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Do Not Feed Cats a Vegetarian Diet

I was browsing some blogs, and I came across an article that talked about a cat on a diet. As I read it, I wholeheartedly disagreed with one aspect of it. I tried to leave a comment, but had issues and could not comment. So, I had to write about it quickly.

It’s something I have written about before. If you clicked the link above and read the article, you would have noticed the first bullet point that says, “Vegetarian diet – as many people embraced a vegetarian lifestyle, they would want their cats to eat a plant-based diet too. By nature, cats are not herbivores but they may readily accept a vegetarian meal if it was prepared properly. With no concrete studies to the benefits of a plant-based diet on pets, this will simply be a matter of the owner’s personal preference.”

The only thing I agree with about this paragraph is that cats are not herbivores. Sure, they may accept a vegetarian diet, if forced upon them, but the author goes on to say that this will be a matter of the owner’s preference.

Now, I have written about this before. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they must eat meat to get the nutrients they need to survive and live a healthy life. Read what I have written about why to make sure your cat gets meat.

If you want your cat to be healthy, they need to eat meat. I just had to write about this again because I still find articles like the one I just found that may lead people to feed their cats a vegetarian diet. I want to do my part to make sure all cat owners feed their cats meat. All dry kibble cat food will have meat in the diet.

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