I understand what you mean, but then why not keep pigs and slaughter dogs? Vegecat KibbleMix was found to be deficient in methionine, taurine, arachidonic acid, and pyroxidine. Domesticated cats’ ancestors were desert-dwelling predators, whose diets consisted of lizards, snakes, birds, rodents, and even some protein-containing insects. Nov 06, at am. What’s clear is that research in this area is limited.
Maggie, it turned out, was probably rather less excitable about her meal than a large number of internet users who responded to the post. Nature finding a way. Quite simply put: if you are feeding your cat anything but meat, you are a navel gazing moron.
When considering cat health, environment is a key factor too. They have specific nutrient needs that can only be supplied through the ingestion of animal meat. I would think this is a big step forward for vegan cat owners. Exercise is a huge factor in health too. Of course, it would be even worse to do so if you had other animals killed to facilitate the diet of that animal, wouldn’t it? Leave the poor cat out of it. Veggie and Healthy? I am growing to be quite confused on this opinion, since that simply is not how ethics work.
I would consider it animal cruelty. Cats, like all other species, have very specific nutrient needs. You can supplement your cat’s diet with synthetic taurine through your vet, or through the purchase of special cat foods and treats. Ordinarily they’d retrieve this essential acid through a meat based diet. Bags of Wild Earth pet treats. The comparison does raise a key point in this debate, though: Feeding a dog an omnivore a plant-based vegan diet is not much of an experiment, and can be highly beneficial — particularly for dogs with arthritis and heart problems. If every cat owner in Australia fed wild kangaroo meat, our kangaroo population would be decimated quickly.