What Kind Of Human Food Can You Feed Cats?


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wilbert u can call me sue Profile
Cats are very finnikey, so best not to feed them human food, as their stomachs may become upset, but in an emergency, if you ran out of cat food, you can always give them a tin of tuna or other fish.  But beware, as they may grow to like this and will not return to regular cat food.  In a bind, my friends once made scrambled eggs for his cats as he was concerned because he was out of cat food.  This you should not make a habit of, a once in a blue moon treat till you can get to the store.  Also, cow's milk is one of the worst things you can give to a cat, cause it is made for a cows digestive system and is very hard on cats unlike popular belief
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
They can have a little once in a while, they can eat chicken, absolutely no bones though, it splinters in their throats, and they can have fish, beef, and pork, but you don't want to feed it to them before they are at least 3 months old. You want to start them on soft food at about 6 weeks old, and then you want to start introducing the solids a little at a time, as they need to let their teeth adjust to the hard food. The food is formulated for them so that they are getting all the nourishment that they need from that. Hope this helps you out.
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Anonymous answered
It's best to feed them none, but ham, or meat that has natural products on it is ok, they also like cheese, but make sure it is natural.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well I have kittens by my house often and I feed them farina like the people food and they like it its safe also you just add warm water mix it together and there you go just give it to them
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Anonymous answered

Most of your kitty's diet should be a nutritionally complete cat food, but you can give
them a treat from your plate every once in a while. You just need to know how
to choose feline-friendly snacks with nutrients they need. And if you do give
them fish, be sure it isn't raw.

Cats are meat eaters, plain and simple. They have to have protein from meat for a strong heart, good vision, and a healthy reproductive system. Cooked beef, chicken, turkey, and small amounts of lean deli meats are a great way to give them that. Raw or spoiled meat could make your cat sick. If you wouldn't eat it, don't give it to your pet.

Whole Grains
Oats have a lot of protein per calorie, and they're easy to make. Many cats like corn, and polenta, a coarsely ground cornmeal, has a good texture for them. You can try brown rice, barley, and wheat berries, but you may need to mash them first. Cats tend to like smaller grains like millet and couscous. Just make sure any grains you give are cooked so your kitty can digest them fully. Whole wheat breadcrumbs are OK, too.


Fish have a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, which help your cat's eyes stay sharp as well as help with arthritis, kidney disease, and heart disorders. Canned or cooked fish is fine for a treat. But don't share your shashimi or sushi with raw fish. Raw fish in general isn't a good idea.


Cheese is a high-protein snack that's fine for your cat in small amounts. But the protein in cheese is less "complete" than the kind in meat, fish, and eggs. Also, many cats' tummies can't handle dairy, so go easy on the cheesy treats, and skip the saucer of milk.

Foods Cats Shouldn’t Eat

Steer clear of these foods when sharing your snacks. They're toxic to cats:

  • Chocolate
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Onions and garlic
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Bread dough
  • Alcohol
  • Xylitol, an artificial sweetener found in sugar-free gum and candy

Don't let curiosity, well, you know. Keep foods not meant for your cat in a place they can't get to them.

Answer King Profile
Answer King answered
Some foods yes but do not give your foods like garlic, onion, chocolate ect. Be careful what you give your cat.
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alex hendrson answered
It depends on what food it is but if you think you can feed them it go ahead for example tuna, steak, porkchop, and hamburger meat.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
They usually shouldn't eat human food, but a bite or two of some meat, if they like it, or a little cheese is o.k. But, if you are in need of something to feed the kitty because you don't have the food for it, you can give fish, a little cheese, or a little milk, but really the milk might cause some diarrhea also. I have one of my cats that likes cantelope, lol but she only gets a little nibble. Just remember not to feed it to them all the time. Hope this helps, good luck to you and the kitty.

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