Does your cat always want to share your dinner with you when they realize you are cooking fish fingers?
Is it a good idea to cook a couple extra for your cat?
Question is – Can cats eat fish fingers?
Although you are thinking of your cat and wanting to serve something yummy for their dinner, unfortunately, fish fingers are not a good choice of food.
The trouble is that although cats like fish, the best fish to give cats is oily fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel as these are rich in Omega 3 oil for your cats which is good for your cat.
Fish fingers are pretty much for humans and they are fried in oil which is not good for your cat
So in this article we’re going to go into detail why your cat should not eat fish fingers
Some very important information which all cat parents should be aware of
Carry on reading to find out more..
Let’s first talk about why fish fingers ain’t good
I know the feeling when your cat wants something and it’s hard to say no
I mean, the look they give you with their eyes half closed and a sweet meow
It’s hard to say no!
My Tigger does this when he wants a treat and boy he can get to my heart!
Why Are Fish Fingers No Good?
Fish fingers are made from a variety of highly processed different white fish which will not provide your cat with the correct nutrition.
The coating on fish fingers was not designed with cats in mind and could contain something that is toxic to your cat.
Cats like fish, but it is best to give them meat regularly and a small amount of fish as a special treat.
Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and too much can be bad for your cat.
Although cats can eat raw fish, it is best to cook it for them and to carefully check that it contains no bones.
Honestly, it’s best to stick with cat food that is designed for your little kitty
Yes, you could give them human food like cooked fish but before you do, talk to the vet and seek their advice before adding anything new to your cats diet
It’s better to be safe than sorry
Now I know how it is when you’re sitting down for dinner and your little furbaby comes and joins you
And being a cat lover, it’s hard not to share with your cat
So let’s look at what you could share with your kitty
What Part Of My Dinner Can I Share With My Cat?
If you feel that you would like to share your dinner with your cat, it is far better to treat your cat to some shredded chicken – and most cats will appreciate a sliver of your fillet steak!
Vegetables are good for cats too, so why not give your cat a couple of spoonfuls of chopped green beans, carrots, zucchini (courgette) or sweet potato?
They are all healthy and your cat will appreciate it
Again, try not to share food that you are not sure about
Can My Cat Eat Fish Fingers In An Emergency?
We have all done it!
Spent all day trying to remember that we must pick up cat food and then in our hurry to get home, have completely forgotten this important mission!
In case of such an emergency, it is OK to feed your cat fish finger as emergency rations.
Cook the fish finger gently and allow to cool.
Importantly, remove all traces of the batter/ breadcrumb coating and then cut the fish into small pieces.
The bottom line is that fed to your cat as a one off emergency meal, eating fish fingers will not do your cat any harm.
Fish fingers are not nutritious for your cat and could be harmful.
It is far better to experiment with the different fish pâtés, fish-flavored sachets and nutritionally balanced dry foods that have all been designed especially for cats.
The key to success is feeding your cat a quality balanced diet and you will be rewarded with a healthy cat who loves giving you cuddles and nabbing your favorite seat!
Wrapping It Up
Cats love to share our food
You know how they love to sit beside us when we’re having dinner and stare at us in such a cute way where it’s hard to say no!
When it comes to sharing fish fingers though – it’s best you don’t because it’s not for cats
There are breadcrumbs in them and they are fried which is not healthy for your baby
If you do want to give fish to your cat then make sure it’s salmon, tuna or sardines
And these should be cooked ideally
Before you do give any new food to your cat you should talk to your vet to make sure it’s safe and okay to do so
Maybe you could have some cat treats near you when you’re eating dinner so you could give that instead of your food
That way your cat is happy and you won’t feel bad that you’re eating alone and not sharing with your kitty
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