It’s important to be cautious about feeding meatballs to cats.
Cats are carnivores, so their bodies are designed for a meat-based diet, specially formulated for them. While plain, cooked meats like chicken or turkey are okay for cats in moderation, meatballs often contain ingredients like onions, garlic, breadcrumbs, and spices that can be harmful or even toxic to cats.
These ingredients can be the cause of digestive problems, anemia, or other serious health issues. If you want to give your cat a meaty treat, talk to your vet to make sure it’s done in a safe and appropriate way.