Hi everyone! We've been recently transitioning our 2 year old cat to a 100% vegan diet using Evolution Kibble. We're at 50% now! And it's going great!
We've tried all sorts of other brands, but this is the only one he's taken too. I'm SO grateful — as I was worried that our little picky guy wouldn't ever make the switch — so I went on Evolution's Facebook to thank them and post a positive review. I was shocked by the negative reviews from people who admitted they had never even tried the product. There are SO many negative posts that they actually outweigh the positive ones! :(
(And YES, I actually read through them all!)
A sample "1 star review" a.k.a NOT A REAL REVIEW towards Evolution:
I'm surprised this company is still running, with their horrible products (Dogs, cats, and ferrets can not live long, healthy lives on a only vegan diet) and absolutely disgusting responses to people that have concerns with their products. Terrible business practice and a danger to animals, this company is a "ugly disgusting piece of animal killing scum."
Evolution also admits that they are seriously considering ceasing their Vegan Ferret product simply because of all the negative criticism! :(
So to all my fellow vegans, I'm wondering if we can help them out? While Evolution does have very positive reviews elsewhere online, it's hard to compete with the impact of Facebook (positive or negative). If ANYONE has tried Evolution Pet food and had a positive experience, I know they would really appreciate a positive review from you!!
FYI, I do not work for them. I just hate seeing an ethical vegan company bullied like this :(
Here's the Facebook link if anyone is interested!
Thank you for your time!!
that's nice of you, eva, to want to help them out.
we fed some of our cats (and dogs) evolution for many years and things seemed to be fine. however, we much prefer ami and were not too thrilled with the 'denial' response they gave to the deficiency ratings that showed up in a 2004 analysis:
so though we've had some good dealings with eric weissman in the past and do think his company has helped the vegan pet food movement in the past, we are more committed to ami and also james peden's hoana.
Thank you so much for the response! I had no idea about that nutritional comparison study — thank you so much for sharing! Super interesting! It's always disappointing when brands don't handle things gracefully. That could of been a great opportunity for them to apologize and up their game. I'm curious if they've adjusted their formula since then. They're based right here in Minneapolis where I live so I'll ask :)
Originally we tried Ami (it has such great ratings after all!) but he wouldn't touch the stuff! :( And we also have some VegeCat Phi — we tried mixing that with sweet potatoes and tofu though and combining it with some of his previous pet food — while he did try it, he wasn't super excited about it. Maybe we should try making the kibble or ordering it pre-made online next :)
Is that what you've had success with? Baking your own using the VegeCat mix?
Again I really appreciate you sharing your insights!
most of our cats (we've had about 10 over the past 14 yrs, if recall correctly) loved the hoana, but our last two graphite and coal (our oldest is carbon, so you can see there is a logical chemical pattern here ... actually you may enjoy reading about some of our cats in the oh-ohs) won't eat anything other than the ami kibbles.
cats often get really 'attached' to a certain food and often have difficulty changing, sometimes to the effect they may even get allergic reactions, i've heard. what we do is give these two the ami and sprinkle in the vegphi once a day. we probably don't need to do this because ami is quite complete, but i think it likely helps and the cats seem fine with it.
you can make your own kibbles, but we found that our cats didn't really go for it ... except the two oh-ohs, but they liked eating the raw dough! i asked peden about this and he didn't think it would be too easy to digest, so i rarely make the stuff.
some cats like variety in food, others just don't. so diet inclinations tends to be a very individual thing just as it is with humans.