Vegetarian 3 years old, four cats live at home, we always feed them with fish or meat. Vegetarianism is a personal choice that should not be imposed on people, much less deciding for animals what diet they should follow because of your beliefs. In fact, love for animals here also plays a role - I can't stand any vegetarian food and other slag that they offer to feed domestic cats and dogs, because in this way the owner goes against the nature of his animal and torments him. The slaughtering industry cannot be defeated in any way, and this, of course, is sad; If possible, I try to refrain from products that are somehow connected with this, but you will not be saved 100% from this - they will not indicate what was used in the composition, it does not mention what was tested on animals, etc. Pets should not suffer from a human-invented industry. To quote the classic, "we are responsible for those we have tamed." In addition, it is always more joyful to think that in the world, thanks to you, there is one (two, three, etc.) happy cat or dog more.
I live in Vraja (Uttar Pradesh; India), vegetarianism here is conditioned and culturally and hereditary, i.e. the predominant (significantly) number of people are vegetarians. Only useful animals are kept: cows, buffaloes, goats. Nobody gets dogs and cats (and never did, culture and religion are condemned), but they are. Dogs live in cities, beg, feed on carrion, in landfills and feces. Moreover, the latter are a significant and natural part of the dog's diet. (Already so genetically conditioned. Western "friends of man" are the same caprophages, let them be strangled in this). Cats are wild, they appear in villages (there is less threat from monkeys), they hunt in houses, do not beg, but on occasion accept all kinds of food from people. They don't climb on hands, they don't flatter, but dogs can often play with children.
What is also interesting - dogs do not fight with cats. Dogs fight monkeys, and monkeys fight cats. Moreover, the monkeys are numerically superior to both of them combined.
Cat / dog dry food usually contains soy meat. Of course, keeping animals on only breadcrumbs is a perversion, but veganism has not gone far from the concept of "perversion", so the rules)) 0)
Animal digestion is different from ours. Someone understands this and feeds pets with food containing animal products. Also sold are animal feed without pzhp - "vegetarian", which vegans feed their animals.
My dorm roommate is a vegetarian, who has 3 cats in her hometown
. She is calm about the fact that they eat meat. She, in principle, is not a "furious" vegetarian and does not impose her opinion on anyone, therefore, she is just as calm about people who eat meat. Sometimes she even buys burgers, where there is meat, pulls out a cutlet and gives it to stray animals, and she herself eats the rest. But, it seems to me that everything depends on a specific person, everyone has different ways :)