Remember Howard Jones? He’s the singer who had some hit songs in the ’80s (and perhaps surprisingly, is still touring), but he also made headlines for having a vegetarian dog, which was apparently in tip-top shape on a meat-free diet.
But this kitten in Australia was not nearly as lucky. According to the Moonee Valley Leader, a vegan couple brought their critically ill kitten that was fed nothing but a diet of pasta, potatoes and rice milk to a local veterinarian. Heat, fluids and doses of meat revived te critter. The veterinarian also issued a warning about pet owners “forcing ideologies” on their animals. Also some advice: Cats are carnivores. They need to eat meat.
h/t Herald Sun Photo petMD
Dogs, like humans, are omnivores. They do fine on a balanced veggie diet. But cats are obligate carnivores. They need animal protein to survive or they get very sick. In the UK, the owners of a cat fed a vegan diet were prosecuted for cruelty.