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Can Cats Eat Mushrooms?

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?

Can Dogs Eat Mashed Potatoes?

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?

Can Cats Eat Vegetables?

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?

Can Cats Eat Carrots?

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?

Can Cats Eat Potatoes?

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?

Can Cats Eat Corn?

The short answer: Yes, but only occasionally and in moderation. The long answer: Packed with carbohydrates, vitamins, potassium, and folic acid, corn is a starchy vegetable and cereal grain. Cats don’t necessarily need corn in their daily diet because they are obligate carnivores that must consume protein and fat. Unfortunately, some cat food brands include… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Corn?

Can Cats Eat Onions?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Otherwise known as bulb onion or common onion, onion is a widely popular vegetable of the genus Allium that is used to add flavour to dishes. Similar to garlic, this aromatic, layered vegetable contains disulfides and thiosulphates that can do irreparable damage to your cat’s body. Eating a… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Onions?

Can Cats Eat Garlic?

The short answer: No. The long answer: A species of the Allium family, garlic contains disulfides and thiosulphates, compounds which are both harmful for your cat. Garlic consumption causes damage to your cat’s red blood cells, leading her to have hemolytic anemia, Heinz body anemia, and/or methemoglobinemia. Garlic is five times more concentrated than onions,… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Garlic?

Can Dogs Eat Radishes?

The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Radishes are root vegetables that come in a variety of colours such as red and white. They are known for being sources of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, and potassium, which can aid your dog’s digestive and skeletal systems. As your dog chews on this… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Radishes?

Can Dogs Eat Kale?

The short answer: Yes, but only occasionally and in small amounts. The long answer: Rich in beta carotene, vitamins K and C, calcium, and potassium, kale is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. The superfood can be consumed by your canine in moderation, even if the vegetable is known to accumulate the… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Kale?

Can Dogs Eat Beets?

The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Usually red in colour, the beet is a root vegetable that is a great source of fiber, folic acid, potassium, and vitamin C. Its high fiber content can improve your dog’s colon health and help him pass stool easily. Feeding your dog beets can also… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Beets?

Can Dogs Eat Ginger?

The short answer: Yes, but in limited quantities. The long answer: Ginger is a tropical root that can be fed to your dog in limited portions. Before it became a popular spice for cooking, it was used for medicinal purposes by Eastern and Western herbalists for thousands of years.  Fresh ginger is packed with vitamins… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Ginger?