The very latest published paper from January 2023 reads very positively about the systematic review of last year’s papers on vegan pet food diets. There was the concern about bias in the previous studies on vegan diets as the results were taken from owner replies.
This is the latest research published in January 2023 in Veterinary Sciences University of Adelaide. They have brought together the health findings from the 16 recent studies on dogs and cats fed vegan diets.
They concentrated specifically on this fact that – “Much of these data were acquired from guardians via survey-type studies, but these can be subject to selection biases, as well as subjectivity around the outcomes.” ie they had to look at the results subjectively as the answers came from vegan owners themselves who were so passionate about the diet and wanting every result to be positive.
This latest published paper from Australia and Mexico is therefore even more important as they had to conclude from all the evidence that –
Domínguez-Oliva et al. (2023) concluded, “there was no overwhelming evidence of adverse effects arising from use of [vegan pet food] and there was some evidence of benefits. … Much of these data were acquired from guardians via survey-type studies, but these can be subject to selection biases, as well as subjectivity around the outcomes. However, these beneficial findings were relatively consistent across several studies and should, therefore, not be disregarded.”
They advised, “… if guardians wish to feed their companion animals vegan diets, a cautious approach should be taken using commercially produced diets which have been formulated considering the nutritional needs of the target species.” [ie. that are nutritionally-sound].
How very positive saying that “there was no overwhelming evidence of adverse effects arising from the use of vegan pet food and there was some evidence of benefits.”
Please watch this Youtube video that explains about the latest study in the perfect way
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