Does your kitty have a sweet tooth? Fluffy isn’t supposed to be able to taste sweetness, but she apparently never got that memo. Quite a few of our feline patients love eating things like cake, cookies, and doughnuts. It’s best not to indulge your furry pal with these things: sugar isn’t good for kitties. However, that doesn’t mean your pet can’t have some ice cream on occasion. A local Castle Hills TX vet discusses kitty ice cream in this article.
You can now order ice cream made just for your feline buddy. There are quite a few companies making these products. The Pet Winery makes a Screaming Bonito flavor, while Friskies makes some kitty shakes. You’ll also find many squeezable or lickable treats that you can keep in the fridge or freezer. Home delivery may be an option, though of course your kitty’s treat may melt on the way.
You can also make your furball some ice cream. You’ll want to start with a base. Some possible options include frozen fat-free yogurt, pureed pumpkin, or sodium-free broth. Canned cat food is also a good bet. You can also use baby food, but you will need to check the ingredients first, and make sure it doesn’t contain anything that isn’t safe for your furry little pal.
Once you’ve picked a base, you can customize your kitty’s snack to suit her taste. You can add shredded meat, fish, or chicken. Small bits of kibble or kitty treats are also fine.
Ice cream isn’t the only cold snack you can make your feline friend. You can also combine cold canned tuna with shaved ice in a blender. Or, drizzle tuna juice over ice. Fluffy may also enjoy small cubes of frozen sodium-free broth. You can even put canned food in a blender with water or broth, and freeze that. At the end of the day, it’s really going to be a matter of trying different things, and seeing what your furry friend likes best. The main thing is to stick with safe foods. Never let your furball have garlic or onions, grapes or raisins, raw dough or yeast, grapes or raisins, chocolate, avocado, or anything that contains xylitol. Ask your vet for specific advice.
Do you have questions about your kitty’s health or care? Contact us, your local Castle Hills, TX pet clinic, anytime!