When you’re down with colds especially during the winter season, what’s your go-to, comfort food? For most people, it’s chicken soup. Aside from the warmth and the hydration chicken soup gives, it’s main ingredient – chicken meat – provides added health benefits too.
Chicken meat can be a great source of protein, which helps repair cells and tissues. It‘s also rich in the amino acid cysteine, which helps clear mucus.
Like us humans, cats can also benefit from the nutrients found in chicken. Here’s why you should feed chicken meat to your feline babies.
What makes chicken meat good for cats?
Cats being obligate carnivores, they need a quality source of animal protein in their diet to survive.
Chicken, as a lean and low-calorie meat that‘s rich in protein, fits the bill!
This easy-to-digest meat can provide your fur-baby with short bursts of energy, which is ideal for a quick round of playing or walking outside.
High–quality chicken meat is also rich in Omega-6, which helps maintain healthy skin, coat, and muscles. Likewise, the vitamins and minerals found in chicken also help support and strengthen your cat’s immune system.
Is it okay to give raw chicken meat to your cat?
Raw chicken meat may have lots of nutrients that are beneficial for your cat, but it’s safer not to give him anything that’s raw to avoid bacterial contamination and food poisoning due to salmonella or E. coli.
Instead, cut up small pieces of lightly-salted, boiled chicken meat and top it up on your cat’s favorite dry food (like Wishbone Roost) to make mealtimes more interesting.
And if you‘ve decided to feed chicken meat to your cat, remember to check its source first. Ensure that it’s from a cage-free source that has no artificial growth hormones, antibiotics, and steroids to protect your cat’s overall health and prevent any unexpected allergies.
Goodness in every bite
Pamper your cat with the farm-inspired goodness of Wishbone Roost grain-free dry cat food!
Made with premium quality New Zealand cage-free chicken, Wishbone Roost’s exquisite formula has 90% protein from chicken and fish, blended with herbal botanicals like basil, rosemary, and thyme – an aromatic treat that can satisfy your cat’s senses and his carnivorous tastes.
Wishbone uses an all-natural and grain-free recipe and you can be assured that all Wishbone products contain no corn, fillers, soy, wheat, by-products, artificial colors, preservatives, or flavorings.
So remember, for those cold days, grab yourself some chicken soup and serve up some Wishbone Roost for your feline babies, and create more memories together. Because pets truly are family.