How come cat food has fruits & veggies in it?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Frisco, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    I am not only talking about the cheap stuff, but also the expensive stuff from pet stores: cranberries, carrots, peas, etc.

    Cats are carnivores meaning their diets should contain only meat, Protein and fat.

    Is it simply a cost issue? I don't want my cats eating peas, etc., but I don't have the time to cook for my cats. And I have bought the most expensive cat food--still always contains fruits and Veggies.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Cats are living things too. And like all living things, they need vitamins and minerals. The carbohydrates and fiber are probably good for them as well. Even though cats are carnivores, I've seen them eat plants.
  3. carlgo macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Monterey CA
    1. For a bigger profit.
    2. Because some stupid people think carnivorous animals should be vegetarians, even though the animals they eat were raised on vegetation.
    3. It all depends on the percentage. A small percent, if it is per actual scientific evidence is good, a big percentage is bad per points 1 & 2 above.

    Same for dog food.

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