My mother fed her cats vegan for awhile, but honestly I didn't trust the supplier....So little is known about feline nutrition requirements (compared to human), so I'm not convinced that vegan cat foods provide the optimal ratios of everything a cat needs. That being said, vegan cat food can't be any worse for your animal than getting cheap store crap like 9 Lives or Friskies or whatever.
Any chance you're talking about Evolution? I've been skeptical of them based off a few horror stories, but fwiw I don't necessarily trust those telling those horror stories either.
In any case, I used to feed my cats vegekit but now just use Evolution. We've tried amicat and that stuff is great, but at least at the time VE was having trouble keeping it stock and cats don't like their kibble changing.
Sorry about the supply issues, Chris - having to import Ami in all the way from Italy makes it challenging to never be out of some bag sizes at times, but we're hoping to change all that next year by doubling up on our supply. The main issue being, if Customs/FDA decides to scrutinize our freight shipment, they've been known to keep it sitting in a warehouse for weeks on end so that they can ask us to verify all the same infomation they already have on file (true gov't inefficiency and incompetence hard at work!
) That's why we're going to be restocking when we're sitting on twice as much food as normal, just to keep an ace up our sleeve for those times that our wonderous protective agencies seem to suffer some sort of brain fart that means detaining cat food for a month "for the safety of the general population"
I do recommend Ami and VegeCat supplements most of all - we always get the best feedback on those two brands, not that I have issues with Evolution Diet, just that they can't seem to stay on target with their kibble as they tweak the formula a few times every year, which seems to always make some cats go from loving it to hating it. If they'd just stay focused on one formulation (or, release a few versions if they seem to feel a need to have different formulas), we'd be good to go. I think that much of the issue people have with Evolution Diet is moreso on their dealings with the company, as they're not always easy to get info from (or, at least, get information that doesn't lead to a long rant from whoever is on the other end of the phone regarding something that's often off-topic).
We're hoping to eventually get the demand for Ami up enough to look at having production done here in the USA down the line as well. If that happens, not only will supply issues be a thing of the past, but we'll probably be able to lower the price by 20%, which certainly is a good thing
Finally, there's a new vegan kibble from Benevo that isn't available in the USA yet, but you can be sure we're working in bringing it in to be the first to offer it. In due time, we should be seeing more options come about!