It’s irresistible for you to feed kitty from your plate when that little munchkin fur-ball comes with insistent meows and rubbing heads with you. Definitely, that food on your plate smells it so tasty and may boost its appetite.
However, not everything on your plate is healthy for your feline friend’s guts. Surprisingly, there are some human superfoods that your cat can eat. Cat superfoods are more or less similar to human superfoods.
Earlier on petlovesbest, we discussed the best cat foods. Now it’s time for us to get into the Cat Super Foods!
Five Good and Healthy Cat Super Foods
These cat superfoods can add up to your cat’s fiber, Protein, and vitamin intake. Moreover, these foods are very popular and you don’t have to visit a specialty food store to buy them. So, feed your little kitty any of the superfoods mentioned below.
We all are very well aware of cat’s love for Tuna and Salmon. Those oily fish are indeed crucial for their happy and healthy life. However, Excessive consumption of Tuna is not advisable for your cat as it causes accumulation of Mercury in its body. Salmons, Anchovies, and Sardines are best suitable for your feline pal. They are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. You should take a note that, your kitty doesn’t like its fish cold or frozen and served with a seasoning of herbs.
Berries pack the bunch of nutrients which helps your cat fighting against digestive and immunity issues. Furthermore, they are also found as a content in cat formula and cat foods.
Some of the berries like cranberries, strawberries, and blueberries are superfoods for cats and among them, cranberries are the best ones. Cranberries are rich in antioxidants and UTI-fighting properties. Proanthocyanidins inside this berry help to prevent sticking of E-coli and other harmful bacteria on the inner side of urinary tract. These berries also contain vitamin C and fibers and also are used as a general remedy for any kind of pain associated with the urinary tract.
Moderate intake as a supplement of this berries can be super beneficial for your kitty. It contains vitamin C and antioxidants which help your feline fighting Cancer, Asthma, Heart problems and dementia.
#3. Lean Meat
Your kitty is carnivorous and it likes meat so much. Chicken broth, cooked pork, and beef with low fats are the superfood for cats. However, you need to keep in mind that extra fat from butter or oil while cooking can be harmful to them and remember not to add any seasoning or herbs to it.
#4. Vegetables and green leafy foods
Let your cat eat have some bites of veggies and green leaves.They contain iron, calcium, potassium and other essential vitamins.
Broccoli is a rich source of dietary fibers and antioxidants. It is a super vegetable for humans as well for cats too. If your feline pal is suffering from constipated problems then adding a small amount of boiled broccoli can help it tackle problems. Never feed them only on broccoli as over dosage of it can cause problems like diarrhea.
To our surprise, a cat can also eat carrots. Yes, it is not only a bunny food. However, your kitty cannot process it the way your body does and hence it should be given to your cat moderately. Carrots pack various vitamins and Beta-carotene in a tremendous amount. Some of the cat foods contain carrots too.
Spinach is another super vegetable that packs iron, fiber, calcium, and potassium. Iron in it boosts the production of Red Blood Cells. The flavonoids and carotenoids inside it help to tackle inflammation and cancer problems.
Not only humans love sweet, watery, and delicious fruits, your cat loves them too. In many ways, they are the superfood for them. In addition to berries, fruits like cantaloupe, bananas, pumpkins are superfoods for them.
It might be a surprise that your furball loves cantaloupe. It packs vitamin C and A. They boost better fur and skin of your feline. You can freeze a chunk of cantaloupe and feed your kitty on hot summer days give them a comfy soothing.
Banana is a rich source of fiber and Magnesium which helps your kitty tackle digestive problems, anxiety, and osteoporosis.
Pumpkins are a rich source of dietary fibers, antioxidants, and vitamins. In addition to that, any cat food providers add pumpkin to their formula as pumpkins can help felines to reduce digestive problems in general. Hence, to increase intake of this superfood, you can add cooked pumpkin or a pumpkin juice to your furball’s regular meal and make it a superfood.
These cat superfoods have their pros and cons and your kitty’s daily meals cannot be replaced with cat superfoods. In a nutshell, you should feed your cat superfoods moderately for their happy health and well-being. Let us know about more cat superfoods in the comment section.