As we learn more and more about the foods we feed our kitties, it’s important that we also pay attention to our cat’s treats. Many treats available at the grocery store are easy to grab and look appealing, but are they healthy? Here let’s take a closer look at whether or not the treats we treat our cats with at healthful or harmful.
Several commercially prepared cat treats that you pick up at the market or department store have harmful chemicals in the ingredients. They use these ingredients as fillers, aroma agents or preservatives, but many of them can cause disease. Chemical preservatives, for instance, have been linked to cancer in both people and pets. Why would we feed our cats treats like that?
A rule of thumb is this: If you can’t understand the ingredients, don’t feed it. Pretty simple, right?
Once we know better, we are able to DO better – so feeding our cats treats that are healthy and yummy is a great tip! Especially for those of us who like to treat our cats a lot.
There are several homemade cat treat recipes that are delicious and healthy that you can make yourself – and that will save you some money too!
There are also wonderful, healthy treats made by reputable pet manufacturers that only include wholesome ingredients. Always know your source. And always understand the ingredients.
Just as it is with humans, we like to provide an exciting and tasty treat to break up the potential boredom of regular meals. Treats are also a great way to reward and/or train our kitties for all the good stuff they do – so let’s do our best to get the good stuff they deserve!
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