Vegan kitten nearly dies, but is revived after eating meat

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

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  1. 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.

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