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Though most vegetarians feed their pets meat or fish without flinching, some vegetarians abhor the idea of their animals eating other animals. "A vegetarian diet for your companion animal is ethically consistent with animal rights philos… more ›

Are Vegetarian Diets Safe for Cats?
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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

I'm sorry, while I'm a vegetarian, I think it's completely wrong to feed your cat a vegetarian diet. Dogs you can do this with easier (although I wouldn't recommend it) than with cats. Just look at their teeth! Again, there's a very good reason why the "e" in PeTA is in lowercase! They're hypocrites!

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

NO! next!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

new news please how much more can we say

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
4 years ago

I'm now using the no grain diet and my cat looks great. Her coat never felt softer.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i think what ever is best for your individual pet

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

Well I have heard of a dog that lived longer because of a vegaterian diet and a cat who lived to be 40 years old that had also eaten a vegiterian diet. The dog lived to be 20 years old.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

if our cats and dogs were not ment to eat meat they would not have canine teeth!

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Mirabeau
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Mirabeau
4 years ago

PETA. ASPCA & HSUS need to butt out of not only what is fed to the animals,. cats are true carnivores & are not vegetarians. Canine on a raw diet even a full prey drive diet are healthier by far than most. Animal Rights groups are only stealing the publics money form ignorance & advertising. If they applied all the funds they spen on advertising, to local shelters, then local rescues & shelters would be able to help more. A good clean kibble or a local Raw diet is 100% superier to any of the national organizations, If they had they way your vets would all be bought off by them., bad enough allot of politicians are.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i agree to a point. the raw food diet can give them paricites that cooking can kill off

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Momba
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Momba
4 years ago

It isn't natural for cats not to eat meat. Anyone have a good recipe for southern fried mouse?

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i agree that it is not natural for cats and dogs not to eat meat but southern fried mouse. hmmm is FRIED cuties good for them either

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i believe that if humans, cats and dogs and most animals have cainine teeth for a reason. if they were not ment to eat meat they would not have them

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

I think you have to do what you think is best for your pet. Until a vegetarian diet is proved healthy for your pet, you shouldn't do it.

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I agree. I have seen nothing that convinces me vegetarian is best for my pets.

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

it's hypocrisy in the making. if anyone suggested switching an herbivore to a carnivorous diet, everyone would be outraged and those extremist vegans and veg-heads would call biology and natural diet to the stands in their defense. but when it's turned around and against their moral agenda, suddenly it's alright to defy their dietary needs?

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

Excellent point! I cannot see giving my cats and dogs a vegetarian diet when they are meant to have meat in their diets.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i agree. if it is the healthest way then give them meat. if your beliefs say no then don't get the animal. we must do what is right for them

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

That's right! Providing an inproper diet amounts to "cruelty toward animals".

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

good one mz. if we want to go veggie we have a chice. our animals do not. they must eat what we feed them

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Kitty W.
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Kitty W.
4 years ago

I'd never make my pets vegetarians. To me, the whole "meat" thing for animals is whatevs. If I ever became vegetarian, I most definetely wouldn't make them vegetarians too.

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

cheers to that. my animals will make me a meat eater again before i'd ever risk their health.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

jill and princess i agree with both of you. if you don't want to feen meat get fish

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

good one kitty

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

PeTA is evil...& hypocritical...While I'm a vegetarian, feeding your cats & dogs a purely vegetarian diet that is not vet recommended is very risky, particularly for cats!

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Abigail17
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Abigail17
4 years ago

I totally agree. Only feeding your cat a vegetarian diet could really harm their health. Why would you do that to your beloved pet!

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I am not a fan of PETA either. I can understand not wanting to test products on animals, but I honestly don't see how you can avoid trying/testing foods that are meant for animals on animals. They are just too extreme for me.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i agree peta has some very strange ideas and they kill animals too

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
4 years ago

I chose to become a vegetarian, but I don't impose my beliefs on any member of my family, including my pets.

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

i won't make my pets eat a veggie diet, but i will make snide remarks behind their backs =)

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Momba
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Momba
4 years ago

That's a really good, common sense way to look at the issue. Good for you!

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

i can't see a veggie diet being healthy for any carnivore, or those who's diets are dominated by meat. i understand not wanting to put money into the factory farm killing machine, but there are alternatives to that.

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
4 years ago

I agree. We can supplement the protein in our diets with other foods and vitamins, but animals can't. I don't think Suzy would go for it anyway - I bought her some Chef Michael's dry and she picks out the meat and leaves the peas and other veggies!

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Ddenhardt
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Ddenhardt
4 years ago

Really? The experts are split?!? It seems to me that most feline experts these days are saying that since cats are obligate carnivores, they should be fed a more "mouse-in-a-can" diet. Check out this great article by Dr. Fern Crist about cat diet: consciouscat.net/2010/04/28/some-startling-new-thoughts-on-cats-and-hairballs/

Or check out this site for more information about cat nutrition: feline-nutrition.org/

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

There was a person on animal planet years ago and he only fed his dog a vegitairian diet it's entire life it actcually lived longer than most dogs there was a cat were the owner did the same thing and the cat lived to be 40 years old. I don't know how healthy it is to give a dog or a cat or any animal that matter a vegiterian diet if the animal is spose to eat meat. All I know is that you are not spose to give a cat a diet of just plain cooked white rice some woman on animal cops did that and she had about 200 cats they took all the cats away from her from that diet of rice some of them had died and others were extremely ill from only having rice to eat for such a long time. The woman was sited for animal cruelty and for hoarding cats but she was not arrestted cause she was not all there in the head and did not understand.

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

The experts' consensus seems to be that cats are carnivores and, therefore, require a meat-diet. I think it is selfish as well as harmful for anyone to try to turn a cat into a vegetarian!!!!

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

CATS WANT MEAT! CATS WANT MEAT! CATS WANT MEAT!

MICE ARE MEAT! MICE ARE MEAT! MICE ARE MEAT! ^^

CATS WANT MICE! CATS WANT MICE!

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Stephanie
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Stephanie
4 years ago

Well said! Cats need meat in their diet.

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

guess that's case closed for the zoo-jury. next!

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