Comments on: Feeding cats a plant-based diet

01 Oct 2019

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Poll

Last month we asked: What would you do if a client wanted to transition their cat to a vegan friendly, plant-based diet?

4% said they would recommend the new diet if they were satisfied it met feline nutritional requirements

67% said they would warn against feeding cats a vegan diet as cats are obligate carnivores

28% said they would advise the client to do more research before purchasing the product, to ensure it was nutritionally adequate

Vote in this month’s poll at: twitter.com/Vet_Record

*46 respondents

Reader comments: Feeding cats a plant-based diet

During a consultation, a client, who is vegan, reveals she has been following the development of plant-based foods and has come across a start-up company that promises to develop a completely feline-friendly diet. She currently feeds her cat a commercial, animal protein-based diet, but says she will transition her cat to this...