Loading... Please wait...

Blog

​Christmas Dinner and Cats – What Can They Eat?

Posted by

Christmas dinner is full of lots of delicious foods that your cats are going to want to investigate and eat. Nothing is safe, so it’s important to know what’s safe and what isn’t for our feline friends. Turkey, goose and ham are not going to cause a problem on their own as they’re not toxic to cats on their own, but that doesn’t mean they should be fed to cats as these meats are a lot richer than normal cat food.

Tiny little bits of lean cuts of meat will be fine, but here’s what Christmas foods to avoid:

  • Meat that is cooked in or that has goose fat, stuffing or gravy in or on top of it. These are not suitable for cats. Keep the meat unseasoned and remember to reduce the amount of normal food you give to the cat to compensate for the ‘Christmas dinner’.
  • Onions are a big fat no-no. Onions are found in Christmas dinners, even if it’s just the stuffing. Onions are highly toxic to all cats and therefore they need to be avoided at all costs. Eating onions can result in anaemia and in bad cases can lead to death. Therefore, take extra care when feeding the cat from the Christmas plate and remember to keep all foods covered and away from curious cats that might be lurking in the kitchen.
  • Don’t let your cat lick any cranberry sauce as it’s too sugary.
  • Bacon is a high fat food, along with chestnuts and they’re not suitable to feed to cats.
  • Be careful of chocolates, they are toxic to cats, not as severely as it is for dogs, but it can still cause problems such as vomiting, diarrhoea, extreme thirst and seizures.
  • Potatoes both raw and mashed or roasted should all be avoided.

Christmas Foods Your Cat Can Eat (in moderation)

  • 1.Lean slithers of meat such as turkey and chicken
  • 2.Sprouts
  • 3.Swedes
  • 4.Carrots
  • 5.Parsnip

These goods are okay in moderation so there’s no reason why your cat can’t enjoy some interesting and delicious treats this Christmas. Share your festive kitty pics with us over on the ProtectaPet Facebook page.

​Autumn Tips for Kitties

Autumn is here, it’s feeling very cold (a lot more like winter in many areas) the evenings are darker and we’re all enjoying our home comforts. Cats are much like us too, you may have noticed your cat choosing to sit closer or snuggle with you on the bed. This is when you’ll find yourself unable to move for [...]

Read More »


​Do Cats Prefer Real or Fake Christmas Trees?

It’s almost time to get the Christmas decorations up and for many this Christmas will a first as a proud cat parent. The festive period is a lot of fun, especially with cats in the house. All those extra things to attack, prowl and pounce on. There are a few risks worth knowing about, but in general the home [...]

Read More »


​Ways to Help Reduce Aggression Between Neighbourhood Cats

Cats sometimes get on perfectly. Cats that bond will spend time together, eat together, cuddle up together and the home will be filled with harmony. Even cats that aren’t in the same family group can bond, although less likely. Most often, stranger cats will learn to tolerate each other, create their own territory or share the same one with [...]

Read More »


​How to Create a Winter Garden Your Cat Will Love

It’s autumn, the leaves are falling from the trees, the garden is becoming bare and a little bit boring. This is the time when we’re making the most of the dry days to close the garden ready for the frosty mornings and icy weather that’s no doubt on the way. For cats, this means their territory will lack a [...]

Read More »


Cats and Fireworks

Cats hate fireworks. Many humans hate fireworks too and we know exactly what they are for, expect them and yet still they can cause stress and alarm, so imagine how cats feel! It’s easy to understand why cats can get alarmed when the fizzes, whizzes and bangs start. Each year, some cats get so scared they run away and [...]

Read More »


​Tips to Help Stop Your Cat Hunting

Cats hunt, it’s what they do. For the regular home owner or tenant, hunting cats can be an inconvenience. No one enjoys waking up to find a live animal loose in the home, or a deceased one on the carpet. Furthermore, cats are blamed for the decline in certain species. In general, domestic cat owners look for ways to [...]

Read More »


​Black Cats and Halloween – Are they Evil?

Black cats are considered by many to be magical pets. Some countries think of cats as being lucky and a positive animal, but others don’t see cats in such a good light. There have been time periods when cats suffered simply for being themselves. In the 14th Century, cats were linked to the devil during the Black Plague, resulting [...]

Read More »


​Does the Queen Need Cat Fencing?

According to the latest news reports, ‘pheasant killing’ cats have been banned from living at the Sandringham Estate by order of the Queen. Her Majesty is concerned that cats have been killing off her game birds. According to the estate website, dogs will be considered on a house by house basis.There are 150 cottages available and all new [...]

Read More »


​5 Tips to Keep Your Cats Safe in Autumn

Autumn is well and truly settling in. The nights are a lot colder and we’ve even seen a few people turn on their heating already! Already the nights are a lot darker so much earlier and it won’t be long before the clocks go back once more. It’s time to take stock, shut down after the summer and begin [...]

Read More »



Any Questions? Let Us Call You.

Sign up to our newsletter

Protectapet Ltd, Unit 1, Canal Lane, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4PA. | Telephone: 0800 999 4008 | Email: info@protectapet.com
Copyright 2018 ProtectaPet | Company Reg: 09051826 | VAT Reg: 190682685