Humans often like to share treats with their kitties, including some of their food. The problem is that some food that’s safe for humans is not safe for cats. Cats have different nutritional needs than humans, and even some foods your cat loves might wreak havoc on their digestive system. This awareness has discouraged many cat lovers from giving their kitties any “people” food. Humans are omnivores and cats are classified as obligate carnivores. This is a special class of meat-eater that has come to rely on a diet of meat only.
Cats derive their energy from protein, not carbohydrates. Cats, unlike humans, don’t need to eat vegetables, although some cats will chomp on plants now and then to get a bit of roughage. Some human foods are safe for cats to eat. Once you find out which foods they can eat, you can feel free to share your food with them now and then or to make some delicious treats for them.
An average cat needs about 200 to 250 calories a day and snacks should make up no more than about 20 calories a day. Moderation is important when feeding your cat human food. Here are 30 foods you can safely feed your feline friend.
Salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids for humans. The great news is that it is just as healthy for cats. This is a nutritious treat your cat will love, and you can freely share it without worrying about the consequences.
Commercial cat foods many even contain salmon as it is such a good source of nutrients.
When feeding your cat salmon, you do need to take a few precautions. Make sure the salmon is cooked, because raw salmon could make your cat ill due to harmful bacteria or parasites. Don’t share your sushi!
It’s also important to make sure any bones are removed, or they could get stuck in your pet’s throat and cause choking. Remember, too, that salmon is rich, and you should limit portion sizes to prevent your cat from overindulging.