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As a vegan for 39 years, it is conflict for me to feed my cats an animal-based diet. However, I compromise by using a combination of foods including: vegan cat food called "Evolution" that they eat and traditional cat food.
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I also include some traditional dry cat food by California Natural (Chicken and Rice) that now makes a grain free option. In addition, I feed them some traditional animal-based wet food including brands like Tiki, Solid Gold and Halo.
One of my rescue cats had many problems with urinary issues until he finally had to have the PU surgery. They recommended a Prescription Diet of CD for him.
Please share how you feed your feline friends so we can compare notes.
I am a Vet Tech in Ontario Canada and as a vegetarian (almost Vegan) I understand your conflict in feeding your cats. Unfortunately cats are "true" carnivores...they need the nutrients they receive from meat to survive. They do not do well digesting plants and are the only mammalian companion animal that can make the claim of being a true carnivore.
If your cats has had urinary problem C/d is an excellent diet choice. It keeps the urine at a specific pH to help prevent the formation of urinary crystals. Increasing the amount of water your cat drinks or intake is also a great idea. Cats like running water so the drinking fountains are excellent or adding some canned food to their diet helps too (C/d comes in canned form also)