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Owners show interest in vegan diets for their pets

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By Josh Loeb

Only a very small minority of dogs and cats are currently fed an exclusively vegan diet. However, around one in three owners say they may be willing to consider switching to a vegan diet for their pet in the future.

An online survey of more than 3600 dog and cat owners – predominantly inhabitants of English-speaking countries – found 1.6 per cent of dogs and 0.7 per cent of cats are fed a wholly vegan diet at present.

The research, ‘Plant-based (vegan) diets for pets: A survey of pet owner attitudes and feeding practices’, published in the journal Plos One, found 35 per cent …

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