Comments on: Vegan Cats? https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/ Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:24:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ By: Aleksander Kamil Modzelewski https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-51851 Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:50:36 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-51851 At the risk of furthering thread necromancy, two words: animal rescue. As a foster carer I’ve had dozens of cats, and several permanent ones, and the only ones that were intentionally bred were from rescues from the worse-than-usual breeders.

Some animals can be reintroduced to the usual environment, but in case of domesticated species (and, rarely, the more wild ones too — especially when chronic illness is involved) it’s either impossible or impractical or actually disastrous to the environment (thanks to humanity’s general irresponsibility around cats, they end up hugely destructive if outgoing, especially if that’s their primary food source).

By all means rescue rabbits or rats (rats are awesome! — though do occasionally eat meat) but as long as we breed animals or otherwise create unstable ecosystems, avoiding a certain species is mostly a comfort thing (being a vegetarian or vegan carrying a bag of chicken hearts can be rather unpleasant), not an actual solution.

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By: nightrabbit https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-19729 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:51:28 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-19729 Have you considered getting a rabbit for a pet? Cuddly animals that are love lots of exercise and naturally vegan. Certain old school rabbit breeders may suggest yogurt for certain digestion ailments, but I find that a diet of a wide variety of leafy greens, at least 80% timothy hay, and a good quality pellet food is better for digestion issues.
In other words, stick with a good healthy diet, and you won’t have those ailments.

Larger breeds are generally more mild mannered and gentler. Smaller breeds are more mischievous, active, but less cuddly. Reaserch their care and check Petfinder.com to help you find a shelter bunny, should you decide it’s the pet for you.

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By: Compassion or Controversy: Cats and Vegans | YouHippies.com https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-17386 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:39:11 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-17386 […] For more great articles, check out these links: http://vegetariancats.com/vegetarian-cats-ethics-103/ https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/ […]

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By: Real Vegan Food « Pythagorean Crank https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-16240 Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:44:10 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-16240 […] yes! This isn’t totally off the radar, I do know at least one “bivalvegan” and Skeptical Vegan often brings this up as a solution for domestic obligate carnivores. But these examples are […]

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By: Trudy https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-12342 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 01:22:53 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-12342 We do a half and half diet using Ami vegan and regular kibble. She likes it and does OK. If we increase the vegan food, she throws up. Been on this diet for five years. We feel like it’s better to avoid animal products, but rescued this cat and feel obligated to care for her. We’re doing the best we can.
We have four vegan rescue dogs. Almost ten years now. We make our own food.

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By: skepticalvegan https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-8990 Thu, 08 May 2014 16:42:23 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-8990 50% of the muscle mass or 50% by weight? cause cows got a lot of bone.

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By: The Old Punk https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-8988 Thu, 08 May 2014 16:36:07 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-8988 Pet food is not made from unwanted scraps and trimmings. Around 50% of an animal ends up as unfit / unwanted for human consumption. I would hardly call that a byproduct, it is an inherent part of the economics of meat production.
Without the meat-based pet food industry, meat for human consumption would become far more expensive. Basic economics dictates that this would lead to a massive drop in demand for meat, with a concurrent drop in the number of animals reared for human food.

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By: Dawn https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-4555 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:11:50 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-4555 Cats do not have the necessary enzymes to break down and therefore utilize carbohydrates. They convert protein into energy. If your cats spit up the vegan diet, it is because they could not digest the food. A bunch of undigested food in the tummy, yet still hungry.

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By: 19peace80 https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-3636 Sat, 07 Sep 2013 17:26:06 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-3636 Pet food is made from the unwanted scraps and trimmings from the meat industry that exists first and foremost to serve humans; as long as humans eat billions of animals per year, these byproducts will continue to exist no matter what we feed our pets.

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By: 지나가다 https://skepticalvegan.com/2013/08/10/vegan-cats/#comment-3524 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:10:15 +0000 http://skepticalvegan.com/?p=1930#comment-3524 Calcium-rich small fish that can be eaten with bone. it is good.

Originally, the cat does not eat vegetables at all.

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