• Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Tel: 6243 3282
    Address:
    Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3165 Singapore 470740
    Opening Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm-5pm, 8pm-11pm
  • Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Tel: 6288 3929 (24 Hours)
    Address:
    1015 Upper Serangoon Road #01-00 Singapore 534753
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm- 8pm (Closed on Public Holidays)
  • The Animal Clinic
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6776 3450 / 6777 0273
    Address:
    Block 109 Clementi Street 11 #01-31 Singapore 120109
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9.30am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sat: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sun: 12noon to 4:30pm
  • Toa Payoh Vets
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6254 3326
    Emergency: 9668 6469
    Address:
    Block 1002, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-1477 Singapore 319074
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
    Sat, Sun, Public Holidays: 9am-5pm

11 Cat-friendly Human Food

11 Cat-friendly Human Food


While puppies can make irresistible faces with their puppy eyes, kitties have the ability to make a sad face that’s just downright lethal; it’s only natural that you feel compelled to share the food you’re munching on with your adorable feline pal. Although some foods should never be fed to your cat, we’ve devised a list of feline-friendly “human food” that you can share (sparingly) with your cat.

Eggs

An excellent source of protein and vitamin B, treat your cat to a proper breakfast by serving it eggs, scrambled or hardboiled — you decide. Do not, however, feed a cat raw eggs due to the risk of food-borne diseases.

Cheese

Since many cats are lactose intolerant, large portions of cheese can lead to digestive issues. Yet, smaller portions of cheese should be fine for them. If they show interest in this feline-friendly food, we recommend hard cheeses like cheddar, Swiss or Gouda. High in calcium and protein, small amounts of these cheeses can easily be baked into treats or fed raw.

Bananas

If your cat has not already gone bananas over bananas, it’s time to feed them the actual fruit. Bananas are high in potassium and soluble fibre, but as with other fruits, they should be fed in small portions. Fruits can help with digestive issues but should only be offered occasionally since cats are obligate carnivores; their bodies cannot digest large amounts of plant matter.

Broccoli

Despite being obligate carnivores, cats can sometimes get cravings for greens. Once you notice your cat chomping on your home plants, try feeding it small portions of veggies, like steamed broccoli. This can satisfy their desire and clear up digestive troubles while at the same time decreasing their penchant for munching on (potentially toxic) house plants.

Spinach

Another green alternative to broccoli is spinach. Packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C and K, iron and calcium, spinach is a great veggie to feed a cat that is craving something green. Spinach also helps in relieving your pet’s tummy troubles. Do not, however, feed your cats spinach if they have a history of urinary or kidney problems, since the calcium oxalates in spinach can form crystals in their urinary tract.

Salmon

Often found in commercial cat food, human-grade salmon can be a delicious and tasty treats for cats. A good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon can help with your cat’s coat and health.

Cantaloupe

As long as the seeds are removed, cantaloupes, or other melons for that matter, is fine for your cat to ingest in small quantities. High in antioxidants and beta-carotene, which helps maintain healthy skin and eye health, cantaloupe is an ideal cat-safe fruit.

Meat

Cats love meat. Any type of meat, like chicken and beef, would be right up their alley. A great source of protein, meat is a good choice for your cat as long as it is thoroughly cooked and skinned. Keep your kitty’s best interest in mind and avoid giving fatty portions as kitties do face obesity issues, too. Again, feeding your cat raw meat is never a good choice due to food-borne diseases.

Fish Oils

Fish oil can benefit both cats and dogs. With a variety of options available, including salmon and cod liver oil, the omega 3s in fish oil help prevent dry skin and help keep your cat’s coat shiny and healthy.

Peas

Another cat-safe human food that’s commonly found in commercials is peas. High in fibre, vitamins C and A, peas can be fed either frozen or raw.

Baby Food

As long as it doesn’t contain anything harmful, most kinds of baby food is a-okay to feed to your cat. Meat-based baby foods are especially helpful if your cat is sick. Do make sure to check the labels on your baby food to ensure there aren’t any onion or garlic powders since both can be extremely harmful to cats.

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clubpets Issue 65 | Longest Running Pet Magazine In Singapore
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