Normal cat food supplies your cat with all the nutrients that it needs. But on those days when you run out of cat food or your cat is acting picky and not eating its food, you can try feeding it some of your human food. While not all human food is good for cats, there are some which are perfectly healthy and can be served to your cat.
Both cats and dogs only produce a fraction of the omega-3 that they need to maintain a healthy and balanced proportion of fatty acids in their system. They can find the right proportions of these nutrients in foods such as salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, and crab. Cats normally eat all varieties of fish.
Cats are ‘obligate carnivores. Meat is a non-negotiable part of their diet. While cats usually partake in all varieties of meat, it’s safer to feed them lean meats like chicken, turkey, duck, etc.
Rich in protein, iron, and other minerals, eggs are a great addition to your furry friend’s meal. Eggs, of course, need to be cooked before feeding them because raw eggs create a risk for salmonella and E. coli. Be careful to thoroughly scramble those eggs before sharing them with your cat.
Is your cat chewing on your potted plants? This shows that he may be in need of more fiber in his diet. To make up for this, you can feed him baked or steamed veggies such as carrots, broccoli, asparagus and lush greens like spinach, thyme, mint, lemongrass. These herbs are great for your cat’s complete nutrition.
The goodness of whole or unrefined grains is not limited to humans alone. They can be great for your cat too! Unlike refined grains, whole grains are complete with vitamins, iron, and fiber. Next time, when you make yourself a bowl of oatmeal, don’t forget your cat. Oatmeal (with water), brown rice is just as good for your cat as they are for you!
Although cats enjoy drinking milk, a large number of cats are lactose intolerant. But milk products like cheese, yogurt don’t have the same effect on them. So a little portion of cheese, once in a while, isn’t bad for your cat. In fact, it can be used to get them to take their meds. However, if it causes vomiting or diarrhea in your cat then it’s best to not feed him any dairy product.