What or What Not to Feed Your Cat?

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Pet owners have a tendency to feed their pets out of their own plate or from the dinner table. Although, it may sound common, it is a wrong thing to do. You should never feed your own food to cats.

FYI, Cats should never have onion, garlic, kelp, grapes or raisins, sugary treats, chocolate, and alcoholic or caffeinated drinks, even in small doses.

Cats are classified as obligate carnivore, which means they need meat to survive. Unlike humans, cats cannot obtain required nutrients from vegetables. For the first three to four weeks of their life, kittens drink their mother's milk, which is filled with just the right mix of fat, protein, and nutrients for little felines. After three weeks, you can start offering your kitten some solid food. Look for a premium kitten food. See if a high protein source, such as chicken, is listed among the first four ingredients.

Human Food

Basic human food such as grocery, mil, chocolates, alcohol, coffee and flavoring agents, is a complete No for cats. Their digestive system may not be able to cope with such food items, nor can they derive much nutrients from them.

Like their predecessors and distant relatives, tigers and lions, cats thrive on meat. That said, you shouldn’t start feeding your cat meat gravies.

5 Food to Feed

Chicken

Chicken can be a good source of protein for your cat. The lean meat almostl fat free, hence it can be a great source of rich food. Be aware that you have removed the fat and skin beforehand, and have cooked it well.

Fish

Fish can be a great source of protein, fatty acid and zinc for your cat. Cats love fish, and salmon can be a great and delicious choice of meal for them. Be sure to cook it first before serving it to your cat.

Eggs

Eggs are a great source for protein and Vitamin B. They are delicious too. You should cook them well and avoid adding seasonings.

Spinach

Spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C and K, iron and calcium. However, if your cat has history of calcium oxalate bladder stones, you should avoid giving them spinach, otherwise, it can be a great source of food.

Whole Grain (Oats)

Oats is whole grain which is rich in vitamin B and fiber. It is easily digestible and will suit your cat’s dietary need. However, just because oatmeal may be cat-safe, not every feline will like it. You would want to introduce oats slowly into your cat’s diet.

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