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Rich in nutrients, is it safe and good for cats to eat tempeh?

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KONTAN.CO.ID – Tempe is a food that is processed from soybean seeds. The price is quite cheap and easy to find in Indonesia. Tempe has many nutrients for the human body, especially protein.

The protein content in tempeh makes some people think that this human food is also good for cats. But it turns out, there is still a dangerous side, Moms. Although tempeh is not toxic to cats.

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Reporting from my Animal.com, it’s okay to let cats eat tempeh or tofu. Because both of these foods have high nutrition. In addition, tempeh is a component of plant foods, just like gadung which is widely used to make packaged cat food.

However, you still can’t replace the main food with tempeh. Because, after all, cats are still carnivores.

Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that cats can only eat meat. When he eats anything other than meat, the cat’s body will not absorb the nutrients from the food he eats. If the cat is not getting the good and sufficient nutrition it needs, it could become sick. Making tempeh as its main food can also cause cats to experience digestive disorders.

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However, you can combine tempeh with its main food as part of a cat’s diet, such as meat or cat food. You may be able to give tempeh as an occasional snack. On the condition that the cat likes it and the tempeh that is given has been boiled without any spices or milk mixture. Some cats are lactose intolerant in milk.

Although it can not be consumed all the time or replace the main food, tempeh still has benefits for cats. Reporting from catrescue.id, tempeh is known as first aid for cats with diarrhea, it turns out that the bacteria contained in tempeh (Rhizopus oligosporus) is able to neutralize harmful bacteria in the intestines such as Salmonella Typhii which is the main cause of diarrhea in cats.

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