We all love cheese. We want cheese in everything because the texture, the flavor and the health benefits of cheese can’t be found in any other food. You might have noticed that while eating a ham-and-Swiss sandwich or eating a salad with cheese cubes in it, your cat is gazing at you with hungry eyes.
Your cat wants you to throw a piece of sandwich or some salad onto it.
Your cat needs that amazing food that you are eating, but wait…You need to confirm whether your cat can eat cheese or not.
Can I give my cat cheese?
You just can’t feed anything to your cat just because you think it’s safe for you. What’s safe for you might or might not be safe for your cat.
Cheese and cat don’t go well together because cats are carnivores and it is better if the only meat is served to cats. But, serving meat all the time is not that economical for cat owners. Cats need protein and when cheese is compared to meat in terms of protein content, the cheese stands nowhere.
The cheese got milk, cream and fat, which is not that good for cats.
You must have heard about the cat family, so have you seen lions, leopard, cheetah and jaguar looking for a source of milk? Of course not, they hunt for animals because they want meat.
Cheese is made up of milk and cream, which can upset the gastrointestinal system of the cat. There are many cats that are lactose intolerant, so when cheese is consumed by them, it can result in unpleasant outcomes like diarrhea, vomiting or both.
The decision of whether to feed your cat cheese depends upon the cat likeness for cheese. If your cat like eating cheese, then you can offer it, but in a limited quantity. Give cheese as a treat so that your cat doesn’t become habitual.
Cheese is not good for cats if given on a daily basis.
Cheese has got a high percentage of fat, salt, and other spices. Also, it has got milk, which can also give stomach issues. It doesn’t matter if it is the home-made cheese or those processed cheese that are being sold on the market, cats should not have them regularly.
TIPS!!! If your cat is on medication, and it doesn’t like to take the pill, then you can wrap that pill in the cheese and get it to take it. In that way, cheese can be given.
There are some food items that can be given regularly, and then there are certain items that should be given twice or thrice a week, but when it comes to cheese, then it should be given once or twice a month.
If your motive is to make cat familiar with the flavor and the taste of cheese, then you can have your cat eat cheese, otherwise, there is no valid reason for making your cat eat cheese as there is nothing it could get from cheese more than meat.
You can consult your veterinarian in order to have his/her say as to whether you’d serve cheese to your cat or not. If the veterinarian says ‘yes’, then you can serve cheese, otherwise, just don’t.
If your cat likes cheese, then as I have mentioned above, just serve it a couple of times in a month and not more than that.