Why should I not give my cat fat cut from my steak?

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It can be very tempting to give your mooching cat a few scraps from your plate, especially things like fat that you’ve cut off from your steak. Your cat is likely to thoroughly enjoy eating this little tasty tidbit, but there are a few important reasons why you shouldn’t give into his begging eyes.

Feline obesity is on the rise, and excess pounds ccntribute to a shortened lifespan of many cats unless their owners take responsibility and monitor the amount of food they’re eating. While that one little piece of fat from your steak tonight might not seem like a lot, consider how many other times you have done this same thing. How many times have you fed your cat a treat or scrap from your plate that he truly didn’t need to eat?

Not only will you be encouraging your cat to beg, which is annoying enough on its own, but you will also be contributing to your feline’s detrimental weight problem. Cats’ bodies need to be nourished with meat; however, they are not designed to effectively process cooked fats. These unhealthy fats can lead your cat to gain an excessive amount of weight and may even contribute to her developing feline diabetes or heart disease.

As a responsible cat owner, it is up to you to ensure that your cat is only eating foods that will effectively nourish her body. Avoid feeding your cat scraps from your dinner, especially fatty pieces. If you want to give him meat, then it’s advisable to cut up a few pieces of lean meat when it is raw, and add it to your cat’s food bowl. This makes for a tasty treat your feline is sure to enjoy.

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