Not so long ago, when pet food was not such a profitable industry, owners of cats or dogs simply shared what they ate with their four-legged friends. Cats being carnivores, the rule was therefore to give them meat regularly in order to ensure that they had the healthiest possible diet.
Today, however, the question arises for many people. If cat food can be more nutritious in some cases (especially for kittens), studies also show that composing your cat’s meals with 20% fresh products can reduce the risk of disease by 90%!
Be careful, however, not to give them everything and anything. Here are 4 foods you can safely share with your cat!
Green beans are very low in calories and high in fiber. Because of this, they’re a great choice if you’re looking for healthy food ideas for your cat. Green beans are even added to some cat formulas. They are very popular for pets who need to lose some weight, while also needing to feel full!
Eggs and lean meat
Scrambled and hard-boiled eggs are an excellent source of protein for cats. Just be sure to give them some without salt and pepper. Ditto for fresh meat, such as chicken breast or ground beef. On the other hand, avoid deli meats, which are high in sodium and which can therefore be bad for your pet!
Fruits Your Cat Can Easily Digest
If few masters are aware of it, cats can indeed eat certain fruits. Take care to always give them cut into small dice, without the skin, and especially in small quantities. As for human food, our felines will also benefit from organic fruits, richer in nutrients, and without traces of pesticides or other harmful substances.
Preferably, it is advisable to give your cat only:
- Watermelon: which has moisturizing properties, and whose bark can facilitate your cat’s purge process
- Melon, which has virtues similar to those of watermelon
- Strawberries: extremely rich in fiber and vitamin C
- Peach: the taste of which your 4-legged friend loves
- The apple: which will make a healthy and tasty treat
Avoid too rich fruits like bananas, for example. But also citrus fruits like orange or grapefruit, which are too acidic and will irritate your cat’s taste buds.
Canned fish, such as tuna and sardines, is fine for our cats. However, it is advisable to give them in small amounts, as these cans also contain a lot of mercury and salt, which can cause health problems if your cat consumes too much. The next time you prepare a tuna salad, you can therefore leave it a little.
Sharing his food with their cat… yes! But on the condition of choosing well what you give them. Stick to these foods to take care of your 4-legged friend and make them happy.