It is so difficult to resist giving your cat some special treat, but make sure that ‘people’ food is good for your feline friend. Keep in mind that your cat should never have garlic, onion, kelp, raisins, grapes, caffeinated or alcoholic drinks, sugary treats, and chocolate, even in small doses! Also remember that all of these ‘people’ foods your cat can eat too should be given in moderation!
Since eggs are rich in protein, they great for both people and cats. Cooked eggs, such as hard-boiled or scrambled, can make a perfect and nutritious treat for your feline friend. Since eggs are an allergenic food make sure you watch for signs of any allergic reaction in your cat, especially if you’re feeding your cat eggs for the first time.
Such canned fish as tuna is good to share with your cat in a small portion. This will prevent your cat from eating too much fatty acids, magnesium and mercury, which can cause many health problems. It’s also healthy if you feed your cat a small portion of fresh tuna or salmon!
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Although cat’s diet is dependent on protein, sometimes your cat can get a craving for vegetables! If your cat chewing on your house plants feed them a small portion of steamed broccoli. Just make sure you don’t add any salt or butter to the broccoli! Steamed broccoli will satisfy their craving for greens and keep your cat away from potentially toxic plants! Grass can also help them with any digestive problems.
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Since cats are carnivores, meat is another best ‘people’ food to give your cat. Perhaps, the best choice is cooked poultry. Even if you prefer giving your kitty raw meat, keep in mind that uncooked meat can be not good for them. Also remember your cat shouldn’t eat too much fat from meat, so give them only lean cuts.
If your cat has an upset stomach or car sick problems, give them ginger, a natural remedy that can counter nausea. Sure, not every cat will want to eat ginger cookies or gingerbread. So try to give your cat a small taste of no-sugar whipped cream mixed with some ginger.
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Most cats like cheese, and it’s an excellent source of protein for them! But it is important to remember that many adult cats are lactose intolerant and milk, cheese or any other dairy can cause diarrhea. If you want to feed your cat dairy, give them a small amount of sour cream, cottage cheese, or natural yogurt and see how your cat’s body handles it.
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Even though cats are not good vegetable eaters, they seem to like pumpkin! Pumpkins are high in fiber that works as a good natural remedy for constipation, diarrhea or hairballs. Buy canned (plain unflavored) pumpkin, divide servings into ice cube trays and freeze. It will be easier to thaw the amount needed.
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8. Baby foods
Cats can eat any kinds of baby food, especially the meats. Most cats enjoy meat mixed with vegetables, plain meat and the toddler meat sticks. If your cat is sick, baby food is especially helpful. Don’t forget to check the labels to make sure there are no minced onions or onion powder in the food, because they can harm your feline friend!
Never use ‘people’ foods as a main diet for your kitty since it can be dangerous to their health. And remember moderation is the key! What are your ‘people’ foods to give to your cat?