of a new scientific study of animals maintained on nutritionally complete and balanced vegetarian or commercial meat-based diets. Thank you, and enjoy the site!

Stop press!!! The first study of the long-term health status of cats maintained on a nutritionally sound vegan diet has now been completed. We enthusiastically await its publication in a veterinary journal in 2005-2006, and will upload the results once they become available. Learn more about this very important new study at:

Are you able to help publicise
by providing a link via the attached banner,
or by distributing the attached leaflet? Thank you!


James Peden, author of Vegetarian Cats & Dogs, literally spent months researching numerous invaluable references for the articles on this website. I am particularly grateful to James, and also to Jed Gillen, author of Obligate Carnivore, for their invaluable assistance.

For all animals,

Dr. Andrew Knight

Animal Advocate and Veterinarian

* "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," (Ann Martin, article): "The pet food industry -- a billion-dollar, unregulated operation -- feeds on the garbage that otherwise would wind up in landfills or be transformed into fertilizer. The hidden ingredients in a can of commercial pet food may include roadkill and the rendered remains of cats and dogs. The pet food industry claims that its products constitute a "complete and balanced diet" but, in reality, commercial pet food is unfit for human or animal consumption."
* "What's Really in Pet Food," (Animal Protection Institute): "What most consumers don't know is that the pet food industry is an extension of the human food and agriculture industries. Pet food provides a market for slaughterhouse offal, grains considered "unfit for human consumption," and similar waste products to be turned into profit. This waste includes intestines, udders, esophagi, and possibly diseased and cancerous animal parts." [excellent, detailed, good starting point]

K.S. HOARE: Cats and dogs are forced through eating food containing
dogs and cats from shelters.. to be cannibals. This is the process
by which Mad Cow Disease started.

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