Cats are obligate carnivores; they don’t really need nutrients from fruits and veggies like people do. However, it’s not to say that these natural food can’t give some boosts to your kitty. Moreover, it’s a great snack and can be healthy ingredients to mix to their required diet. Here’s a list of veggies you can share with cats.
Broccoli is a great start to our list of nutritional veggies good for cats. It’s an interesting vegetable with lots of fiber and antioxidants. It’s main health boosting function is improving your cat’s digestion.
A healthy source of beta-carotene, carrots also have its share of good benefits. It’s quite a popular vegetable that people add to their salads or meals so it’s almost always available in the fridge. As such, you can make use of it as a healthy snack or addition to your kitty’s meal.
Purportedly, this veggie is used as an ingredient in many commercial cat food. It’s a safe healthy addition for your cat’s diet; zucchini contains magnesium, manganese and potassium which are essential for a variety of functions like energy production and nutrient absorption.
Pumpkin is another one of the great veggies you can share with cats. It’s great for aiding in your feline bud’s digestion. For cats that suffer from diarrhea or are being restricted to eat hard solid food, pumpkin puree is a great healthy alternative.
Spinach is a superfood not just for humans but also for cats. It’s a great leafy addition to your cat’s diet as it’s low in calories while containing various vitamins and minerals. Just note that it’s not recommended for cats with urinary or kidney issues to consume this veggie.
There are more veggies you can share with cats but these are some of the popular ones that are often readily available. Research on ways how best to prepare these veggies for your cats. But primarily, there are two important notes to follow when introducing veggies to your kitty. First, make sure the veggie is small or soft enough for your cat to safely consume. Second and very important, don’t turn your kitty into a vegetarian; just add these healthy food to their main diet or give it as an occasional snack.
Watch this cat enjoy eating its leafy veggie.