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Cat Diet / Nutrition

And The Vegan Question


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• Dry Food Now = Bad Health, Suffering and Vet Bills Later •

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The AAFP created Cat Friendly Homes to help you learn more about your cat’s natural behaviors, the importance of routine veterinary care, and providing care of your cat, as well as answer many common questions.

All About Cats’ expert-written, expert-reviewed guides bring you the facts on cat products, behavior, health, and more. Whether you want to choose the best food or find out why your cat wakes you up in the middle of the night, we’re here to arm you with the knowledge you need. Our editorial team is made of dedicated cat lovers and experts, including over a dozen veterinarians, a cat behavior specialist, and several seasoned pet writers.

International Cat Care is a charity founded in 1958 by a small group of very passionate cat lovers, who were compelled to do something about the dismal lack of information about cat health and welfare. Over 60 years later, we are still working hard to improve the health and wellbeing of all cats everywhere, working towards a world where each cat’s life experience will be as good as it can be.

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The American College of Veterinary Behaviorist is the certifying board for veterinarians who are specialty trained to advance the behavioral health of animals through clinical practice, research, and science-based behavior education.

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The AVMA is the nation’s leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than 97,000 members, they protect, promote and advance the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing awareness of the threat parasites present to pets and family members. By generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections, CAPC works to educate pet owners and veterinary professionals.See disclaimer above.


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Mary knows everything there is to know about the physiology of dogs and cats. For over 40 years she has studied and observed almost every single wild cat on the planet and knows the anatomy and physiology of wolves, all wild cats, and all domestic dogs and cats as well.

Mary is a Certified Pet Nutritionist – she became certified in the early 1990’s.

She is also a Certified Homeopath — a pet expert knowledgeable in proper, complete raw food feeding of both dogs and cats. She knows how to raise animals/pets Naturally without horrible vaccines; toxic heart worm pills; chemical flea, tick & mosquito products or de-wormers.

Madeleine’s training as a homeopath was with the Australasian College of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy in Victoria, Australia. She graduated with a Diploma in Homoeopathy in 2000. This was the highest level of training at the time.

She has  been in full time practice ever since, as a consultant homoeopath. She treats both people and other animals, as “we are really all the same. We just look a bit different. And speak different languages.”

Madeleine has also authored an important book for cat-caregivers. “Naturally Healthy Cats – Complete Health for Your Cat“. Madeleine’s website is Natural Cat Health .com

And there are hundreds of links to News Articles about cats on this website too!

The Most Important Article Ever Written On Cat (& Dog) Diet!

The Most Important Article

Ever Written On Cat (& Dog) Diet!

In all of my studies I have never read a more clear, concise, important article about the carnivore digestive process than this one by Mary Marseglia titled “Dogs & Cats Are Carnivores.”

– Doug Hines, publisher of

This whole vegetable feeding thing is nothing but humans wanting to treat their pets like they are furry human beings (and they are not as that is an insult to them) and then the Holistic vets that seemingly forget about the anatomy & physiology of dogs & cats as well.” Mary Marseglia

Also – Here’s An Article From ‘Vet’s All Natural’

Gastric Acidity, Digesting Bones, Gut Transit Time and Salmonella

“There has been much debate about the “potential” dangers of feeding bones to dogs, and also of the potential risks of food poisoning and salmonella infection that the feeding of raw meat to dogs and cats may carry. So it may be of interest to note that much of this information, or mis-information, relates back to the very nature of the gastric environment of the dog and cat, which in turn, is directly related to diet.” – vet’s all natural’s Publisher’s Note:

I think this article regarding cat (and dog) nutrition is a very, very important article.

The article addresses the significance of a carnivore’s gastric acid (pH) levels and short gastrointestinal tract with associated brief transit time. It also addresses the key health issues that arise out of these facts.

It explains Why it is so important for a cat to eat a raw meat diet. “The natural “wild” diet of dogs an cats has evolved a gastric environment that favors the breakdown of raw meats, raw bones, and a PH that kills potentially harmful bacteria – consistent with the requirements of carnivores…” In other words, “Feeding a raw food diet will actually protect your dog or cat from bacterial contamination and food poisoning…”

It explains How a cat’s gastric acidity (pH) changes in relation to diet. Over time, feeding a cat kibble causes a rise in ph level and inhibits digestion. This fact sheds tremendous light on why there may not be a smooth transition from a dry, kibble or wet, canned diet to an obligate carnivore, species-appropriate, raw meat diet. It also discusses the importance of a gradual raw food transitioning period.

The article also addresses how cat food manufacturers save [themselves] money by (1) “significantly increasing the carbohydrate component of dog and cat foods…” and (2) “substituting meat (animal) proteins with plant based proteins that are much cheaper.”

Professional Articles and News Stories About Cat Diet

The Vegetarian/Vegan Question

A note from Doug Hines, publisher of  Folks, I belive in a vegan way-of-being. However, I do not believe in feeding a vegan diet to a cat. A cat is an obligate carnivore. A cat’s physiology requires a diet of meat. Having said that, below I present news stories both pro and con. It’s up to you to decide for yourself what to feed your cat(s).

Can You Feed Your Cat A Vegan Diet?

Can You Feed Your

Cat A Vegan Diet?

If you’ve ever wondered: Can I feed my cat a VEGAN diet? Is it good for them? Can they survive on it? Should I even try to feed my cat a vegan or plant-based diet? … then this video is for you!

What Do We Feed Our Cats As Vegans?

What Do We Feed

Our Cats As Vegans?

As many of you have noticed, we have cats! AND we’re vegan! What to do!? Well, here’s our long-winded answer to one our most frequently-asked questions.

Professional Articles

Links to College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (TA&M Pet Talk) articles:

(Doug’s Note: I’ll tell you what bothers me most about this story. It compares a ‘vegan diet’ to a ‘flesh-based, traditional pet food’ diet. What the hell is a ‘flesh-based, traditional pet food’ diet??? Is it kibble? If the underwriters of this story are promoting vegan food over kibble, I can quite well understand why the results of their study seems so positively supportive of vegan food. This story stinks of anecdotal evidence supported by highly questionable ‘facts.’ My point here is that you cannot accept the ‘scientific’ evidence in this report on face value. You have to think. You also have to consider who is paying for this story to be spread around.)

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