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The palate of a cat is not easy to please, much less if we talk about domestic cats that have already adapted to a very varied menu that can be made up of dry feed, cans of wet food and even some homemade recipe.
We know that pleasing our feline 100% could have serious consequences for its health, such as being overweight, however, there are foods that satisfy its palate while improving its health. In this way, ¿have you ever wondered if honey is good for cats? The truth is that they generally like it and in this AnimalWised article we show you why it is also healthy.You may also be interested: Can dogs eat honey? Index
- Honey is healthy for cats
- Honey in cat food
- Honey to care for topical wounds in the cat
Honey is healthy for cats
Honey is an exceptional food with multiple medicinal properties, although we must clarify from now on that this does not imply that it should be a basic pillar in the cat's diet..
As we will see later, to take advantage of the properties of honey for cats, it will be necessary for us to know how often to give it and for what problems it can be most useful. Let's see below how honey can improve the health of the cat when it is given proper use:
- It is a food highly energetic, in fact, it is the unprocessed food that provides the most energy.
- Honey it is emollient, acts by protecting the gastrointestinal mucosa and helps to overcome localized health problems in this area, such as feline gastritis.
- Have a high power bactericide, so ingested orally, it helps to fight infections naturally.
- Applied topically promotes healing and scarring any wound or dermatological lesion.
Honey in cat food
Now that you know that honey is good for cats, it is essential to learn how to introduce it into their diet. Thus, honey can begin to be administered orally to the puppy cat from the fifth week of life and up to the eighth week, this is done mainly to enrich the milk. But, when we talk about the feeding of the adult cat honey cannot be a regular food. Then, ¿when should it be given? We must incorporate it in a complementary way to feed our cat when it is sick, since it is very energetic and also helps to stimulate the immune system. We can also contribute it in an extraordinary way when we delight our cat with a more gourmet, fragrant and appetizing food. To do this, do not miss our article with the best gourmet recipes for cats.
You must bear in mind that when honey does not feel good for the cat, this is generally related to its abuse, therefore offer it only in the situations that we have mentioned and in a small quantity, a teaspoon should be enough..
¿What kind of honey to use? Obviously the best option is an organic honey of the highest quality..
Honey to care for topical wounds in the cat
When we use honey topically to treat wounds in cats, we cannot use any type of honey, since it could be contaminated with a pathogen, for example, contain spores of Clostridium botulinum. In this case medical honey should be used, a type of honey that is sterilized by radiation, which removes any contaminating agent but retains all its medicinal properties.
Honey should be applied daily on the wound until it heals, but obviously this application will not replace the proper hygiene of the affected area..