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Old 01-05-2009, 09:12 PM   #1
Ed Haywood
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Vegan Cat

Last week my wife took the dog to the vet. The veterinarian was laughing really hard when she came in. Seems the previous customer was a vegan who wanted her cat to be a vegan too. She wanted nutrition advice on how to feed the cat a diet free of meat. The vet tried several times to explain that little kitty was just not evolved for that sort of diet, and that there was no way she knew of for a cat to remain healthy on a vegan diet.

Finally, came the money quote, where the upset customer exclaimed, "feeding animals to other animals is just not natural!"
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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Re: Vegan Cat

LOL, have you seen the varieties of cat food that have a bunch of greens and grains in them? I see them at TJ and Whole Foods a lot. It could almost make more sense for dogs but none for cats.

Dogs love cat food, but I've never see a cat be interested in dog food; err dry that is.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:14 AM   #3
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Re: Vegan Cat

Here in the UK there is an advert on tv for pet food (i can not remember if its dog or cat) that proudly announces it contains all your pet needs. One of the ingredients is rice. RICE!?!?! what that all about.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:26 AM   #4
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Re: Vegan Cat

rice was a typo.

Apparently the r should have be an m, but this wasn't picked up all the way through development, marketing and subsequent roll-out.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:27 AM   #5
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Re: Vegan Cat

One of our cats is completely apathetic towards food. Every morning we have to carry him to the food dish, or his brother will eat all his food. We've never seen him get interested in anything cats SHOULD eat (he does really like beer).

Until we got a free sample pack of "greenies" cat treats. He goes NUTS over these things. They aren't vegan (first ingredient is chicken), but they do have a lot of vegetable stuff in them. Go figure.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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Re: Vegan Cat

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"feeding animals to other animals is just not natural!"
She is right though, feeding animals isn't natural. Make the cat catch his own food.

I keep the compressed dirt around for when it is too cold for my cat to go outside. In summer the cat will often spend days outside, and when he comes in he isn't straight to the food dish, so he must be eating something out there. He is a lot healthier in summer as well on the natural diet.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:15 PM   #7
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Re: Vegan Cat

I'd be a lot happier with the cats catching their own food if they didn't leave the leftovers smeared all over the bathroom floor.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:02 PM   #8
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Re: Vegan Cat

some cats are crazy. have you seen this kitten go crazy for broccoli?

bizarre, but probably w/f safe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQi3q-Nf9wA

otoh, my cousin's kick me dog goes crazy for carrots. strange.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:41 PM   #9
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Re: Vegan Cat

Speaking of cat humor: dog vs cat diary (w/f/s except for one mild word)
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:07 PM   #10
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Re: Vegan Cat

Our cat has IBD or IVD, and she has to eat special food that contains a 'protein she's never had before'. Right now she eats the green peas and venison flavor, and it smells like rotten lettuce. It works though. When she eats other food she has explosive diarrhea, but with this stuff she has normal poops. She loves bread, olives, parmesan cheese and tuna, but refuses to eat chicken. Our outdoor cat prefers mice and birds to all other foods.
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