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Here's a good cat food nutrition tip - Table scraps should be used as treats, not the main course in your kitty's diet. I recommend no more than a Tablespoon of scraps at a time.
Suggested scraps are: Meats without bones, cooked vegetables, cooked grains, and brown rice.
TABLE SCRAPS YOU SHOULD NOT GIVE YOUR KITTY: Corn is very difficult for our pets to digest. Chocolate has chemicals that are toxic to almost all pets.
Sweets are not good for our kitties, since their systems are not desgined to process the sugars as easily as human bodies.
Bones, cooked or raw, are a definite NO-NO.
There is a movement to feed pets raw uncooked meat-bones included, but my vet tech lost a puppy from a perferated colon when he couldn't properly chew and digest a bone. My parents lost a Siamese when she choked on a pork chop bone.
It is safer to not let your cat or kitten have bones, unless they are ground to a fine mush or powder.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|