Many manufacturers include salmon in cat food, and for good reason: salmon is an excellent source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential nutrients such as vitamin D and B12 that are great for growing kitties.
Cats require a high-protein diet, which makes salmon an ideal food choice. Protein helps to build strong bones, muscles, and tissues in your cat's body while also providing it with energy.
However, certain precautions should be taken when feeding salmon to your cat.
Keep it plain: We love our salmon with butter or lemon, but seasoning or flavoring could cause health issues like vomiting or diarrhea in cats.
Additionally, cook it well—up to an internal temperature of 145°F. And again, whether you're steaming, broiling, or grilling, remember that seasonings and oils are off limits.
If your cat eats salmon and is showing signs of illness such as lethargy, diarrhea, or vomiting, reach out to your veterinarian immediately. If they require veterinary care related to eating unsafe foods, cat insurance may help cover the cost of treatment.