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What 's your take on feeding an healthy cat a few small morsels of organic mozzarella or meunster cheese daily?

Asked by gailcalled (54536points) February 11th, 2010

We (well, I) have established a pattern here. The packaged treats contain corn syrup and other nasty ingredients; I rarely have juice from canned salmon or tuna; no fresh mice until spring. The dry food, which is high-quality, seems so boring.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t see anything wrong with that and neither do my cats.I just don’t over do anything with them.

phil196662's avatar

And when you cook beef or chicken I make a small burger just for the animals and that’s the _treats- they get.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Mine get a little marinara sauce every now and then. For some reason, two of them are annoyingly insistent fond of eating pizza, spaghetti, chili, etc.

Your_Majesty's avatar

Cat is a natural carnivore. Therefore,Cat can only consume all product from animals. Don’t worry that’s healthy as long as it’s in the right portion. Low fat cheese will prevent your cat from over-weighted.

ccrow's avatar

Some cats are lactose-intolerant, but if yours isn’t having any trouble, go for it!! :-)

dpworkin's avatar

No problem unless or until there are digestive issues. The more protein the better.

tinyfaery's avatar

A little treat is okay, just not too much. I think all cats are lactose intolerant.

Shae's avatar

My cat always get a dab of the cream cheese from my bagel.

MissAusten's avatar

I used to let my cat finish the milk in the bottom of my cereal bowl every morning. Only a couple of spoonfuls, and he never had any problems. I saw a mouse in my basement yesterday. Want to send your cat over here for a “treat?”

Buttonstc's avatar

I don’t see any problem. The cheese is a little treat/snack and not a staple of the diet. As long as there aren’t any diarrhea issues, it’s protein so should be fine.

babaji's avatar

Cats can’t digest milk products…

syz's avatar

Nah, it’s fine. Unless you see diarrhea in the litter box. Then it’s not fine. But it’s probably fine.

Shae's avatar

My kitten was abandoned and I fed her milk, she digested it just fine.

Nullo's avatar

Sure, it’s fine. Even inorganic hehe products.

@babaji Then why, pray tell, do they like milk?

gailcalled's avatar

@Nullo : Are you kidding? Nothing’s too good for Milo (and I get to eat the left-overs.)

@MissAusten: Are you and your mice in Texas? MIlo would be happy to help but needs round-trip first-class seats in his own private jet. Ours is in for servicing now, but I can mail you the address of the local air port. Just say the word.

MissAusten's avatar

@gailcalled In that case, I better just set up some mouse traps. If Milo ever gets a hankering from some New England mice (and his private jet is available), he’s always welcome!

gailcalled's avatar

@MissAusten: Where in New England?

MissAusten's avatar

Connecticut, about five minutes from Long Island Sound.Now I am imagining Milo chasing crabs and seagulls on the beach!

MissAnthrope's avatar

Not all cats are lactose intolerant, that’s a pervasive myth that I believed myself for a long time, until I read a very in-depth scientific article about the domestic feline diet. Eggs and cheese are fine in moderation, provided neither cause diarrhea (in which case, the cat is lactose intolerant). My gut feeling is the mozzarella will be easier to digest, as it is soft and mild.

@PandoraBoxx – Glad to know my cat’s not the only weirdo. I was dumbfounded and highly amused when she stole a couple pieces of spaghetti with tomato sauce out of my bowl one night. The image of her with spaghetti hanging out of her mouth was pretty priceless and one I hope I never forget.

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