When used thoughtfully, treats can be a valuable addition to a cat’s diet. You can use treats to reward your cat for behaving well, get bonding hours, and even get your cat to do what they hate doing, like brushing their teeth. I used treats to get my cat to learn how to take walks without a leash.
Can cats have beef liver treats? Beef liver treats for cats are best in freeze-dried form, as raw liver treats for cats can pose the risk of possible parasitic infections and bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and toxoplasmosis. Beef liver treats are highly safe for cats as they contain lots of beneficial nutrients. We will explore that shortly.
Do cats like beef liver treats?
Cats, those finicky eaters who act like they are paying the rent—just when you’re overjoyed that you have finally found the right type of food or treat to keep them excited, they will begin to snub the treat you made or bought with love.
But when it comes to beef liver treats for cats—dried, cooked, or grilled—it’s always a hit. My cat loves beef liver treats and always gets excited each time I get them out for her. You should keep in mind that while my cat enjoys this treat, your cat may not, so it is best to test with small amounts before you make or buy lots of the treats.
Can cats have beef liver treats?
Yes, beef liver treats for cats are excellent, as the liver contains proteins and copper that are necessary for tissue and blood cell formation. These liver treats are best when they’re made by you, but if you buy the treats commercially, you should pay attention to the label and check for possible ingredients or additives that could be harmful to your cat.
You might be skeptical of feeding your cat’s liver because of its toxin-filtering functions, but experts have confirmed that the toxin level in the liver is just the same as that in muscle meats, plus grass-fed animals like cows have fewer toxins in their meats.
Are liver treats good for cats?
Liver treats boiled or grilled by you or freeze-dried commercial liver treats that retain up to 90% of their nutrients, which include loads of vitamins A and B and other essential minerals, are good for cats in small quantities. Your cat shouldn’t have too many liver treats, as it could become counterproductive.
Liver treats provide a concentrated dose of animal protein (especially those made from high-quality sources). Protein supports the development of muscles, aids tissue repair, and aids in overall body functions.
Can cats have beef liver treats everyday?
Yes, your cat can have beef liver treats every day. Treats are meant to make up just 10% of your cat’s daily food intake, and if you stick to this rule, your cat should be just fine taking beef liver treats every day.
But you should know that the liver is nutrient-dense and could possibly lead to toxicity of certain vitamins like vitamin A, which is why you should dish out with caution.
Concerns about beef liver treats for cats
One of the major concerns about beef liver treats is their quality. The quality of the liver used in making the treat is very important. A liver treatment from sources that are reputable is usually free from additives, contaminants, and preservatives.
Another concern for your cat is a possible allergy or sensitivity to beef liver treats. Gradually introduce the treats to your cat and be on the lookout for any possible changes in behavior or reactions.
Keep the amount of beef liver treatment fed to your cat at the stipulated 10% of daily food intake to avoid vitamin A toxicity and an imbalanced diet. If your cat is a fast eater, you can use lick mats. Check out our lovely cat lickmat recipes.
Alternatives to beef liver Treats for cats?
- Korean pear
- Homemade treats
- Turkey meat
It can be tough at times to figure out what cats love to eat, as cats are individuals, and what one cat may like, another may not, but being creative will help you figure out the things your cat will love to eat instead of beef liver treats.