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Thinking of sharing a meal with your kitty? You might want to ensure that the food from your plate is safe for your cat to consume. To serve as guidelines, Petsy has compiled a list of foods that are and aren't okay for your little one to consume.
Although, we will recommend you to consult a vet before making any changes in your cat's diet since all cats are different and they need different food as per their diet requirement.
What can my cat eat?
The protein from meat helps cats have healthy hearts and reproductive systems, as well as good eyes. When feeding your cat cooked meat, make sure there aren’t too many spices, and always ensure the meat is fully cooked! Also, never serve the meat bone-in. Small bones can be choked on, so be sure to carefully examine and cut up all meat before serving it to your pet.
Like humans, fresh veggies are great for cats. They have lots of vitamins and fibre, which can aid general health and digestion. Many cats don’t like vegetables, but if your cat does, feel free to let them have some of:
Some cats don’t enjoy the “sweet” flavour, but if your cat does, you can make some fun treats with fruit! Fruit can also help if your kitty is having digestive issues.
Cats are experiencing an obesity problem is common, so make sure not to give your furry friend too much of these high-carb foods! However, a little bit as a treat every once in a while is okay!
Some cats won’t like to eat certain grains or foods, so try giving them a sample before giving them a full snack.
Dairy foods can generally be eaten by cats, but as they age cats may become lactose intolerant. Make sure to give any dairy foods to cats in small amounts.
What my cat shouldn't eat?
After covering a list of foods that your cat can eat, it's necessary to know about a few items that your cat shouldn't consume to maintain their general health.