Does your cat look at you longingly when you’re eating? Cats are like us, they like some different treats from time to time. Although it’s not a good idea to give cats a steady diet of “people food”, there are some foods that, if given sparingly and prepared without sauces or seasonings, are okay to share.
This article, which originally appeared on our sister site, myjoyofliving.com, lists treats you can share with your cat.
- Fish. That is a no-brainer. We all know that cats love fish, especially tuna. While it is not wise to have a cat live on canned tuna alone, it is nice to treat him to small bites every now and again. Large portions will expose him to too much mercury, fatty acids and magnesium. Not a good idea. So, you go get the can; your cat will be more than happy to get the can opener.
- Eggs. Yes, whether scrambled or hard-boiled, cats love eggs just as much as you do. However, please do not prepare the eggs with butter or cooking spray. My cat, Marty and my dog, Jessie both LOVE scrambled eggs!
- Cheese. Why do you think cats chase mice? They have the cheese! It is an excellent source of protein for cats, but since a lot of cats are lactose intolerant, opt for cottage cheese or low-lactose cheeses. Again, in small bites!
- Broccoli. Have you ever seen your cat chewing on a plant? It could be he is pining for some greens. Why not offer him some broccoli…steamed, of course. This stuff is great for clearing feline digestive tracts. However, keep the treat size small.
- Lean deli meats. Cats do love tiny bites of turkey, ham and chicken. Just make sure that they do not have a lot of preservatives in them.