Cats have a lot of curiosity, so they are also interested in what people do or eat. Most of the food that people eat is harmful to the cat, but some of them provide the cat with rich nutrients.
What foods can be fed to cats?
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1. Meat cooked
Feline animals such as lions, tigers, cheetahs, and cats love meat. Because feline animals are native predators, they prefer meat rather than vegetable or carbohydrate foods. The protein in the meat helps the cat's heart, reproductive system, and vision health. But be careful not to give meat containing bone because bones may be caught in cat's throat. Cats can also be sick if they eat raw meat or carrion. Chicken removed from the skin is low in fat and contains a rich protein, which is good for cat health and is also used as cat food material sold on the market.
2. Cooked eggs
"Eggs contain good protein and vitamin B and are good for cats," said Tina Wisber, medical director of the Animal Pollution Control Center (ASPCA).
To prevent cat food poisoning, eggs must be cooked and served like fish or meat, and be careful not to let the shells enter. Some cats have an allergic reaction to eggs. It is a good idea to eat only a small amount of eggs cooked for prevention and to see if they show allergic reactions.
3. Fresh vegetables
Fresh vegetables are good food for cats as well as people. Vegetables are rich in vitamins and fiber, which helps cat health and the digestive system. Not all cats like vegetables. However, if the cat eats vegetables, it is good to boil asparagus, broccoli, carrots, winter squash, and peeled beans. Cleaned vegetables must be provided, and onions and garlic should be refrained from being toxic to cats. In addition, some plants may be harmful to cats, so be careful not to let the cats bite the plants.
Cheese is rich in protein and it is good to give small quantity to cat. However, many cats have lactose intolerance and may not be able to digest dairy products well. It is a good idea to check how the cat reacts after giving only very small amounts. Some cats digest dairy products without problems. We recommend calcium-rich cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, and gourd cheese.
5. Fish oil
Cat food that is prone to dry skin in winter can be a good food for skin health. Omega-3-rich salmon oil and cod liver oil help maintain cat skin health.
Oatmeal is a rich source of energy and vitamin B for cats. If the cat likes oatmeal, it is good to mix it with regular food. Make sure the cat likes oatmeal first and give it a little bit at first.