Vegetarian diet is insufficient to meet cat's dietary requirements

02/7/2012 | San Francisco Chronicle

Vegetarians may be tempted to feed their cats meatless fare, but veterinarian Jennifer Larsen points out that cats evolved as carnivores and many of their nutrient needs cannot be met by a vegetarian diet. Dr. Larsen suggests that fish, dairy and egg protein sources may suffice for cats if the diet is carefully designed with the help of a veterinarian, but that diets with animal meat protein sources are best for felines.

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