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5 Human Foods Cats Can Eat

1. Meat

Because cats are carnivores, animal meat is one of the safest human foods to give a cat, which it why we rank it at No. 1. Cooked poultry is probably the best choice. Uncooked meat brings with it the same safety concerns as uncooked fish or eggs. Nevertheless, as with fish and eggs, you’ll find a few vets who prefer raw for the nutritional value.

You’ll also find conflicting advice as to whether you should worry about fat content. Dr. Colleran explains that it’s largely a matter of calories. Fat is nutritious in itself, but cats, like humans, shouldn’t consume too much. And cats suffer from an obesity problem in the United States, too. Even if your cat could use the extra calories, however, too much fat in one sitting can cause diarrhea. This is why you shouldn’t let your cat finish your rejected fat trimmings from the table.

So, it seems that moderation is important for everything we can give a cat — except of course, our unconditional love.

Throw Me a Bone: Bones have an ideal ratio of calcium and phosphorus that’s nutritious for cats. But they’re also a choking hazard, so you’re best to take them out of the meat. However, veterinarian and author Dr. Bruce Fogle has said that bones from a well-cooked chicken neck should be fine if they’re introduced to the cat early in life.

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9:04PM PDT on Jun 27, 2015

I had a cat P.C. that loved white wine, only a little nip, not the bubbly one, the bubbles got up his nose, didn't affect him he was nearly 19 when he passed on, still miss him dearly.

1:39AM PDT on Jun 26, 2015

he's always teasing like he's gonna try some little snack, but no...sniffs and walks away :)

1:37AM PDT on Jun 26, 2015

our outside cats hunt and take care of any raw meat/bone that they need, the inside boy is very picky, won't eat people food, but likes to sniff and investigate it.

1:29AM PDT on Jun 26, 2015

thanks for sharing

1:28AM PDT on Jun 26, 2015

cats, like people, have different preferences, but these seem to be common choices

6:51AM PDT on Jun 15, 2015

Thank you

6:41AM PST on Feb 2, 2015

Thanks for the info

8:09PM PST on Dec 20, 2014

Thanks for sharing

6:57AM PST on Nov 29, 2014

Thank you. I had a cat that loved fresh spinach.

11:28AM PST on Nov 13, 2014

Thanks for the article.

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