We all know that beggars can’t be choosers, but kitties will beg anyways. If you find a cat sitting at your feet while you’re enjoying a nice meal, here are a couple of things you can share with them if you really care.
The moment you crack open that can of tuna, your kitty will surely be running towards you. Even though those adorable eyes will always be begging for more, make sure you keep your portions small. Too much fish over a period of time can lead to health problems, such as an abundance of fatty acids and magnesium, and even lead to mercury poisoning. Your feline friend’s diet should not be dependent on canned fish, or any fish at that. Anyways, you don’t want to spoil your kitty too much, do you?
A balanced breakfast is a great way to start the day for anyone! If you really, truly love your kitty, while you’re preparing eggs for yourself, you can consider giving a small amount to them. Try scrambling some eggs up or giving them some hard-boiled eggs as a treat. This is a great source of protein. However, be sure not to include butter or cooking spray into their portion of the eggs (do your best to avoid any type of extras). Also, avoid giving your kitties raw eggs.
3. Deli Meats/Lunch Meats
These are a great and accessible treat for your feline buddies. Just tear off a small piece when you’re making a sandwich and fork it over to them – they’ll love you forever, or until they get bored of you a minute later. Contrary to popular belief, cats can be taught commands such as “sit.” When I was teaching my kitties how to “sit,” I used deli meats to bribe them. Just make sure you keep these as a treat – don’t make it their main source of food. Also, be sure to look for preservatives and other additives in the meats’ ingredients before feeding them to your kitty.
You’re not the only one that enjoys an expensive, overpriced piece of steak. Regardless of how cute your kitties are, they’re carnivores. And when you’re chomping away on your beefy dinner, you can give a little bit of it to your buddy to show your appreciation. Keep the amounts small (you know the drill) and avoid fatty portions. Also, don’t give them raw meat. Like us, they are vulnerable to foodborne illnesses.
Tired of catching your kitty biting on your house plants? Try steaming them up a tiny piece of broccoli so they can tame that green craving. This can help you prevent them from eating any potentially dangerous houseplants and help your buddy clear up their digestive systems. But, of course and as always, keep the portions small. If you want to try moving your kitty to a vegetarian diet, consult your vet before you make the switch.