Five “People Foods” That Are Safe for Cats

by VetDepot on August 21, 2014

cat eating broccoli blogCats are known for being finicky eaters. When their everyday food just doesn’t seem to be cutting it and you want to give your cat a bite of something special, the “people foods” listed below are safe options. Just know that all of these foods should only be given in moderation.

1.) Broccoli: Although cats are carnivores and they depend mainly on protein for sustained health and wellness, the occasional veggie won’t hurt. A small portion of steamed broccoli might hit the spot for a cat that’s been attempting to munch on plants around the house.

2.) Melon: This is another non-meat option if your kitty has been snacking on grass or plants. Honeydew, watermelon, and cantaloupe are all safe in small amounts as an occasional treat.

3.) Eggs: Serve a little portion of scrambled or hard boiled eggs to give your cat a punch of protein. Just be sure not to use butter or cooking spray to scramble your cat’s eggs.

4.) Tuna: A little canned tune is sure to make your cat’s mouth water. Again, a small portion is important to avoid over-ingestion of fatty acids and magnesium.

5.) Beef: This may not seem like an obvious choice for cats, but most felines go wild for a taste of beef. Give your kitty a little bite of cooked beef (avoid the fatty portions) for an extra special treat.

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roberta September 2, 2014 at 7:56 am

Can I give my cat a tablespoon of my dog’s canned food when I am feeding the dog? she wants it and tries to eat our of his can.

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VetDepot September 2, 2014 at 8:31 am

Hi Roberta, we recommend you run this by your cat’s vet. Although the occasional bite of dog food probably won’t hurt, cats have different nutritional needs than dogs and should not be fed a steady diet of canine food.

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