Saturday, April 2, 2011

Meet Dante, the UK's only vegetarian cat

Meet the UK’s only vegetarian cat – a rescued tom who turns his whiskers up at everything but organic fruit and vegetables.
Fussy feline Dante balks at any traditional cat food and his current favourites include melon, bananas, broccoli, rhubarb, asparagus, aubergine and Brussels sprouts.
Dante, two, was found close to starvation as a kitten by owner Becky Page.
Becky, 21, who grows her own fruit and veg at home in Tasburgh, nearNorwich, said: “I tried feeding him meat, fish, everything else cats like, but he turned his nose up.
“Just when I thought nothing would work, he wolfed down a plate of veg I was going to throw out. I have to smuggle bits of meat in among the veggies so he gets all the nutrients he needs. But sometimes he spots the meat and leaves it. He has a unique appetite – but he’s certainly healthy.”
Experts are baffled. Maggie Roberts, director of veterinary services at Cats Protection, said: “This is extremely rare. Cats are obligate carnivores and cannot be vegetarian.”
Well, tell that to Dante and see if it gives him paws for thought


ellie said...

That's really bizarre! us kitties love eating fruit and veges too but we love meat as well!!

lukas meier said...

Well,seems the cat is fine after 2 years or more veg...

and normally the scraps of meat the owner tries to hide in the food would ot provide adequate ammounts of taurin.

But let the cat eat what he wants and add just some vegecat supplement. It contains all the nutrients that cats need and they get in the wild from eating mice.

Maybe the cat is a mutant and if nurtured, cats could be breed that do not need other animals as food..would be interesting if they tried to breed with him

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