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Can Cats Eat Nectarines?

Yes, cats can occasionally eat nectarines in small quantities. A genetic variant of the common peach, nectarine is a non-fuzzy fruit from the tree of the same name. The tree usually grows in warm, temperate regions, and bears sweet-tasting fruits with either white, red, or yellow flesh.  Though cats are obligate carnivores that need animal… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Nectarines?

Can Cats Eat Apricots?

Yes, cats can eat apricots in small quantities and with caution. Yellow orange in colour, apricots are delicious, fleshy fruits that belong to the genus Prunus. They may be eaten fresh or dried, and are known to be low in calories and high in essential nutrients. These include vitamins A, C, E, and potassium.  Cats… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Apricots?

Can Dogs Eat Berries?

Yes and no.  A berry is defined by Wikipedia as “a small, pulpy, and often edible fruit.” This type of fruit has a sweet, sour, or tart flavour and does not have a stone or pit. However, seeds or pips (small hard seeds) may be found within it. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, blackberries, red currants,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Berries?

Can Dogs Eat Okra?

Yes, dogs can eat okra in limited quantities. Grown in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions, okra is a flowering plant that comes from the family Malvaceae. It goes by the names ladies’ fingers and ochro, and its green seed pods can be enjoyed raw, pickled, or cooked. Even the leaves and seeds can be… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Okra?

Can Dogs Eat Black Olives?

Dogs can eat black olives, but it shouldn’t be given regularly.  Olives are fruits that come from trees or shrubs belonging to the Oleaceae family. These are processed into olive oil, or cured and fermented then used in many culinary dishes. Black olives are actually ripe olives that were harvested once they were fully mature.… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Black Olives?

Can Dogs Eat Dragon Fruit?

Yes, dogs can eat dragon fruit. Cultivated throughout tropical and subtropical regions around the world, dragon fruit comes from various cactus species indigenous to the Americas. The fruit may come from the genus Stenocereus or Selenicereus, so there is a variety of colours to choose from. The spiky exterior ranges from pink to yellow, while… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Dragon Fruit?

Can Dogs Eat Guava?

Yes, dogs can eat guava once in a while. Guava is a tropical fruit that dogs can consume occasionally and in moderation. There are many varieties such as lemon guava and apple guava, which are both used for sauces, ales, dried snacks, candies, and more.  The green-coloured fruit is known for being rich in fiber,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Guava?

Can Cats Eat Olives?

Yes, cats can eat olives in moderation, but only pitted and plainly cooked varieties. The olive fruit comes from the tree of the same name, which is a shrub belonging to the Oleaceae family. Olives are prized in the Mediterranean region because the fruits are transformed into olive oil and used for many dishes. Raw… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Olives?

Can Cats Eat Dates?

It is not recommended for cats to eat dates. Coming from the flowering plant called date palm, dates are sweet tasting fruits that can be eaten fresh, dried, or stuffed with fillings. They are also chopped and used for bread and pastries, or turned into cubes and paste.  Unlike grapes, sultanas, and raisins, dates are… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Dates?

Can Cats Eat Berries?

Yes, cats can eat berries in moderation. Berries are a type of edible fruit that have a sweet, sour, or tart taste and do not come with hard stones or pits. Popular fruit berries consumed around the world include strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. All these varieties may be eaten by your pet kitty as a… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Berries?

Can Cats Eat Peppers?

It depends on the pepper variety and how much she is served. Peppers are fruits from flowering plants that belong to the Capsicum genus. They consist of about 20 to 27 species in different colours (red, yellow, green, and orange) and varying capsaicin levels. Capsaicin is an active component that can cause a burning sensation… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Peppers?

Can Dogs Eat Apple Cores?

No, dogs cannot eat apple cores. Apples are sweet-tasting fruits that dogs can eat since they contain fiber, vitamins A and C, and other nutrients that would benefit canines. However, their core should be removed for multiple reasons. First off, the apple core may be a choking hazard and can cause blockage in your dog’s… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Apple Cores?