Ok, so you ran out of cat food… You can’t go to the grocery right away and it’s an emergency because your kitty is nagging you and hitting his head on the chow bowl like in Sesame Street. Here are some Top 10 Human foods you can give your cat:
Boiled boneless fish like salmon, red snapper are excellent for cats. Also canned tuna, canned sardines, is great to give with your cat but in small portions. Keep portion sizes small though! Fish is a good source of protein.
2) Boneless Meats – Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Ham
Boiled boneless meats can be a a plus for your cat. Also if you have deli meats in the fridge, use that too. But one note of caution, be aware of any sort of flavorings, preservatives and other seasonings as they can be detrimental to your cats health. Cats can eat normal bone-in meats but some cats who are accustomed to chow, will find it difficult to deal with bones in meat, so it is recommended to go boneless. Also any minced meat will be fine.
Some cats love melons! Watermelon is fine for your cat to ingest in SMALL amounts. Just make sure to remove the seeds before giving it to your cat.
4) Green Beans
Green beans are an excellent source of protein and can fill your cat’s stomach quickly. Some cat breeds really love beans. Some of us humans don’t…
Baked or boiled, once it is soft carrots can be an excellent food source for your cat and again, in small amounts.
An excellent green food source for your cat in small bite site amounts, don’t over-feed with this.
Feed in small slices, not too much since cats can be lactose intolerant causing intestinal problems. Any milk or dairy products should be avoided but in emergency situations, a small amount is fine. Just don’t overdo it. Please stay away from the seasoned cheeses, blue cheese, etc. Just plain old cheese will work.
Ran out of food but have veggies in the fridge? Try feeding your cat broccoli. Cats love to eat green leaves, they also like broccoli.
Scrambled or hard-boiled eggs are excellent sources of protein. Make sure that the egg is cooked well and do NOT use any butter, oils or any other ingredients that we would normally use. Just plain old eggs will do the trick.
Cats love to eat grass time to time and will definitely love lettuce as well. The trick is to tear it up into shreds so that it looks like leaves. Cats will fuss if the lettuce leaves are too large, tear those babies up!
My my, all this food is really working up our appetite here at Universal Cats.