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VEGETARIAN CATS

A pet in the house produces well-being for the owners and has a high relaxing action. In particular, the most common four-legged friends are cats and dogs. In particular, behind the choice of one or the other animal there are utilitarian and psychological motivations. Obviously, if you want a guard animal, you choose a dog. In addition, if you want an animal that does not force us to have to take to the streets at least two or three times a day to make it perform its bodily functions, we will choose a cat. In fact, a bed to be cleaned periodically is sufficient for it.

So if we want an animal to play with moreover for the well-being for the owners. So go for long walks or that gives us the feeling that it is totally dependent on us then we will choose the dog. Also there are individuals who love the thoughtful, independent and proud look of the cat. So they choose the latter animal.

CAT AND DOG DOMESTICATION AND WELL-BEING FOR THE OWNERS

So it evolved with a digestive system and an intestinal bacterial flora suitable for assimilating even vegetables and foods containing complex carbohydrates. That is, like cereals and potatoes while retaining its ancient characteristics of carnivore. In fact, meat should still be present in abundant quantities in the diet. It is also advisable to provide them with foods with a high biological value such as meat, fish, milk. However, the health of the dog can benefit from a moderate presence of vegetables in the diet. In fact, there are vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, apples, squash, courgettes, green beans, which can be an excellent source of vitamins and fiber. At the same time, things are different for cats.

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In particular, the modern cat derives from the wild cat. It was a lone hunter. Unlike the dog, it was not a pack animal so it approached humans while maintaining a certain independence. Therefore, its not easy domestication has caused it to be poorly used for complex tasks such as guarding the flock or guarding the house. Or even as a hunting assistant. In other words, the dog is instinctively a pack animal, so it sees the members of its pack in the host family and sees the pack leader in the owner. The eating habits of these two animals were also conditioned by the relationship with humans. In fact, the dog is no longer a narrow carnivore like its wolf ancestor.

DIFFERENT DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS IN DOGS AND CATS

So it evolved with a digestive system and an intestinal bacterial flora suitable for assimilating even vegetables and foods containing complex carbohydrates. That is, like cereals and potatoes while retaining its ancient characteristics of carnivore. In fact, meat should still be present in abundant quantities in the diet. It is also advisable to provide them with foods with a high biological value such as meat, fish, milk. However, the health of the dog can benefit from a moderate presence of vegetables in the diet. In fact, there are vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, apples, squash, courgettes, green beans, which can be an excellent source of vitamins and fiber. At the same time, things are different for cats.

UTILITY RELATIONSHIP WITH DOG AND CAT

In fact, the relationship between man and these wonderful felines is different. First everything is more recent. In fact, the coexistence between dogs and humans began between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago. Instead that between man and cat between 7000 and 3000 years ago. In particular, this difference in epoch is due to the different relationship with these two animals. In fact, the dog collaborated with the man keeping him company, guarding or collaborating with him in hunting. Hence the activity of hunting dates back to the prehistoric period. Consequently, the relationship between man and dog is very ancient. Instead, the relationship between man and cat is more recent. In fact, it began when man became a farmer. In fact, this was about 11,000 years ago and ancient farmers needed a means to control the mouse population that infested the grain and other food stores.

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So summarizing I affirm that the man – hunter has formed a utilitarian bond with the dog in prehistoric times. So not only for the well-being for thr owners. Instead, the man – farmer has entered into a useful relationship of the taristic mice with the cat to control the mouse population that damaged crops and food deposits. In other words, this difference in epoch of many thousands of years has caused a different evolutionary path in the two animals.

CATS ARE PURE CARNIVORE

In fact, the dog has lived with humans for much longer and therefore has evolved its digestive system becoming a cross between a carnivore and an omnivore. However, the domestication of the cat is much more recent. So this animal didn’t have time to adapt to human eating habits. In particular, it has retained the characteristics of the pure carnivore. In particular, meat must be present in the dog’s food ration but a component of 30 – 40% is sufficient. So we don’t have to think only about the well-being for the owners but also about the cat’s health. In particular we have to take care about cat’s nutrition.

SPECIAL NEEDS OF THE CAT

In other words, the rest can be represented by sources of carbohydrates, fats and fibers. On the other hand, in cats, foods with a high protein content, that is, those of animal origin must be present in much greater quantities. In fact, the cat is a strict carnivore so it is not able to carry out a synthesis of vitamin A starting from the beta chorotene present in many plants.

Therefore he must ingest this vitamin contained in animal fats by ingesting meat, milk or eggs or he must eat foods supplemented with this substance. The same is true for arachidonic acid which must be integrated. In addition there is taurine which is an amino acid present in foods of animal origin and which is essential for the cat.

In fact, it is added to all industrial feline foods. Even if the recommended doses of food to be administered daily are indicated on the bags of good quality kibble, it is better to know the real food needs of cats. In fact, all this is useful to better manage the nutrition of our feline. In particular, food of animal origin must be present in an amount of at least 80%.

CALCULATIONS OF NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

On the other hand, even a 30 – 35% would be enough for dogs. First of all you need to calculate the caloric needs of the cat. So we use a scale to know its weight in kilograms and then we multiply the value by 60, 70 or 80 depending on whether the cat is not very active, on average or very active. For example, if I have a less active 4 kg cat I will multiply ka 4 by 60 and I will get the value of 240. So this value will be the cat’s daily caloric needs. Then we calculate the protein requirement by multiplying the calorie requirement by the coefficient 0.07. That is, in our case I multiply the 240 kilocalories by 0.07 obtaining a value of 16.8 which corresponds to the protein requirement in grams.

VETERINARY NUTRITIONAL CALCULATION
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In particular, we must remember to choose high biological value protein sources such as meat and milk. So another important thing to know is that fish must never be raw because it would contain an antivitamin factor that reduces the availability of vitamin B. Concluding all these factors, that is, the need for arginine and taurine, in addition to the need for vitamin A which is thermolabile. , in addition, the need for food with a high biological value strongly discourages a vegetarian diet for cats. In addition, they have a bad endogenous glycemic management system as they are strict carnivores. So starches and other sugars must be low in their diet.

doc. Massimiliano Mangafà

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