Have you ever seen a Cat Strolling down your neighborhood or a Lost Kitten in your backyard and If you have not owned a Cat before you must have yourself this question. What Human Foods Can Cats Eat ?
While feeding your pet cat nothing but human food is never advisable (they have different dietary needs than ours) there is no harm in providing your kitty with a little treat next time you are feeling generous. Cat food is fine for the day to day feeding of your cat, but giving them a little something special in the form of human food is a great way to spoil your pet from time to time.
Take a look at some foods that will be found in most kitchens that are perfectly safe for your cat to each – and they will certainly appreciate it too!
A cat enjoying a fish is a classic image that can be found in many children’s books and for good reason – cats love a nice bit of fish!
Not only will your cat enjoy the taste of fish, but there is nutritional value to be found in most fish too, giving an added bonus for this food. This doesn’t mean you should be feeding them it every other day, as too much fish can cause some problems down the line, as many other human foods can, so always provide it in moderation!
The likes of tuna have high amounts of fatty acids which can cause some adverse health problems if a cat eats it too much, namely reducing the natural supply of vitamin E for a cat. With that being said, a small amount of tuna, mackerel or salmon will be safe enough to eat.
Also, avoid uncooked fish!
Most cats really love a bit of cheese, much like a saucer of milk, its rich and creamy as well as offering a fine source of protein into the bargain.
For the most part, cats can eat cheese and other dairy produce with minimal fuss, although some can suffer from lactose intolerance. It can also develop in later ages for many cats, so while your pet may have eaten it with no issues as a kitten, he may struggle to digest it in his older years.
Diarrhea is the main health issue that comes with cheese, so if you are unsure of how your cat will handle it, offer a small amount to help give a better idea. Let your cat eat it and then just take note of how he reacts to it.
Should your cat struggle to digest dairy, there are plenty of low-lactose equivalents of cheeses and milks that could offer the same enjoyment but without the troubled stomach. Yogurts are another form of dairy that cats can also enjoy.
Moderation is always important here, as cheeses can be pretty fatty, so never overfeed your cat it – remember to save it for special occasions and treats!
As carnivores, cats not only need meat in their diets, but they love it too. This means giving them a little cut off your own meat is always going to be well-received!
The majority of animal meats are more than safe for cats to consume, with the only real concern being too much fat content – which is the same problem many humans face too, and we never want our cats to become overweight!
Poultry is the best option for these reasons, being the most lean and low-fact meats that are available. Uncooked meat is deemed safe to eat by many vets, but the risks of contracting illnesses such as E. coli remain a possibility, which is why it’s always best to avoid raw meats.