How much liver can my cat eat

  • Mochi
  • November 09, 2023

Cats can eat liver, but it should only make up about 5% of their diet. A good rule of thumb is to offer your cat a piece of liver no bigger than their paw.

Is it good for cats to eat offal?
Yes, offal can be a good source of nutrients for cats. Offal is the internal organs of animals, such as liver, kidney, heart, and spleen. It is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, including iron, zinc, and copper.
However, it is important to feed offal to cats in moderation. Offal can be high in fat and cholesterol, which can lead to health problems such as obesity and pancreatitis. It is also important to remove any bones from offal before feeding it to your cat, as bones can splinter and cause internal injuries.

What if I exceed the recommended serving size for felines?
If you exceed the recommended serving size of offal for your cat, there are a few potential risks.
Weight gain, Offal is high in fat and calories, so feeding too much of it can lead to weight gain in cats.
Pancreatitis, Pancreatitis is a serious condition that can be caused by eating too much fat. It is important to avoid feeding your cat too much offal, especially if they are prone to pancreatitis.
Vitamin A toxicity, Liver is very high in vitamin A, so feeding too much of it can lead to vitamin A toxicity. Vitamin A toxicity can cause a variety of symptoms, including vomiting, diarrhea, and liver damage.

If your cat does develop any health problems after eating too much offal, your veterinarian will be able to provide treatment and advice on how to manage their diet going forward.