The short answer: Yes, but only in small amounts.
The long answer: Blueberries are rich in fiber, manganese, antioxidants, and vitamins C and K. Though they are considered a superfood for humans, blueberries should not be fed to your cat on a regular basis because she is an obligate carnivore. Since blueberries are high in sugar and low in protein and fat, they don’t provide her with the vital nutrients she needs to thrive.
How to feed blueberries to your cat: Wash a piece of blueberry thoroughly under cold running water to remove dirt, bacteria, and molds. Make your cat eat a small slice of blueberry first. Observe her body’s reactions in the next 24 hours. If there are no noticeable changes, you can increase her intake to 1 to 3 pieces in a day.
Do not feed her too many blueberries regularly or it might cause diabetes and obesity. Symptoms of feline diabetes include excessive thirst, constant urination, lack of appetite, inability to jump, and vomiting.
Here are three ideas for blueberry treats your cat will love:
- Chill a few blueberries and serve it to her mashed on a hot day.
- Bake homemade tuna and blueberry scones for your cat.
- Place chopped blueberries over your cat’s meal.
In summary: Blueberries may be enjoyed by your cat as long as they are fed to her in moderation and do not go beyond her daily requirements. Cats can consume fresh or cooked blueberries, and will appreciate the interesting texture of the fruit. Aside from blueberries, discover which human food cats can safely consume in our “can cats eat” category.