Besides the normal foods that come to mind, like water, milk and cat food… what other types of foods can cats eat? When you are walking down the pet food isle, you will see that many brands of food come in a variety of flavors, usually beef, poultry, fish and chicken. However, sometimes these are artificial tastes and not the actual food you may be thinking of.
The following is a breakdown of human foods that cats can eat.
Cats are relatives of the tiger and lion species, so it would only make sense that they are carnivores and can eat meat. One of the top foods that you can give to your cat is cooked poultry. It’s best to cook your meat, as serving it to your cat uncooked may result in some unwanted bacteria and disease. It’s also recommend to remove excessive amounts of fat from any meat before feeding your cat.
Who would have thought that cats can eat eggs, or would even like them? Well it’s true, and if you know anything about wild cats, they would usually hunt out bird nests and eat the eggs they would find left behind. Eggs are a great source of protein for humans and cats alike. When serving eggs to a cat, it’s recommend to cook and serve them as scrambled eggs or hard boiled.
The common thought that cats love fish, is a true one… and healthy as well, as long as fish is served in moderation. Too much fish can lead to health issues, and lower the supply of vitamin E in your cats body. Many pet foods already have portions of fish in their ingredients. The next time you are having some fish, it’s alright to pass some along to your cat for a quick treat.
It may sound weird to think that a cat would like to eat vegetables, but some cats enjoy it, and there aren’t any health concerns about it. Cats need meat and protein to survive, but can still gain other nutrients and vitamins from eating vegetables. Not all cats will enjoy the taste of vegetables, but some of the most accepted ones are carrots, steamed asparagus or broccoli, green beans or chopped greens. It’s also always important to make sure all vegetables are thoroughly washed before being fed to your pet.
As mentioned earlier, cats need to rely on meat and protein to stay fit and healthy, and cheese acts as an excellent source for protein. As wonderful as cheese may be, many older cats become lactose intolerant, so it’s extremely important to have your cat tested before being fed an excessive amount of cheese. The result of eating cheese or any related milk products when a cat is lactose intolerant, is diarrhea.
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