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Can My Cat Eat: Human Food Edition

April 05, 2021

Can My Cat Eat: Human Food Edition

Although much of the food that you eat may be safe for your cat, it's important that you think about those choices first. Remember, your cat is a cat and has different biology than you do. What is great for you could make your cat sick.

Can Cats Eat Human Food?

Yes, cats can eat some human foods. It just depends on what that food is and how much they try to eat. If you let your cat eat human food, make sure that you feed them an appropriately sized portion and avoid anything that makes your cat sick. When in doubt, give them the good stuff.

What Human Food Can Cats Eat?

Knowing that cats can eat human food, it is best to focus on simple, unprepared foods if possible.

Can My Cat Eat Cheese?

Your cat can eat cheese but in limited amounts. Most cats are lactose-intolerant, so giving them enough cheese will make them sick.

Can My Cat Eat Rice?

Rice is not a normal part of cats’ diets. However, it won’t hurt your cat in moderation. In fact, some people give their cats rice to help with stomach issues.

Can My Cat Eat Tuna?

Yes, your cat can eat tuna. Cats need other foods though to get the nutrition that they need.

Can My Cat Eat Bacon?

Yes, your cat can eat bacon. Try to limit it to an occasional thing, (pro tip: our treats are safe for consumption often) though since bacon is dense in calories. Also, eating a lot of bacon has immediate side effects and will make your cat sick.

Can My Cat Eat Raw Chicken?

Yes, it is a great choice for your cat.

Can My Cat Eat Pork?

Yes, but only in limited and infrequent amounts.

Can My Cat Eat Salami?

Yes, cats can have a little salami but under the same restrictions as pork.

Can My Cat Eat Salmon?

Cooked salmon is okay to eat, but try to limit it since your cat may become addicted, literally.

Can My Cat Eat Oatmeal?

Oatmeal is fine in small quantities to avoid stomach issues.

What Food Cats Can't Eat?

Like many other pets, cats cannot have any member of the onion family (i.e. onions, garlic, chives, etc.). Milk and milk products may also be a problem for a lot of cats since many cat breeds are actually lactose-intolerant. Grapes and grape products are also something that cats should avoid at all costs since they are toxic to cats. Anything that is made to be exclusively by humans (i.e. alcohol and other synthetic foods) can be very dangerous for cats as well.

Can My Cat Eat Chocolate?

No, your cat cannot eat chocolate at all. In fact, cats recognize it as being toxic for them and will rarely try to eat it on their own.

Can My Cat Eat Eggs?

Eggs should be avoided although one or two probably won’t hurt your cat. There are proteins in eggs that can block specific nutrients that cats need. Cook the eggs to avoid Salmonella and E Coli.

Can My Cat Eat Peanut Butter?

While the contents of peanut butter won’t kill your cat, the consistency of it might. Do not give your cat peanut butter because it is a choking hazard for cats.

Can My Cat Eat Bread?

Bread is not the best for cats, but they can eat it as long as it is not bread that is heavy in yeast. Consuming too much yeast can mess with your cat’s stomach.

Can My Cat Eat Popcorn?

Popcorn is technically non-toxic for cats. However, it is a choking hazard because of the kernel.

Can My Cat Eat Ham?

No, your cat should not eat ham. Processed meats usually have high amounts of sodium and preservatives, which are hard for cats to digest.

Can My Cat Eat Yogurt?

We’d lean towards no. However, your cat can eat non-dairy-based yogurt. Most cat breeds are lactose-intolerant and your cat will have a very hard time digesting anything that is milk-based.

Can My Cat Eat Ice Cream?

Let’s leave this one in the freezer. Non-dairy ice cream should be okay, but regular ice cream is not.



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