Human Food that Your Cat Can Eat
12 November, 2013
As a cat owner, you are always concerned about what your cat should or shouldn’t eat. There are so many household items and different kinds of human food that are considered unsafe for your pet. So, it would be nice for a change to think of the food that our cats can eat. Like every other food that your cat ingests, try it first in small portions to see if it agrees your cat’s system.
Below are some types of human food that your cat might enjoy!
Our cats thrive on protein and that should always be the first ingredient in any cat food. Therefore, chicken or any kind of animal meat is safe to feed your cat. Cooked meat is even better for your pets as there is less chance of any bacterial condition. While the raw meat craze is going strong for our kitties, cooked seems to be a very safe option. Of course, since protein has extra fat, make sure you give your cat only a small dose as will not only digest better but we don’t want our kitties to gain much weight.
Most cats love fish and it can provide some much needed nutrients for them. Open a can of tuna and your cats come running! And most fish is found in all of our different types of cat foods in our pet stores. So, when you open that can of tuna, it is OK to give your kitty a bite too. However, as in humans, we need to watch our kitties’ mercury and higher cholesterol content. Therefore, be very sparing with the fish that are know to have higher mercury content such as tuna, salmon, and swordfish. A little can go a long way.
Eggs are great for humans and cats because they’re rich in protein. And our cats seem to love the easy texture and the way they digest so easily. However, cooked eggs, such as scrambled or hard-boiled, make an excellent and nutritious treat for a cat and are better than raw, uncooked eggs. That could upset our cat’s sensitive digestive system.
Many cats love cheese and it’s a good source of protein for them. And although some cats are able to eat it without any problem, some cats find it hard to digest as do some human. As in humans, some cats are sensitive to dairy as they get older and become lactose intolerant. For these adult cats, any cheese, milk or other dairy will cause diarrhea.
If you’re interested in feeding your cat dairy, give it a very small amount at first to see how its digestive system handles it. Your kitty might be able to safely handle small portions of cottage cheese, yogurt and/or sour cream. You can also try giving your cat low-lactose varieties of cheese and milk especially if you already have it around the house.
Some cats enjoy chomping on plants every once in a while to get roughage or fiber. You can give your cats small portions of vegetables to your cat. My cat, Sammy, likes to much on broccoli sometimes. Some other recommended vegetables include baked carrots, steamed asparagus or broccoli, green beans, winter squash, or chopped greens. Some cats love veggies while others just look at them and walk away.
Cooked rice is a good way to give your kitty a little fiber and diversify his normal eating routine. It is easy on our kitties’ digestive system and gives them a little grain in the process.
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