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Foods to share with your cat?

post #1 of 9
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This is Great Great Gramma, my elderly female kitty. She's more than 13 years old (sign at rescue said "9+ years" and that was in 2013).

 

She's the only one of my cats that takes any real interest in anything other than cat food. She loves grilled steak and bits of cheese. She takes a bit then eats it, then leaves me alone.

 

Otherwise, she gets the same cat food the other four cats get.

 

She's getting old, so I guess I'm spoiling her a bit. Vet says no harm, though I realize it's not a habit to encourage.

 

Nevertheless . . .

 

Do any of you Cat Siters share a little nosh with any of your kitties? If so, what?

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 9

Leroy occasionally gets some raw chicken. Sometimes both cats get a little canned salmon in water.

post #3 of 9

Both will sometimes get a small bite or two of pure protein, such as chicken or fish (no garlic, no onions - very important).  If I open tuna for us, they will get a little bit of it too.

Cocoabean doesn't really enjoy people food for the most, luckily.  Casper enjoys dairy but we don't give it to him other than a lick of plain yogurt now and then. Every since he was diagnosed with diabetes, we have become more cautious about his treats.  We're happy that's he is in remission and would like to keep it that way.

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the responses!

 

It's nice to know I'm not super-deviant . . . .

 

I once had a kitty who LOVED plain grilled fish. He'd go bananas when he realized fish was being cooked. The love in his purr filled the room as he wolfed it down.

 

Thanks sivyaleah for the reminder about garlic and onion!

post #5 of 9

A friends 20+ year old cat loved a few licks of canned, light, whipped cream, she'd sit and rest her forehead on the fridge door until said cream appeared. Funniest thing I ever saw. She also shared a few bits of chicken or pork with her, cooked plain, daily treat. Vet said at her age, if she wants it, nothing harmful in it, let her have it. She lived to 22 yrs old

post #6 of 9
Boyfriend used to sit up late at night and watch TV and every once in a while he would split a can of Vienna mini-hot dogs with our kitty. They both loved them (yuck) and it was how they bonded.
post #7 of 9

Wurp loves "grilled mouse".  If I grill chicken breast or pork chops, he gets his own grilled with no marinade.  We call anything I'm grilling, grilled mouse....because when he lived outside he would leave 5-6 mouse carcasses every morning by the grill!!  We say he thinks I'm grilling up his meeces!

Shortstack, on the other hand, will not touch people food, with one exception---biscuits.  He will eat an entire top half of a fluffy homemade biscuit by himself.  And will turn his nose up at any kind of chicken or fish.  I don't get it.  He won't eat rolls, bread, or anything else, just biscuits. Plain ones!

post #8 of 9

My male cat Loki has to see what we are eating at all times to see if he wants some.  He is not as bad as he used to be when he first adopted us & now knows he will get regular meals.  He likes to have a bite of steak, ham, chicken, loves turkey.  Panera Baguette bread (He will rip a piece off if you don't give him some, he's weird) & he is a pasta junkie for some reason.  He will steal noodles from you.  He also likes spagetto's.  Never had a cat that would eat what he does.  I think it has to do with the fact that he was a stray so I'm sure he was eating whatever he could find.

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My male cat Loki has to see what we are eating at all times to see if he wants some.  He is not as bad as he used to be when he first adopted us & now knows he will get regular meals.  He likes to have a bite of steak, ham, chicken, loves turkey.  Panera Baguette bread (He will rip a piece off if you don't give him some, he's weird) & he is a pasta junkie for some reason.  He will steal noodles from you.  He also likes spagetto's.  Never had a cat that would eat what he does.  I think it has to do with the fact that he was a stray so I'm sure he was eating whatever he could find.


That's too funny!  My old guy Wurp has to join us at dinner every night to see what we are having.  If it's not grilled chicken or pork chops, he goes back to wherever he is busy with important cat stuff.  He HAS to see though, before he goes on his merry way.

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