THE PERFECT VEGETARIAN DIET FOR CATS

THE PERFECT VEGETARIAN DIET FOR CATS

       

The nutritional needs of cats can be easily met with a balanced vegan diet and certain supplements. Vegetarian diets and vegan recipes are nutritionally balanced and also come in a special formula for the kittens and the cats. Some people think removing meat and fish from your cat’s meal is unnatural. But, it’s not as most of the animal in the wild survive on plant matter. Vegetarian cats enjoy their food and good health. A vegetarian diet for your cat is also ethically consistent with the animal rights philosophy.

Vegetables that are best for your cat

  • Pumpkin/Squash
  • Peas
  • Cucumber
  • Cooked or steamed
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans
  • Spinach

Grains which are best for your cat

Cats are all the time hungry, feeding them all the time with high- carb foods might make them obese. So, you can give them some grains to eat that provide the nutritional value and also not make them obese. Grains your cat can nibble on:

  • Cooked Corn/Polenta
  • Couscous/Millet
  • Carrots
  • Bread/Breadcrumbs
  • Oatmeal (Plain oats are high in protein!)
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Fruits which are safe for cats

When it comes to fruits, cats have different tastes. Some absolutely love fruits and some just don't. Fruits help a cat with their digestive issues. Fruits your cat will enjoy to eat are:

  • Bananas ( they can be either frozen or blended to make a creamy mixture)
  • Blueberries (either Raw or frozen)
  • Watermelon/ Honeydew/ Cantaloupe (without seeds)
  • Peeled Apples

Milk products best for your cats

While ageing, the cats start becoming lactose intolerant, so ensure to only give small amounts of dairy foods to your cat. Dairy items you can give are:

  • Hard Cheeses (Gouda, Cheddar, etc.)
  • Low Lactose Cheeses (Cottage Cheese)
  • Yoghurt (Plain or Low-Fat)