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How to feed your cat this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for celebration, catching up with family and being thankful. Often this means that we can overindulge, but this should not be the same for your cat.

Avoid giving human food to your cat

We sometimes forget that some human foods are not suitable for our cats. Certain foods can cause serious health issues. Typical foods to avoid include:

  • Chocolate: this can cause heart problems due to the caffeine content
  • Dairy: lactose intolerance can cause vomiting and diarrhea
  • High fat meat and raw meat: increased risk of intestinal infection and food poisoning
  • Bones: these are a choking hazard

By sticking to your cat’s normal diet of dry or wet cat food, you can ensure your cat stays healthy this Thanksgiving.

Monitor your cat’s food intake

Make sure that your cat does not overeat this Thanksgiving. If you have multiple cats, a SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder will ensure that the right cat eats the right food. The pet feeder will stop greedy cats stealing another cat’s food, so you will know how much your cat is eating.

Don’t leave human food out on display to prevent your cat getting access to it.

Tell guests not to feed your cat 

It is great to have guests to stay during the holidays, but remember that it can be stressful for your cat. Make sure that your guests do not feed your cat from the table, or anywhere else, to ensure that your cat has a diet that is right for them.

Where to feed your cat

If you have lots of guests in the house this Thanksgiving, make sure your cat’s food and water bowls are hidden are not located in high traffic areas. Your cat might be nervous of so many people and may be discouraged from feeding if there are too many people close to their food bowl.

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