I found out that there is actually a vegan cat food called vegecats. I am extremely skeptical of their claims that it includes all of the nutrients an obligate carnivore like cats require. What do you think? Is it possible this food is actually good for cats? Either way I don't plan on making any cat be a vegan because I understand they are natural predators. I am just curious whether this is legit.
It’s a supplement with a recipe book rather than a complete diet, and I do not recommend it in any way, and neither to any vegan vets I know. Nor to the Big Ears Animal Sanctuary, a vegan animal sanctuary in Tasmania that I know very well and support absolutely.
Your first clue that anything written about it is biased would be the implications that any diet with meat in it is inherently toxic. The second would be deceptive quoting of data to state average lifespan of vegetarian/vegan pets and to state the common causes of death of meat-fed pets, but to not compare apples to apples.
The absence of suitable feeding trials across at least 12 months is also concerning.
I really think the topic of vegan food for cats should be a non-issue. It should not be being done, and I’m very hard-line on that professional opinion. You either take responsibility for the carnivore directly under your care and feed it the best nutrition you can, even if that involves parts of farmed animals whose fate and welfare you have no influence over, or you don’t keep a carnivore.