Sunday, August 19, 2012

Vegetarian Cats?

By: Sophia Yin, DVM Several owners have asked me a question that goes something like this: “I’m a vegetarian and a cat lover. Are there any vegetarian diets that I can buy or make for my cat?”

The question is sometimes one of moral values for the human, but for animals, it’s one of nature. Herbivores such as rabbits and horses eat plants and cannot digest meat well. Omnivores such as humans and dogs can eat both meat and vegetables. Carnivores, such as cats, need meat. It’s their main source of protein and they can’t be on an all-vegetable diet if they’re planning to live for very long. Read the entire article

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