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5 Human Foods Cats Can Eat

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5 Human Foods Cats Can Eat

By Jane McGrath, Animal Planet

It can be hard to resist spoiling your beautiful feline friend with a special treat from the dinner table. But as wise cat owners know, many human foods can be unsafe for your cat because we have vastly different nutritional needs from them. Even some kinds of food your cat loves and begs for might wreak havoc on your lovable furball’s digestive system.

We spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, President of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), who said that the list of foods you can never feed your cat is a lot smaller than most people think. Cats should never have onion, garlic, kelp, grapes or raisins, sugary treats, chocolate, and alcoholic or caffeinated drinks, even in small doses.

However, you’ll find many veterinary lists of dangerous foods are longer. The truth is, if you examine the fine print, some foods on these warning lists can be safe for your cat — but only in small doses. And a good rule of thumb is that human food should not make up more than 15 percent of a cat’s diet.

So, what foods can Fluffy eat safely off of the table?

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12:22PM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing!

6:32AM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing

5:14AM PDT on Jul 8, 2014

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2:58AM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

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5:11AM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

my cat loveeeees cheese and of course raw meet of any kind- chicken liver, white meat, pork, beef. cats must eat raw meat beause they are carnivores; not all the time but a few times a week. eating that meat helps them get shinier fur

10:53PM PDT on Jul 2, 2014

My cat loves brussel sprouts. I have to give him his own portion, or he'll put his face in my plate.

12:10PM PDT on Jun 30, 2014

Our cat Kieran is the first cat I've ever met keen on some vegetables! He pilfered a brussel sprout off my plate once and has enjoyed them ever since! He also likes carrots and peas. In the non-vegetable department he also enjoys cheese and eggs (in tiny amounts) as well as any manner of fish.

Cats are NOT suitable as vegans! Please, please, please do not get a cat if you cannot feed it what it needs to survive

4:26PM PDT on Jun 29, 2014

I have a cat nicknamed 'Mr. Greedy Guts'. He would eat just about anything. But I do give my cats occasional bits of cheese and eggs. Definitely keep sodas away from cats as the caffeine is deadly. My cats don't like veggies, same as their mom. Also don't give my cats anything with tomatoes in them.
My cats eat grass but have never seen them throw up. I have to give them hairball remedy so don't think grass helps with hairballs. But I do watch my cats out in the yard to make sure grass is all they eat. There are too many deadly plants out there.

1:52PM PDT on Jun 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing

5:01AM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

Noted

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