Say hello to UK’s only vegetarian cat Dante!

April 14th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 14 (ANI): A cat in Britain has set himself apart from his fellow felines by refusing to eat anything to do with meat and instead wolfing down only organic fruit and vegetables.

Dante was rescued by his owner Becky Page, from Tasburgh, near Norwich, who found him on the edge of starvation.

The two-year-old walks away from any traditional cat food and in its place prefers to feasts on a healthy diet including melon, bananas, broccoli, rhubarb, asparagus, aubergine and Brussels sprouts.

“I tried feeding him meat, fish, everything else cats like, but he turned his nose up,” the Mirror quoted Becky, who grows her own fruits and veggies at home, as saying.

“Just when I thought nothing would work, he wolfed down a plate of veg I was going to throw out. I have to smuggle bits of meat in among the veggies so he gets all the nutrients he needs.

“But sometimes he spots the meat and leaves it. He has a unique appetite - but he’s certainly healthy,” the 21-year-old added.

Meanwhile, Maggie Roberts, director of veterinary services at Cats Protection, are scratching their heads on the possibility of a vegetarian cat, which belongs to a predatory carnivorous species.

Maggie said: “This is extremely rare. Cats are obligate carnivores and cannot be vegetarian.”(ANI)

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