Squeek is well known here for stealing Lickorish's food and begging at the table, even on meatless Monday, and has earned the moniker 'Piggy Panda Kitty'. Today I brought a baguette home from the market, which we sliced up and had in the living room while we watched football. Squeek jumped up to her usual spot on the couch, that just happened to be next to the tray of sliced bread. Next thing I know she's licking the bread and trying to take a bite of it! I know kitties are designed to be carnivores, but what would happen if she ate some bread? And why would she even think it would be tasty for her???
Cats do have amylase which is a starch converting enzyme. No harm will be done.
I am reminded yet again of Zenobi. I was eating bread and peanut butter when she asked for some. I put a little on my finger and offered as I told her she wouldn't like it. She took a lick at it and, as peanut butter will do, it stuck to her mouth. Well she went through similar contortions to a human in that condition, but what surprised me was that she came back for another lick. She never asked again, though.
What kind of meat is it? If you give your kitty alittle bit it well not hurt.
My dad (cutie lives with my dad and we both take care of her etc.) gave cutie some steak and she ate it mind you it was a very small piuce of it. I do think cutie thinks she is human do to her trying to eat what we eat etc. I know from reading the cat books that l have they can eat some human foods but l'm not sure witch ones they can have etc.
she gets small bits of people-meat, usually chicken but sometimes beef or lamb, from time to time. I was concerned about her eating bread, which she has now taken a liking to. Seems to be ok to give her a little bit.
My Ruby once ate a little bit of toast I'd left on a plate, it didn't do her any harm. She also licks up any bread or cake crumbs if I don't wipe them up immediately. I'm sure it's not exactly good for her, but a lot of cat food has cereals and stuff in it so it probably wouldn't be that bad for her to eat a little bit of it occassionally.
I have to put Yoshi in another room if I'm trying to eat pizza... there's just something about that aroma that makes him crazy! The little bugger will jump right up in my lap and try to get my plate...