People Foods That You Can Share With Cats

While there are a number of human foods you should definitely not feed your cat, it’s not to say that cats absolutely cannot eat any human food. There are actually a few “people foods” that are okay for your cat to eat that will not harm them. In fact, it’s a great way to break the monotony of canned or dry food that our precious felines eat day in and day out.

Here are some people foods you can share with your cats:

1. Fish

Cats are well-known for their love of fish and it makes sense that fish is perfectly fine for them – it’s a common ingredient in cat food, after all. However, like many human foods, fish should be given to cats in small doses. Also, because of the risk of tapeworm, it’s recommended if you feed your cat fish, make sure it’s cooked fish.

2. Cheese

Cheese is a great source of protein for cats and while dairy products are generally on the list of dangerous foods for cats, most cats are able to consume it. (As cats mature, they tend to become lactose intolerant so you should be careful nonetheless.) To ensure your cat is okay to eat cheese, just feed them a small amount initially and see how they react.

3. Spinach

These leafy greens are great for your kitty, especially when it has some tummy troubles. Be careful though – spinach leaves shouldn’t be given to cats who have kidney or liver issues, as it can cause crystals in the urinary tract.

4. Lean Deli Meat

Meat is surprisingly fine for cats to eat. Deli meat such as ham, chicken, and turkey is perfectly acceptable for cats to eat – just make sure they are not laden with preservatives. It should be noted to be given as a snack and not an entire meal.

5. Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein. For cats, it’s important for the eggs to be cooked, either scrambled or hard-boiled. Uncooked eggs can be dangerous, as salmonella and E. coli are a big risk. However, even cooked, eggs can be allergenic; just to be on the safe side, pay attention to your cat in case of an allergic reaction.

6. Broccoli

A small portion of steamed broccoli is good for your feline, as green plants, like grass and veggies, can help ¬†with your cat’s digestion.

7. Bananas

Frozen bananas are safe and delicious snack for cats to eat. It should only be fed to them in small portions though, as they are natural carnivores.

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