This series of four blog posts are presented in a Q & A format.
- 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.
- 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:
- Regurgitate hairballs.
- Get folic acid needed by felines.
- Gain vitamins, minerals and fiber.
- Help in the digestion of meat and gristle.
- Help keep the digestive system clear of parasites, worms, and indigestible food, by vomiting or passing through the feline.
- 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,
Author of A Tuxedo Cat Christmas
The Must-Read Christmas Story of 2015