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Holiday Treats for Cats

The holidays are officially here! If you like cooking, you may be spending a lot of time in the kitchen, whipping up some delicious seasonal treats. Why not give your kitty a special snack? Read on as a local Flat Rock, NC vet lists some holiday treats that are safe for Fluffy.

Meat, Fish, And Poultry

You can definitely share some of your main course with your furball. Plain, unseasoned meat, fish, or poultry are all fine for Fluffy, as long as the skin, bones, and fat are removed. Your cat may also enjoy some canned chicken in water.

Cat Milk

Despite common misconceptions, dairy really isn’t a suitable snack for cats. In fact, many kitties are lactose-intolerant! You can give Fluffy some cat milk, which is sold as a treat in pet stores and grocery market.

Broth

While gravy is too rich for Fluffy, your cat can enjoy some sodium-free beef, fish, or chicken broth. Many kitties love this treat!

Kitty Grass

Does your furball tend to nibble on your houseplants? Get Fluffy a small pot of catnip or cat grass to snack on. Or, upcycle Fluffy’s old litterbox by turning into a planter for a mat of cat grass.

Deli Meat

Your furry pal may also enjoy a little sliced deli meat. Just don’t go overboard with fatty meats like pepperoni, salami, or ham.

Tuna

We all know what Fluffy’s favorite snack is: tuna! It’s fine to give your cat a can of plain tuna in water.

Homemade Treats

There are quite a few treats you can make for your kitty. Try mixing some canned chicken in water with plain yogurt and a little parsley. Blend in a food processor, and then bake at 350 for 20 minutes. You’ll find more great recipes online. Just be sure to use only ingredients that are safe for cats. Ask your vet for more information.

Foods To Avoid

Many popular people foods are dangerous to our feline buddies. Never give your kitty meat on the bone; chocolate; pitted fruits; avocados; caffeine; garlic, onions, scallions, or chives; alcohol; raw dough or meat; or products containing xylitol. Ask your vet for more information on safe and unsafe foods.

Happy Holidays! Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can ever be of assistance. As your Flat Rock, NC pet clinic, we are dedicated to providing excellent veterinary care.

 

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