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Fruits and Vegetables for Cats

 
 
Keep in mind that a cat’s diet should never consist of pure veggies. Cats by nature are carnivores, and their systems are developed to include meats and fish. If you're looking to slim down your cat's waist, or are just looking for healthy alternatives to commercial cat treats, we've got a great list for you! Many of the fruits and vegetables we eat can also be given to our cats, however, some can be dangerous and should be avoided entirely. Find out c fruits and vegetables are safe to feed your cat.
 
 
 
1. Cooked Carrots
 
Carrots are an excellent source of a lot of different vitamins and minerals, including healthy beta-carotene. Just be sure to cook the carrots before feeding them to your cat, and chop them up into small, easy-to-digest pieces to avoid choking.
 
 
 
2. Apples
 
Apples are high in fibre and low in fat, making them an ideal snack for overweight or senior pets who may have a lower metabolism. They're also packed with vitamins A and C which are essential for maintaining healthy bones and tissue. Feed your pet apples in moderation and remove the core and seeds first. 
 
 
3. Green Beans
 
Green beans are another one of the few approved veggies that are okay to feed to your cat – especially if your cat happens to be overweight. A great source of fibre, this food makes a good substitute for more traditional kitty treats.
 
 
 
4. Bananas
 
Bananas are a great source of potassium which can support heart and kidney functions. Bananas are high in carbohydrates and the high sugar content in bananas mean that they should be given sparingly. When sliced into reasonable sizes this can make a good occasional treat.
 
 
 
5. Blueberries
 
Similar to their benefits in humans, blueberries can help prevent cell and tissue damage because of their antioxidant properties. In addition to being a good source of fibre and Vitamin C, blueberries may lessen the chances of your cat developing urinary tract infections and have been shown to improve night vision.
 
 
 
6. Broccoli
 
Steamed broccoli is an easy way to distract your cat from chewing on any of the other tempting leafy plants you may have around the house. The antioxidants found in broccoli can also be an added benefit to your cat’s diet.
 
 
 
7.Orange
 
The nutrients and Vitamin C can help cat’s immune system and flush toxins out of the body. However, the seeds, peel, leaves, or stem of the orange contain oils that are poisonous, so make sure you only feed your cat the fleshy part of the fruit.
 
Also, make sure, there are certain fruits & vegetables which cats should not be fed to them. To avoid food like grapes, onions, garlic, raisins, nuts, tomatoes, avocados & mushrooms. Avoid giving them food which they are allergic to & make sure you don’t feed them too much. Fruits & vegetables in a specific proportion are suitable and healthy. If you have a specific question regarding your cat’s dietary needs, be sure to check with your vet before adding something new.