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Feeding Cats a Vegetarian Diet: A Recipe for good Feline Health? — 12 Comments

  1. Keeping a pet is a responsibility to provide for ITS needs not your own personal agenda. Your cat is a meat eater. If you can’t handle that it isn’t the right pet for you.

  2. Bottom line, is that if I want my cats healthy and happy, they must have a meat based diet, even if I puke preparing their feeders every morning. I do that often.

    There are meats that I could never feed my cats because the thought, also, makes me want to puke; They include little lambs, bunnies, leaf eating deer, and duckies.

    That limits me to the cow, pig, and poultry range. None are really settling with me, but I have to do it.

    Happily, I’ve never seen a pig/ham based cat food. I presume that the fat content is too high. So, I pretty much stick to poultry since the 100+ cats that I feed won’t eat any beef based food at all.

  3. The creator/evil genius of PETA (people evilly torturing animals),
    Ingrid Newkirk ACTIVELY advocates converting cats to VEGAN diets.

  4. Thanks Jo.
    I can’t imagine feeding a strictly veggie diet to a cat although I am a pescetarian myself.
    It makes me crazy to see high end shelf products that have added peas or beets to their foods. Both of those veggies have little or no nutritional value. I see the cranberry added forms and agree that they are cranberries are exceptional antioxidants. But, if my cats won’t eat the product, what good is it?

    • So true, Dee.

      I have just switched Sir Hubble Pinkerton from an Rx food that he deeply loved- and getting him to eat has been a real issue until recently. Now that he is feeling better he won’t touch the Rx food which makes me very happy because he is eating a limited ingredient (only one protein in the food) Lamb or turkey but it has peas in it. I take every pea out of the can before I feed it to him. He doesn’t need vegetable protein. He loves these foods and we are all happy campers now!

  5. Good article Jo. I doesn’t surprise me that manufacturers make veggy cat food because they are selling it to people (the target is a person not a cat) and the veggy cat food will appeal to a segment of their client database who my dislike the idea of a meat based product.

      • I don’t get it either. If one cannot stomach feeding a cat species-appropriate diet, why not just get a rabbit? Rabbits are cute and need homes too.

        • Exactly, Kitty! I used to say, “Get a goldfish,” but then I found out that even GOLDFISH are carnivorous! 😉

          A recent study showed that most vegetarian diets for dogs and cats are deficient in at least one nutrient. The few vegan cats I’ve seen in veterinary practice were thin and sickly. Just don’t do it! Honor your cat’s spirit and feed what she needs!

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