unlikely carnivores

anonymous asked:

So I know you have mentioned having cats in previous posts and I realize the better quality food ideally means a healthier cat in the long run. Long story short I’m adopting a kitten in a few weeks and need food recommendations (and any other cat related tips you might have). As always, love you guys and your blog!!! Thanks!!

Con-drag-ulations on your impending kitty!!

I’m going to give you two sets of conflicting advice and let you sort through it.

#1: Cats, unlike dogs, are exclusive carnivores. So grain-free foods are the way to go.

#2: My very first pet was a cat I adopted as an 8 week-old kitten. He was so small that my middle finger and thumb, encircling his ribcage, could touch. I fed that fucker nothing but Meow Mix and he lived for 20 goddamn years. And they were exceptionally healthy years! The amount you feed is almost as important as the content of the feed itself. Keep the cat trim and s/he’s much more likely to live a good long life no matter what McDonalds crap you shove in ‘em!

So if money is a serious consideration, here’s what I’d suggest: splurge for a really nice food for the first year of his life, when he’s growing and developing. Then transition him onto something more affordable.

This site has a great breakdown: http://www.petfoodratings.org/quick-cat-food-reference-table/.

Other advice? Don’t buy toys. Just make them. Literally just throw a hair band on the floor, or kick a box across the room. That cat will be set for hours.

Finally, invest in a microchip. If you can only afford one thing, microchip > fancy food. I foster animals, and MANY of them were clearly owned and loved at some point. If a pet slips out the front door while you’re loading in groceries or whatever, and they aren’t wearing a tag, or the tag snags on something and is pulled off, or has an old phone number, the odds of being reunited with them are sadly super slim.

Oh, and spay/neuter. Obv. You read our blog, you’re not a fucking scrub.

GOOD LUCK, SEND US CUTE CAT PHOTOS!!!

-Kitty

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“Hey there, Betsy..” You approached the older triceratops, hand gentle rubbing across her head and down her back, a easy way to check for any damage caused in any little fights without her getting angry about you prodding and poking at her. “How’re you today?” The herbivores had always been your favourites, docile, calm and you could actually interact with them unlike the carnivores which were just as likely to take your arm off as they were to eat a whole goat. 

My mom literally takes every chance to go against anything i stand for. I’m eating my vegetarian food and she’s sitting by the side like ‘humans were meant to eat meat’ 'humans are carnivores’ anD LIKE IM SO CLOSE TO FKN EXPLODING AND BEING LIKE NO

NO WE ARE OMNIVORES AND WE HAVE THE CHOICE TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE NOT CONSUMING MEAT AND CAUSING SO MUCH PAIN

AND WE AREN’T 'MEANT’ TO EAT MEAT LIKE EXPLAIN ME WHY OUR SO CALLED 'CARNIVOROUS’ TEETH CANT RIP THROUGH FLESH AND BONES AND DRAG A BODY AROUND OR WHY OUR JAW LOCK IS WEAK AF OR WHY OUR INTESTINES ARE TOO LONG SO MEAT ROTS INSIDE OUR BODIES UNLIKE REAL CARNIVOROUS ANIMALS

*flips table*

anonymous asked:

Hey, let me start by saying i absolutely respect and admire your position, but if everyone went, vegan, wouldn't it be unsustainable? i mean it just wouldnt be possible to produce enough food for so many people, it's just the food chain... like so many animals, we are carnivorous, we survive by killing others, even though that doesnt justify the conditions we submit animals to

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anonymous asked:

Um... No, no you're quite wrong with your information on meat eating. Primates are omnivores, it's why we have the teeth for it. Chimps hunt smaller monkeys, pigs and even small antipope. Hunting drove the spreading of early hominids across the globe

There are many biological characteristics in the human body which are clear evidence that we’re naturally plant eaters, and its through convention that we adapted our diets to an omnivorous one.

• Teeth- Canines: have you seen a proper carnivorous animal’s canine? Yeah, erm our canine teeth are seemingly microscopic next to them. Also, hippos have massive canine teeth yet they’re vegetarians.

• Teeth- Molars: Humans have flattened, slightly curved ‘back teeth’, unlike a lion’s molars which are sharp and blade-shaped perfect for chewing meat.

