What Human Foods Can Your Cat Eat?

During the holiday season we see lots of articles about what foods your pets shouldn’t eat. We thought we’d take the opposing view and talk about humans foods that are safe for your cat!
cats and table scraps

Human Foods cats CAN Eat:

  • Fish: Cats love fish and it is an excellent source of protein and other nutrients. Just be wary of too much fish as it can be high in mercury.
  • Meat: Cats are carnivores and do best on a diet that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates.
  • Veggies: Cats can also eat vegetables and they can be used as a filler that is low in calories, but high in bulk so your ‘starving’ cat won’t be so hungry.
  • Eggs. No, not eggnog, but just a simple egg is a good protein source for your cat.
  • Cheese. Not only mice love cheese, but cats do too!
  • Baby food. I know it seems odd, but it’s easy for your cat to digest, well balanced and simple to prepare!


Please note that while feeding your cat any of these human foods as a treat is fine, don’t make a habit of it and be sure to adjust the portion size of their regular meal if you are feeding them these high calorie treats.

Additional Resources

Human Foods Safe for Cats
5 Human Foods Cats Can Eat
Cats 101: 12 Human Foods That Are Safe For Cats


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  1. We don’t feed cat bro Bert any of that stuff, but he steals and eats it regularly! The other day he actually got locked in the pantry and chewed into boxes of food items! Unstoppable!
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  2. Samantha tries to get into anything left on the kitchen counter! (she and Emma’s Bert might get along well). Conrad jumps right in to lick our dinner plates too. But other than that they don’t really eat any human food. I do give them the juice from a tuna can. Our late cat Don Juan used to love to eat popcorn….seriously.
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  3. We may be strange, but we don’t really like peoples food. Well, ‘cept whipped cream…Wally loves that stuff.
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  4. What a great list of foods a kitty can eat on the special day.
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