Holiday Treats for Fluffy

With the holidays approaching, many people are spending quite a bit of time cooking. We’re definitely looking forward to those delicious seasonal meals! Your feline pal definitely deserves a special snack of her own! Just be sure to only offer safe, suitable foods. Read on as a local Wake Forest, NC vet lists some treats that are safe for cats.

Meat, Fish, and Poultry

Your furry pal can definitely enjoy some of that delicious main course. Fluffy can have salmon, haddock, mackerel, cod, founder, tuna, swordfish, whitefish, and most other types of fish. Shrimp, crab, and lobster are also safe. As for poultry, chicken, turkey, duck, and goose are all fine. Your kitty can also enjoy most types of meat, including hamburger and steak. Shredded deli meat is fine as well. You do want to limit your cat’s intake of organ meats, however, as they are only suitable in small doses. Also, only give your pet cooked, boneless meat, fish, or poultry, without the skin, bones, or fat. Hold the gravy as well: it’s too rich for kitties.

Sodium-Free Broth

Did you know that sodium-free beef, fish, or chicken broth is great for our feline friends? Offer your kitty a small bowl, and see if she likes it.

Store-Bought Treats

Many commercial snacks are also fine for your furry buddy. We do recommend reading the label, and choosing brands that only list ingredients you can identify. Meat, fish, and/or poultry should be listed first on the label, and should be the most numerous ingredients. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.

Canned Fish

Canned tuna is one of Fluffy’s favorite treats, and makes a great holiday meal for your pet! Just be sure to use tuna that was canned in water, not oil.

Cat Milk

While real dairy products aren’t safe for cats, you can get Fluffy some cat milk. This treat is sold in many pet stores and grocery markets.

Unsafe Foods

Not all people foods are safe for cats! Never give Fluffy anything that contains garlic, onions, scallions, or chives; chocolate; caffeine; alcohol; nuts; grapes, currants, or raisins; pitted fruits; or xylitol. Meat on the bone is also unsafe, as are raw foods. Ask your vet for more information on safe and unsafe foods.

Happy Holidays! Please feel free to contact us, your local Wake Forest, NC pet hospital, anytime. We are here to help!

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