I’ve grown up with cats nearly all my life, and over the years learned some foods cats love that always serve as a little treat for them. My mom has always been a cat lover, and because of this, she always had two or three or more in our home ever since I can remember. Though table scraps weren’t a regular thing for our cats, every now and then, we’d give them a little treat to make their day. Here are some of the top foods cats love that you can give your kitty for a nice little treat too!
Open a can of tuna and you’ll quickly see why it’s one of the top foods cats love. You don’t even have to get fancy with it. Just give them a few pieces and they’ll think you’re the best! You can make tuna cakes as well, but be careful with mayo since many cats don’t tolerate it as well as others. Also, avoid spicy kinds of tuna, and stick to the plain kind instead.
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Obviously, milk is a popular treat for cats, but they also love yogurt! Since it’s milk based, it offers that same pleasing punch of dairy milk, however yogurt’s probiotics can ease their digestion if they’re sensitive to lactose. Again, try to stick to plain yogurt and not artificially flavored ones for the healthiest kinds possible.
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If you eat ham, chances are your cat might want a few bites too! I don’t suggest feeding them standard lunch meat ham since it’s high in additives and harmful nitrates that might hurt your cat. Instead, if you give it to them, it’s best to feed them fresh ham.
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Salmon is a popular treat for kitties, just like most seafood is. Salmon’s DHA fats are also amazing for your cat’s coat.
My dogs love coconut oil, but so does my cat, surprisingly. This all around superfood really pleases just about anyone, from human to critter! The mood-boosting fats and ease of digestion of this oil are some of the reasons it is loved and tolerated by most anyone. It’s best to buy extra virgin if you want the healthiest kind of coconut oil for your kitty though, along with yourself!
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I hate to say it, but ice cream is another favorite food of cats. Obviously, this isn’t a healthy treat, but they really do love it. If you eat ice cream, pick an organic kind, or even better a coconut milk based kind. Let your kitty lick the bowl if you want, but don’t feed them an entire serving. They might get a little sick!
Another odd dish my cats love is oatmeal. They love the smell of it and if I give them a bit in a bowl, they eat it up. The creamy factor of the oats is easy for them to eat and the B vitamins are good for their brain health, along with their coats.
Avoid feeding your cats most all processed foods, onions, garlic, chocolate, any kind of caffeinated food, bread dough, anything with alcohol, and most molded foods like cheese, or other fermented foods. Avoid most dairy if you can and opt for dairy-free varieties. Though dairy is mentioned above, not all cats tolerate lactose well and it’s best not to put your cat in pain if you don’t have to. Do you have a food that your cats love that you would like to share?
Calvin Why would a stray cat or any cat lick the creamy sauce up from a bowl of pet food without eating the food parts at the same time?
Calvin We feed a couple of strays 9lives and friskies brands only one of the cats prefer to lick and eat the gravy from the bits of food and then come back later to eat whatever is left to eat. What do you think could be a reason for this behavior?
Don’tlikesharingit Do cats like wet food bc my dad and mom haven’t bought any in ages 🤣
Dr. Uhmmm, I hate to break your overindulgent cat’s lifestyle and all but cat’s are lactose intolerant. This means no dairy products for Mr./Mrs. Whisker’s because cat’s can’t properly digest the lactose which can lead to them showing similar symptoms as a lactose intolerant human would have, or worse! So if you’re deciding to give your cat either one of the high sugar content and lactose filled item’s (YOGURT or ICE CREAM🤦🏼♀️) you’ve suggested, then please make sure what you’re feeding your feline companion is lactose free. Which isn’t hard to come by nowadays with the vast variety of food allergies out there, and lactose intolerance being a big one.
Anonymous Cats are interesting
Anonymous I like dogs
Joan I never like that
Joan It's not easy
Deborah #2 thanks because I gave it to my baby and then I wondered so now I know☺
Crystal My cat loves toast with strawberry preserves on it. I don't give him much but he licks the preserves and butter right up.
CM #1 I asked vet tech for my vet & she said no to canned tuna, there are better ways to get tuna for cats. Yes??
Ethan #3 Cats are meat eaters I know that but coconut oil is vegetable too, right?
Chris #2 Read that cats dont tolerate milk products due to their lack of lactose enzymes, that it can make them sick.
MrsSweetQuack My cat loves sweet milk left over from my cereal, but only certain kinds! She likes licking my bowl left over from Special K, but apparently doesn’t like Pops or pumpkin cherrios. 😂
Tina I took a bath with Aveeno oatmeal bath. I only put half in and put the package on the floor. My cat comes in, sniffs, and starts licking the bag. I dipped my finger in the bag and he was so crazy at it he kept biting me. I thought that was awesome! I guess this will be apart of his diet now.
duje my cats eats chips
sienna @duje: same here
morgan My cat loves mustard, weird but she goes crazy for it haha!
Ladymaat I had a Scottish Calico growing up...she loved cheese, popcorn and green beans...so weird! She would be sleep in another room, but if we were eating cheese, she would wake up and climb all over you to get a piece lol
Susan I also love the kitten on the front picture! so cute!
Susan My cat likes chicken, ham, yogurt, ice cream, cereal (the flakes), milk, and lettuce, weird right? Lol
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Mckenna Be careful giving your cat milk/cream from a cow! They don't have the enzymes to break it down and it can end up making the cat sick!
Mercedes My cat loves PB&J sandwiches. And toast!
Tasha As a kitten my cat LOVED steamed broccoli. He would smell it and sit and wait by the stove lol not anymore!