• Food for cats and dogs

    Profile photo of TogetherWeCanSaveThemAll

    Over a year ago

    Does anybody have their cats or dogs on a vegan/vegetarian diet? I know my pets aren\’t, but I just got to thinking maybe they could be.

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  • Profile photo of kissthevegan

    Over a year ago

    I have both of my fur babies (dogs) on VDog, which is cheaper and healthier for them. They have been on it for 3 mos. And are LOVING it! They are loosing belly fat and their fur is so silky and shiny! They are more energetic, and are happy. It also is reducing one of my dogs fatty cists. They are doing awesome!

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  • Profile photo of peppermintcherry

    Over a year ago

    @MaraJade If you feed the cats real meat, even if its scraps, there is no need to add taurine to the mix, its already present.

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  • Profile photo of frankieD

    Over a year ago

    Don’t take chances by feeding animals that eat meat only vegetables.

    Animals eat other animals in the wild and we can’t change the order of things. Even birds eat insects and when we die, animals (birds, rodents, and insects) eat our decayed remains. You can’t mess with the way things have been designed in God’s universe.

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  • Profile photo of MaraJade

    Over a year ago

    Note- cats can not be vegan. To try make them be is cruel and leads to them suffering health issues. Unlike dogs and people, cats are not omnivores. They are obligate carnivores. Plant based proteins require a longer digestive tract to break down. Cats do not have this kind of gi tract. They have a short one which is meant to break down meat and nothing else. “Vegan” cats are basically cats who are slowly starved to death. If you wish to feed them more humanely, it’s possible to make food for them out of meat that is typically thrown away. Ask a local butcher or taxidermist if you can have their scraps. Most will be happy to give them to you. Home made cat food requires you to add taurine to it. You will need to buy this from a vet. It’s about $50 a pail but that lasts forever.

    As far as dogs go, anything which is a balanced diet for you is also fine for them generally- just no onions, grapes, cocoa or avocados. Anything else is ok. Garlic can be fed in small amounts but use with care. Too much will make a dog sick. Otherwise just cook extra of your own meal and feed your dog that.

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  • Profile photo of annie-l

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    Over a year ago

    Hey @TogetherWeCanSaveThemAll,

    Be sure to check out this super helpful article out: http://www.peta.org/living/companion-animals/vegetarian-cats-dogs/. :)

    ~Annie from peta2.

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