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 food and treats that meet her nutritional needs. Aside from feeding your cat age-appropriate meals, you can occasionally feed her fresh produce found in your kitchen. In… Continue reading Which fruits and vegetables can your cat eat?
The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Containing protein and carbohydrates, peas are vegetables that cats can safely consume. They are excellent sources of fiber, which can help support gastrointestinal health. Green or garden peas, snow peas, and snap peas are the three types of peas that can be eaten by your… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Peas?
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?
The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Carrots don’t just add crunch and texture to your cat’s meal. They are excellent sources of vitamin K1, B6, potassium, fiber, and beta carotene. Beta carotene is linked to multiple health benefits such as maintaining skin and eye health, helping slow down cognitive decline, and… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Carrots?
The short answer: Yes and no. The long answer: Potatoes are root vegetables that cats can occasionally eat as long as they are prepared simply and cooked properly. Cats cannot eat raw, unripe potatoes because they contain a lethal chemical known as solanine, which is poisonous to both animals and humans. The solanine can be… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Potatoes?