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Food & Water For Your Feline (Part Four)

Tanzy & Breakfast!

Tanzy & Breakfast!

This series of four blog posts are presented in a Q & A format.

 

  1. Should I feed my cat a vegetarian diet?

Nope! Never! No exceptions! Cats need meat. Meat products are found in both wet and dry cat food. On a vegetarian diet, cats can and do develop serious health problems even when vitamins and minerals are added to the diet. Unlike humans – who can survive on a meatless diet – cats were made to eat meat. They are predators, and – I can’t stress this enough – cats need meat. They love it too.

  1. Is it okay if my cat eats grass? Why do they eat grass , anyway?

Yes, many cats love eating grass.

Why? We don’t know.

Some believe cats eat grass and other plants to:

  1. Regurgitate hairballs.
  2. Get folic acid needed by felines.
  3. Gain vitamins, minerals and fiber.
  4. Help in the digestion of meat and gristle.
  5. Help keep the digestive system clear of parasites, worms, and indigestible food, by vomiting or passing through the feline.
  6. Relieve bile and sourness.

Whatever the reason, I suggest feeding your cat some grass. You can buy grass-growing kits for your cat at pet stores or even garden stores. Or you can make it yourself with a clay pot, some soil, and a little grass seed. Remember to water regularly. Your cat will love you for it!

 

Gotta Love Them Cats,

Peter Scottsdale

Author of A Tuxedo Cat Christmas

The Must-Read Christmas Story of 2015

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