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Human Foods That Are Safe And Poisonous to Feed for Your Cats

Human Foods That Are Safe And Poisonous to Feed for Your Cats

Generally, cats are carnivores, they rely on nutrients found only in animal products. In a similar manner, your feline friend’s part of a diet is high amounts of protein, fewer fats, and carbohydrates. In which also includes vitamins, minerals, amino and fatty acids. But do you know that you can share your foods to your pet once in a while?

Give them a Treat from Your Plate

Indeed it’s true that cats should be feed with nutritional foods, but isn’t it we ate healthy foodstuff as well? Thus, here are harmless staples you can share with your furry friend.

Meat

Meat is one good source of protein, it gives every cat strong heart, healthy reproductive system, and a good vision. Pork, beef, chicken, lamb, turkey and lean deli meats are perfect but consider it all cooked as raw meat could make your best buddy sick.

Whole Grain

Cats often like cornmeal or smaller grains millet and couscous. It is right to treat them whole grains one in a while especially if they enjoy eating them. However, do not overfeed your cat with oats, rice or other whole grain flour, as experts recommend only 5 to 10% of these products for their diet.

Fish

Yes, you can feed your feline the same fish you enjoy as this is one good source of omega 3 fatty acids that help them stay sharp. Tuna, salmon, swordfish (canned or cooked) helps to avoid arthritis, kidney disease, and cat’s heart disorders.

Cooked Eggs

If you will notice, cooked eggs are recommended as raw can be harmful to your kitty.  Eggs are a good treat because it is high in protein, selenium, phosphorus and vitamin B. However, some cats are allergic to egg so be sure to give them small amount first and watch if there are some symptoms appear like vomiting or diarrhea. If this situation occurs, visit your veterinarian.

Dairy

Sharing an ample amount of dairy products like cheese is perfectly fine. Dairy goods contain calcium and protein good for their teeth and healthy bones. However, feeding too much calcium is unnecessary as this will eliminate other minerals such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Vegetables

Not all cats like to eat veggies but we all know that it brings healthful vitamins and minerals. Try to introduce them a little number of cooked carrots, broccoli, green bean, and asparagus. These are a rich source of vitamins and fiber that help your pet’s digestive system.

Fruits

Like vegetable, fruits is one good source of vitamins and healthful fiber. Nonetheless, cats are known that can’t taste sweets or carb blind but they like melons for its water content. Also, some cats like bananas which is a prime source of potassium a mineral that supports heart and kidney functions.

Now that you know what safe foods to feed your cat are, let’s find out foodstuff that is dangerous for your feline companion.

Human Foods That You Shouldn’t Share

Now that we’ve got a list of human foods that are safe to share let’s take a look some nutritious foods yet dangerous to your furry friend.

Onions and Garlic

Onion and garlic contain thiosulphate which causes cat’s destruction of their red blood cells a condition called hemolytic anemia. Fortunately, most cats don’t like the aroma nor the taste of these species.

Alcohol

Leaving a glass of alcohol un-attended could bring risk to your feline friend. A small amount of it can cause breathing troubles, coma or could lead them to a serious condition

Chocolates

A bite of chocolates can bring toxic to your pet leading to diarrhea, difficulty in breathing and blood pressure drop. You might love to eat your flavored chocolates but never attempt to share it with your cat.

Raw Meat

Raw meat contains harmful elements like salmonella and E. coli, bacteria’s that can lead them to food poisoning. Avoid feeding them uncooked meat for their safety.

We might make plenty of mistakes in terms of choosing the right food to eat but learning from these tips will definitely save and extend the life of your feline’s friend.

 

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