Have you recently adopted a cat or brought home a kitten for fostering? As a paw-rent, it’s important to provide for every aspect of her life. This includes preparing a safe, designated space for her, and mentally stimulating her through toys. Preparing nourishing meals is also essential since what she eats greatly affects her growth… Continue reading Which nuts and seeds can your cat eat? [We reviewed 12 options!]
Yes, cats can eat cumin but only in moderation. Cumin is used as a spice in many cuisines throughout the world. Taken from the flowering plant, the seeds are dried then used in whole or crushed forms. The spice contains fat, protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and manganese. Though spices in general should not… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Cumin?
It is not recommended for cats to eat mustard. Ranging from yellow to dark brown, mustard is a condiment that comes from the seeds of the mustard plant. The seeds are crushed and combined with water, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, wine, honey, and other spices and additives to produce the condiment. It may be sweet… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Mustard?
Yes, cats can eat pumpkin seeds. Also known as pepita in North America, pumpkin seeds are edible, oval-shaped seeds taken from pumpkins and other squash variants. The seeds are light green in colour and have a white outer husk. Packed with fat (particularly linoleic and oleic acids), protein, and dietary fiber, pumpkin seeds can be… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Pumpkin Seeds?
No, it is not recommended for cats to eat walnuts. Walnuts are edible seeds of drupes coming from any tree belonging to the genus Juglans. Its seed kernels are typically enclosed in a brown seed coat, which are loaded with antioxidants. Though it is not a true botanical nut, it is considered as such in… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Walnuts?
Yes, cats can eat coriander in limited amounts. Coriander is a herb that falls under the Apiaceae family. It goes by many names such as cilantro, Chinese parsley, and dhania. The plant’s fresh leaves or dried seeds are usually used to add flavour to dishes, giving off a tart or lemon-like taste. On ASPCA’s list,… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Coriander?
Yes, cats can occasionally eat sesame seeds. Sesame seeds come from the flowering plant of the same name, belonging to the genus Sesamum. The edible seeds grow in pods, and are transformed into oil and used as a common ingredient in many cuisines throughout the world. Unhulled sesame seeds come in a golden brown colour,… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Sesame Seeds?
Yes, cats can eat chia seeds in moderation. Coming from the flowering plant Salvia hispanica of the mint family, chia seeds are edible seeds that are oval in shape and black or white in colour. When soaked in liquid, these tiny seeds form a gel-like coating, absorbing as much as 12 times their weight. Chia… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Chia Seeds?
Yes, cats can eat plain and shelled sunflower seeds in small amounts. Sunflower seeds are harvested from sunflower heads, with one head being able to contain up to 2,000 seeds. The edible seeds are contained in hard, striped shells in black and white colours. Sunflower seeds have a mild, nutty flavour and are available in… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Sunflower Seeds?
Yes, cats can eat quinoa. Belonging to the amaranth family, quinoa consists of edible seeds taken from the quinoa flowering plant. It is a pseudocereal that is used in the same way as grains. Quinoa seeds are packed with protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins, and dietary minerals—some of which are even higher compared to other… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Quinoa?
Yes, dogs can eat cilantro in moderation. Also known as coriander, Chinese parsley, and Mexican parsley, cilantro is a herb that belongs to the Apiaceae family. Its dried seeds or fresh leaves are used for culinary purposes, adding a tart-like flavour to dishes. Cilantro is high in nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins A and C,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cilantro?
No, dogs cannot eat mustard because of harmful compounds. Ranging from bright yellow to dark brown, mustard is a condiment that can come in whole, ground, powder, and paste forms. It is used as a flavouring (for meats, sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs) or mixed into dressings, sauces, and glazes. The condiment is made from… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Mustard?