Your cat’s diet is really important. Making sure they have the right balance of proteins and nutrients through your choice of cat food is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and it’s a conversation you should have early with your breeder and veterinarian when deciding what needs your kitty has.
But what about the occasional treat, or foods that you’re eating that you either might want to share with your cat willingly, or that may drop to the floor and get pounced on before you’ve had time to clean it up? Are any of those foods dangerous to your cat, or likely to cause health problems? What can cats eat?
Most cats will be OK if they eat a small amount of ice cream, although they are lactose intolerant and so might suffer from diarrhea or vomit. It’s not a recommended regular treat for cats, as the sugar content is bad for their health.
Cats can safely eat most types of lettuce, and they will get some nutritional benefits.It’s high in fiber and contains Vitamins A and K. It’s also full of water, which is good for cats who don’t drink enough from a bowl.