Yes, cats can eat celery but only in moderation. As obligate carnivores, cats need a substantial amount of animal-derived meat to function properly. However, they can eat vegetables such as celery as a snack. Celery is a green-coloured vegetable that belongs to the Apiaceae family (the same family as carrots). The celery leaves, crunchy stalk, and… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Celery?
Yes, cats can eat limited amounts of cauliflower. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that belongs to the Brassicaceae family. Packed with fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, it is safe for cats to consume cauliflower as long as it is given in limited amounts. Older cats with joint conditions such as arthritis may benefit from… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Cauliflower?
No, dogs cannot eat raw potatoes. Potatoes are packed with carbohydrates, potassium, and B and C vitamins that can benefit your dog. However, raw potatoes should never be given to him because these contain a toxic compound called solanine. Ingesting raw potatoes can lead to blurred vision and slow heart rate. It can also affect… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Raw Potatoes?
When you’ve decided on bringing home a rescue cat, you’ll need to prepare a starter kit that includes feeding and drinking bowls as well as complete and balanced meals and treats that meet her nutritional needs. Aside from feeding your cat age-appropriate meals, you can occasionally feed her fresh fruits and vegetables found in your… Continue reading Which fruits and vegetables can your cat eat? [We review close to 50 choices!]
The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: High in vitamins A and C, pumpkin helps strengthen your cat’s vision and immune system. The orange-coloured vegetable also contains fiber that can aid in her digestion and help her feel full longer. How to feed pumpkin to your cat: Do not feed raw pumpkin… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Pumpkin?
The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Spinach is a vegetable that is rich in vitamins (A, K, B6, B2, E, and C) and minerals (magnesium, folate, calcium, and potassium). Low in calories and high in fiber, it can improve a cat’s digestion, help boost eyesight, and regulate blood pressure. Cats without any health… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Spinach?
The short answer: Yes, but in limited quantities. The long answer: Broccoli is an edible green plant from the cabbage family. A cruciferous vegetable that can be safely eaten by cats, broccoli can help improve a cat’s digestion, lower her cholesterol levels, prevent cancer, and boost her immune system. However, Avondale Animal Hospital warns that… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Broccoli?
The short answer: Yes, but in limited amounts. The long answer: Lettuce is a leafy vegetable that is often eaten by humans as a salad or added to sandwiches and wraps. It is low in calories but high in water, fiber, vitamins A and K, and folate. Cats need to consume food rich in animal-derived… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Lettuce?
The short answer: Yes, but only occasionally. The long answer: Cats can occasionally enjoy sweet potatoes in either raw or cooked forms. Unlike potatoes that belong to the nightshade family and cannot be eaten raw, sweet potatoes belong to the morning glory family. Additionally, ASPCA notes that sweet potato vine is non-toxic to cats. Sweet… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Sweet Potatoes?
The short answer: No. The long answer: Mushrooms are spore-bearing fruiting bodies of fungi. They can grow underground, within trees, or even in decaying logs. Technically speaking, store-bought mushrooms safe for human consumption are also safe for cats to eat. Just make sure they are not cooked with salt, onion, garlic, or other harmful ingredients. … Continue reading Can Cats Eat Mushrooms?
The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Made from cooked potatoes, mashed potatoes can be fed to your dog only if they are freshly made and do not contain any flavourings and preservatives. Salt and milk are harmful for your dog, so they should not be mixed into the mashed potatoes you make for… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Mashed Potatoes?
The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Cats are obligate carnivores, so their diet must consist mainly of animal-derived meat in order to stay healthy. They can enjoy snacking on certain vegetables occasionally, as long as these are prepared properly. Gary Richter, DVM tells Rover, “Pet owners can always try to give vegetables to… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Vegetables?