•Chewing and Jaw motion: our motion resembles that of a sheep, side-to-side and back-to-front, to make sure we chew our food (i'lll explain more on why we do this) unlike carnivores which have minimum side to side motion and generally swallow food hole.

•Saliva: human saliva contains amylase which breaks down starch found mainly and in large amounts in plants, other herbivores have this enzyme too whilst carnivores dont. ,

•Intestines: humans have very long intestines when compared to carnivores, not to mention the appendix we have which carnivores dont. As herbivores we need to make the digestion of food as efficient as possible because plants contain nutrients in small amounts and this is were the extensive chewing comes in, we need to take in all the nutrients and this is achieved as food takes more time to get through our very ling intestines. Carnivores, who eat large amounts of meat get loads of nutrients so they dont need these long intestines.

•instinct: if you were craving food, and there was this cute little puppy next to you would you rip its head off and just gnaw on its bones and eat it? This seems horrible right? To a carnivore its a missed opportunity if you didn’t.

And saying that we are omnivorous simply because we can is just ridiculous, in the same reasoning we can also eat cardboard. Also, our ancestors from around 4 million years ago were almost all vegetarian.
“Omnivore” does not mean 50% plant and 50%meat, chimpanzees are omnivorous and their diet consists of 95-99% plants.

And as far as evolution goes, our anatomy still favours a vegetarian diet. And hey you’re more than welcome to see some researches that have been carries out to show that our diets highly depend on our behaviour, read the research on chimpanzees carried by Andrew Whiten (a cognitive biologist) at the University of St. Andrews in the UK. (Live Science, April 2013).


You dont have to believe me, but rather than thinking of ways that what I’ve said might be wrong i challenge you to reevaluate this misconception that you’ve held. I’m not trying to get you to stop eating meat, i just want to tell you some facts and information.

impercepti0ns  asked:

do you feed your cats vegan food?

Goodness no! I feed them a grain free food high in meat content.

“ Not all carnivores are obligate carnivores. In fact, most aren’t. But cats are. As obligate carnivores, kitties can’t digest plant-based foods efficiently, nor do plant-based foods provide the nutrients felines require.

Obligate means by necessity. Merriam-Webster.com defines obligate as“biologically essential for survival.”1

Obligate + carnivore = cats must eat meat to survive. This is because the protein in animal tissue has a complete amino acid profile. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Plant proteins do NOT contain all the amino acids critical for the health of obligate carnivores, and unlike humans who have the physiological ability to turn plant proteins into the missing pieces needed for a complete amino acid profile, cats don’t have that capacity.

One of the amino acids missing in plants is taurine, which is found in animal muscle meat, in particular the heart and liver. Taurine deficiency causes serious health problems in cats, including cardiovascular disease and blindness. Some cat owners believe they can feed their pet a vegetarian or vegan diet, and add a taurine supplement. In my opinion, this is the equivalent of eating nothing but iceberg lettuce and taking a synthetic multivitamin. That vitamin can’t possibly make up for all the nutrients missing from an iceberg lettuce-only diet.”

In a carnivorous animal, unlike in a human, the main digestive work takes place in the stomach, not in the small intestine. Meat stays in their relatively short intestinal tract for only a brief period of time.

In a human, however, chunks of undigested meat pass from the stomach into the intestinal tract. Our small intestine, which is about 16-20 feet (5-6 meters) long, processes most natural foods within a matter of several hours. But if the food happens to be meat, it may stay in the intestinal tract for as long as 24 to 48 hours. By that time, much of it is putrefied or decayed. The rotting process results in the generation of the meat poisons cadaverine, putrescine and other toxic substances.

Since the remnants of undigested meat can be held in the large intestinal walls of humans for 20-30 years or longer, it is not surprising to find colon cancers to be so highly prevalent among meat eaters, but virtually non-existent among carnivorous animals and vegetarians. Colon cancer, in most cases, is just another name for constant poisoning through putrefying meat.

(This is an excerpt from the book ‘SIMPLE STEPS TO TOTAL HEALTH’ by Andreas Moritz & John Hornecker)