catmoon wrote:Hanzze wrote:Her in Cambodia are many cats and dogs eating only rice and vegetables. I guess its was kharma and not the vegetarian food.
As a militant vegan would probably die soon if there is only meat left to eat. A mind thing I guess
Well, let's ask a vet.In addition, unlike humans, protein is the stimulus for insulin release in cats. Cats have adapted to high protein diets by being insulin resistant. This maintains blood glucose during periods of fasting, convenient for a cat in the wild, but not so good for pets eating a lot of carbohydrates.
"When you take an individual that is genetically programmed to consume high protein and low carbohydrates, and you put them on a high carbohydrate diet, what happens is their insulin resistance works against them," she said. "Their blood glucose concentrations are too high ... they can't overcome that, and they start to release more and more insulin in an attempt to reduce blood glucose levels." This doesn't work, however, and the cat eventually develops type 2 diabetes mellitus. The cat gets amyloid deposition in the pancreas, exhaustion of the pancreatic cells, and glucose toxicity from consumption of large amounts of carbohydrates.
According to Dr. Greco, it all comes down to common sense. "We must use a cat's natural diet as a guideline."
-Denver Colorado, American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dogs of course are quite different and can tolerate a much lower protein diet than a cat can.
So if you see a cat living on vegetables and rice, you may confidently assume it is either quite sick, or will be soon.
Dogs don't do so well with vegetables and grains either and come down with all kinds of disease.
The domestic dog and the wolf are one and the same. Dogs are not
omnivores, as some have claimed. Dogs are carnivores, exactly like
wild wolves. Geneticist Dr. Robert K. Wayne at UCLA has conclusively
proven that the domestic dog is a subspecies of the wolf. Subsequent studies
have verified this conclusion.
Next, it must be understood what wolves actually eat in the wild,
especially when they are not pressed by loss of habitat and human
intervention. Contrary to some claims, wolves do not eat the stomach
contents of their prey nor do wolves consume much vegetable matter.
The preferred food of the wild wolf is the meat, bones, and organs of large
hooved Mammals. In times of scarcity, desperate wolves will try to eat a variety of food items, just as would any starving creature, but they strongly prefer to eat
meat, organ, and bone. Dr. L. David Mech has been studying
wolves for decades, and has published many books and articles on
wolves and their diets.
Dr. Wayne's website:
http://www.eeb.ucla.edu/indivfaculty.php?FacultyKey=501Dr. Mech's website:
I feed my own dog a raw diet, which isn't easy since I have to buy the chicken and other organ meat or other meats. But as a responsible dog owner I want her to be healthy, and my own vet said that she was on her way to a heart attack due to her weight. Grains which are in all dog foods are very fattening, and it isn't easy for a dog to digest them either. She has lost a lot of weight since putting her on this diet back in September, and she has a lot more energy and clean teeth. People who feed their dogs this way take them for blood work before and after and see the results. I supposed those are the people who need more proof than I do.