Can live with cats and dogs vegan?

Cats and dogs are carnivores, but many pet owners do not surprisingly, to your four-legged friend a purely plant-based diet. Among the vegans, many do not feed their animals vegan, although this is, at least for cats possible, without harming you, because you necessarily need meat.

Of 3.673 cat and dog owners, 35 percent, expressed in a questionnaire that you have interest in it, to feed their carnivorous Pets vegan. Especially the 212 Vegans among the respondents wish to 78 percent, to be able to your pet purely vegetable &ndash feed; eleven cats and 48 of the dog owners had already implemented this in the fact.

Dogs are facultative carnivores, which means they can survive, if needed, with plant-based diet. It must, however, be ensured that the dog gets everything he needs to stay healthy. One should also not forget that dogs love bones to chew, what to the health of teeth and Psyche good.

Cats eat as a hunter, in contrast, normally only available from loot, and mandatory meat eaters, what to take into account in accordance with the animal protection law. Although you can eat plants, but require meat to stay healthy.

Although a large number of the respondents had interest in a vegan diet for your pet, the most you this out of concern for the welfare of their animals not to go. More than half of the respondents said that it is immoral to give cats and dogs a purely plant-based diet.

It needs to be explored further, whether a vegan diet for meat-eating is sufficient Pets, and what health risks exist. If a change is planned, should be considered in any case, a veterinarian should be consulted.

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