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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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6:22PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Gracias por la información.

5:19AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

My dog used to love bananas!!

12:59AM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

4:09PM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

My cats also like cooked potatoes along with the squash. One begs for a bite of nectarine too. Thanks for the post.

12:33AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

Thanks for those useful tips... Our cat loves cheddar cheese, pilchards and chicken, she's not keen on beef, lamb and tuna or any white fish...

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

Noted

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

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