Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.
Valentine's Day Treats for Your Cat
Your slideshow will start shortly.
Be Mine, Valentine
So you’ve got a feline valentine. Far superior to the human variety in many ways. The one setback to your cat valentine, however, is the age-old question of what to get them. The traditional options, chocolate and candy, are dangerous for cats (and dogs), and are therefore out of the question. But what then? Here are five healthy Valentine’s Day treat ideas for your cat…
#5 Baked Tuna Hearts
Use canned tuna, form it into little hearts and bake in the oven until warm for heart-shaped treat cats will love. You can even mix in a little catnip for extra oomph. Just remember that, as with anything, these treats should be ingested in limited quantities. Large amounts of fat, sugar, or something your cat is not used to, can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, or indigestion.
#4 Mashed Frozen Banana
Mashed frozen banana has been touted as a healthy ice cream alternative for vegans, and is a perfectly safe treat for cats. It is best to slice the banana first, then freeze it. From there, either use a food processor to whip it together, or wait until it has thawed slightly and use a spoon to mash it.
#3 Heart-Shaped Melon Slices
Fresh cantaloupe or watermelon (without the seeds) can be a wonderful, healthful treat for cats. The colors of both these melons are very Valentine’s Day appropriate, and slicing it into heart-shapes makes them even more so.
#2 Carob-Dipped Strawberries
Carob is a safe chocolate alternative for dogs and cats. Melt down some carob chips and dip strawberries into it for a delicious chocolate-covered strawberry alternative your cat will love.
#1 Grilled Pink Salmon
Grill up your cat some yummy pink salmon this Valentine’s Day. It’s pink in color, so it is holiday appropriate, and it’s fishy, so your cat will gobble it up!
Additional SlideshowsWhat's New Dog Cat
|Six Tips for Treating Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats||The Five Stages of Heartworm Disease in Pets||5 Common Causes of Hair Loss in Dogs||7 Common Bug Bites on Dogs and Cats||4 Reasons Your Dog Rolls in Grass|
|Eight Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Pet||Ten Signs Your Pet May Have Behavioral Issues||What Does Made in the USA Mean for Pet Food?||Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet (and You)||The 5 Stages of Heartworm Disease in Pets|
|Does My Cat Have Ticks?||4 Ways Food Can Promote Mobility for Cats||Can Flea & Tick Preventives for Dogs Be Used on Cats?||Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet (and You)||Are You Overfeeding Your Cat?|