But, it definitely doesn't imply that your pets have the same capacity. While there can be some pets like rabbits, birds and fishes that can thrive on a vegetarian diet, cats in particular cannot. Cats are obligate carnivores and they have very specific nutrition needs that a vegetarian diet is incapable of providing.
Proteins for instance form a very important nutrient requirement for a cat. Now one may possibly argue that if proteins are important, they can be gotten from a vegetarian diet too or through synthetic sources.
However, just because a food contains proteins doesn't necessarily imply it’s good for you cat. Amino-acids are the building g blocks of proteins and they can be of various types.
Expert vets ate the Mount Pleasant Vet Centre have listed some of the very important amino-acids that a cat needs. They include:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin A
- Arachidonic acid
Hence, a vegan diet is no good for your feline companion.
Own a cat? Share your thoughts with us on what you think is the best diet for it? We’d love to hear from you.