Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they need meat in order to stay healthy. Your cat should already be eating a high quality whole meat-based diet, but when it’s time for a treat, Kit Cat Purr Puree Chicken & Salmon
you can supplement that diet with some extra meaty tidbits from your own fridge or freezer. Here are some tips to keep in mind when deciding what to give him.
Small pieces of cooked chicken, turkey, beef, venison or fish make excellent cat treats.
Be sure to trim the fat from meat or poultry, and make absolutely sure it’s free of cooked bones; they’re sharp and splinter easily.
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Raw meat and poultry tidbits are another alternative, although some people may prefer not to use raw meat for treats due to the hand-washing and cleanup required after handling it. Again, trim away excess fat.
Small raw bones are another great cat treat, but it’s important to give your kitty the right kind. The soft bones from a tin of salmon are a good choice.
Raw chicken necks are another option, and some people also give their cats raw chicken wings. These not only make delectable treats for most cats,
but they also help keep their teeth and gums in good health. It’s a good idea to supervise your cat when he’s eating necks and wings.
A bit of tinned fish makes a good treat as long as it’s packed in water and doesn’t contain additives – look for products that are free of added salt.
Keep in mind that the things we typically consider treats – such as candy, potato chips and baked goods – are a no-no for your cat. They’re too high in carbs, fat, sugar and salt.
Don’t give your cat foods like crackers or bits of bread. They’re high in carbs and can lead to weight gain.