Many cats love the taste of fish and will readily devour it whether it’s raw or cooked. However, repeated consumption of raw fish can cause a vitamin B deficiency, so it’s worth the time and effort to cook it first.
Fish is not quite as nourishing as meat for cats, although it can add variety to their diet, and is a valuable protein source. It is also easily digested and rich in minerals.
Omena is easily available in the market, by the road side or in supermarkets (the price is higher though)
How to prepare omena for your cat:
- Wash the omena and boil for 5 minutes.
- Drain the water and let it cool
- Serve with boiled rice if necessary (if you have many cats and fish alone will not be filling)
Do not feed your cat fish more often than two or three times a week at most. Too much fish may produce eczema, digestive troubles, and a bad-smelling cat.
Always make sure you cook the fish before giving it to your cat. Raw fish, in particular, if fed too often, will actually produce a vitamin B deficiency in the cat, causing serious disease.