more and more popular become Recently vegansky forages for animals. However you do not hurry to pursue fashion – it can cause a loss to health of your pet.
For people veganism — the personal choice, and is good if it is conscious. Nobody offers animals of the choice. And cats and dogs — predators, and have to eat respectively. The digestive tract herbivorous and carnivores strongly differs. That the organism of cats and dogs normally functioned, they need enough protein of animal origin.
in What differ herbivorous, omnivorous and carnivorous?
Herbivores (sheep, cows, etc.) adapted to eating of plants, so, successfully digest carbohydrates and other substances of plant origin. These animals have a number of features:
the Digestive tract long – it exceeds body length almost by 10 times. At them much longer and is better the developed intestines, than at carnivorous.
Molars flat and rectangular. It gives the chance to ideally crush and fray plants. The mouth rather small, but at the same time the lower jaw moves in the direction that is important when chewing plants.
Saliva contains enzymes for digestion of carbohydrates (amylase). And to provide appropriate mixing with this enzyme, food herbivorous is carefully chewed.
Omnivorous beings (bears, pigs, people, etc.) with equal success digest both meat, and vegetable food. So, can eat both. Anatomic features of omnivorous are characterized by the following:
Length of a digestive tract average. It gives the chance to digest both animal, and vegetable proteins.
Teeth are divided into quite sharp canines and flat radical that allows both to break off, and to pound (to chew) food.
Saliva contains amylase – enzyme of digestion of carbohydrates, so, there is an opportunity to digest starch.
Carnivores (dogs, cats, etc.) are allocated with the following anatomic abilities:
Digestive tract simple and short, acidic environment. Proteins and fats of animal origin are digested there easily and quickly, and the hydrochloric acid produced by an organism facilitates the proteolysis and destruction of the bacteria which are available in the begun to rot meat.
Sharp canines are created to kill and break off production, but not for chewing of vegetable fibers. The shape of molars (triangles with gear edges) allows to work as scissors or edges, making the cutting flat movements. Meat can be swallowed by big pieces, be broken off or crushed, but not be chewed as, for example, cereals or other plants.
Amylase in saliva is absent and as it is necessary for digestion of carbohydrates, its function is accepted by a pancreas. Therefore vegetable food in a diet of carnivorous increases load of a pancreas.
Carnivores do not chew food and do not mix it with saliva.
Considering all above, a conclusion is unambiguous: both dogs, and cats are created to eat meat.
as a result of long centuries of life near the person of a dog gained ability to digest not only animal food, but also products of plant origin. However the correct diet of a dog for 90% has to consist of meat, and only for 10% — of vegetable food (vegetables, fruit, medicative herbs, etc.). At the same time it is unimportant, we deal with a St. Bernard, a chihuahua or a German shepherd.
you can find
articles about the transfer of animals to vegansky food In the Internet. However in each of them it is mentioned that at once the new forage will not be pleasant to the pet, but at the same time appeals to be more persistent are published. However this violence over an animal. If to offer a dog or a cat a piece of meat and vegetables, they will choose meat — it is put at the level of genetics and instincts.
Application of vegansky forages is possible only as a special diet and exclusively to destination the veterinarian.