Human Foods That Are Safe for Cats

Human Foods That Are Safe for Cats

Are you looking for cat snacks that are healthy? Fortunately, you don't have to search further to discover some cat-safe foods to feed your pet.

SalmonA good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon can be a delicious and tasty treat for cats and is often already found in commercial cat food. Be sure not to add any spices because some of those can be dangerous for cats!

Spinach Full of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, and K, iron, and calcium, spinach can be a healthy, cat-friendly treat

Cantaloupe - High in antioxidants and beta-carotene, which helps maintain healthy skin and eye health, cantaloupe is one of several cat-safe fruits.

Eggs Another good source of protein and B vitamins, eggs are safe for cats to eat. In order to reduce the risk of foodborne diseases, be sure to cook any eggs you feed your cat.

Chicken -  A good source of lean protein, chicken can be a great choice for your cat, as long as it is cooked thoroughly and the skin, which can be fatty, is removed. Chicken is another ingredient often found in commercial cat foods.

Bananas - High in potassium and soluble fiber, bananas are a cat-safe snack. Although bananas are a healthy treat, they should make up no more than 10 percent of your cat’s daily calorie intake, remember that.

Pumpkin - Pumpkin is not only low in calories and high in fiber but it can also be used to cure cats with irregular feces. Since pumpkin is safe and nutritious, you can use it as a cat treat.

Cheese - Veterinarians recommend feeding them hard cheese, like cheddar, Swiss, or Gouda. These cheeses are high in calcium and protein and can be easily baked into treats or fed to your cat raw in small amounts.

Bread - A good source of protein and fiber, in fact, some cats like to snack on bread, a feline-friendly human food.

Watermelon -  
High in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B1, B5, and C, as well as potassium and magnesium, watermelon is a safe treat for cats, in moderation.

Strawberries - In moderation, strawberries make a “fun, perfectly acceptable treat” for cats. It's a good source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

With all of these, remember that you still need to limit the amount of treats you give your cat each day, even if they’re healthy. Also keep in mind, that when introducing new foods to your cat, you should expect them to have a little bit of gastrointestinal upset. If it’s a food they’ve never had before, their bodies may not be used to digesting it and they can be a little finicky about what they eat.

Give them some variety to see what they like, make sure to do everything in moderation, and avoid any type of seasonings. To ensure your kitty is receiving proper daily nutrition, continue feeding their cat food in addition to any human food snacks.

Disclaimer: This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please be sure to do your own research and consult a veterinarian before giving your cat any of the above foods.