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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Butter - yes, no, how much?

Someone said butter is good for cats' coats, especially strays, because it isolates the fur from the rain. They also love the taste, and apparently gives them a shiny coat. Is this true? Any other advantages of butter? If so, how much and how often? (By the way, how often is "occasionally"?)

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 10:42 PM
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it might be, but i'd kind of rather see it shiny from the inside than the out, if that makes sense.

all you have to do is remember that 1 tbsp. of butter = 100 calories and most cats daily requirement is around 200 -230. not that you'd rub an entire tbsp. on one cat lol.

to me, occasionally would be 3-4x a month or once a week. but everyone is different. i don't think small amounts hurt them, and it will help with hairballs to some extent, but they digest the butter so it doesn't always do much good in that area.
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Salmon oil is a better choice for skin and coat health.

But Maggie loves butter, so if I have a bagel or toast with butter I let her lick any melted butter that gets on the plate as a treat...usually a few times a week. But it's not much at all...usually just a few small drops.



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Winston and Niska love butter! I can not leave any on the table or the counter if it is not covered, they will eat it. Many times I have found Winston licking plates in the sink with butter I them.
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