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Can cat treats anytime be acceptable for kitty? Are some treats bigger than others? And is â€œpeople foodâ€ advantageous for your cat? Here are answers and tips from cat experts.
What Makes a Cat Treat Healthy?
Moderation is key, experts acquaint WebMD.
It's accomplished to augment your cat treats, but they â€œshould be a actual baby allotment of the diet," says Marla J. McGeorge, DVM, an Oregon vet who treats felines only.
How small? Abounding experts acclaim cat treats accomplish up no added than 10% of the absolute calories a cat eats.
Thatâ€™s because a lot of treats donâ€™t add annihilation but calories to a catâ€™s diet, McGeorge says.
The actual 90% of your catâ€™s calories should appear from a high-quality, nutritionally complete cat food.
Cat Treats: Decoding the Labels
Learning whatâ€™s in packaged cat treats can be a bit of a puzzle.
â€œInformation provided on labels could use a lot of improvement,â€ McGeorge tells WebMD. Thatâ€™s because not all nutrients are listed on cat aliment labels, and thereâ€™s usually no calorie calculation offered, either.
To apprentice how abounding calories are in your catâ€™s treats, you can acquaintance the pet aliment architect or analysis with your vet for recommendations.
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