Can Maine Coon Cats Eat Shrimp? Feed Them Properly In this Way

PawperCare Team

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Shrimp are small crustaceans that can be a tasty and nutritious treat for your Maine Coon cat. 

Shrimp is rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc, and vitamin B-12, which benefit your cat’s health. 

Shrimp can help support your cat’s immune system, skin and coat health, bone health, and brain and nerve function.

However, shrimp should not be fed as a main or sole source of protein for your cat, as they are not a complete and balanced diet. 

Shrimp should make up less than 10% of your cat’s overall diet, and should be fed no more than once or twice a week. 

Shrimp should also be plain, cooked, and de-shelled before feeding to your cat. 

  • Avoid shrimp canned or cooked with salt, spices, or preservatives that are harmful to cats. 
  • Avoid raw shrimp containing parasites or bacteria that can cause food poisoning or infections in your cat.

If you want to feed your cat shrimp, you can also look for commercial cat foods containing shrimp. 

These cat foods are fortified with other nutrients that your cat needs, and they are certified by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) as complete and balanced for your cat’s life stage.

How about raw shrimp?

You can check out our other post about raw shrimp:


Can Cats Eat Raw Shrimp? | PawperFood

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