Quick Answer: Do Cats Need Vegetables?

Quick Answer: Do Cats Need Vegetables?

Best Fruits and Vegetables for Cats.

Here’s the skinny: Cats don’t require fruits and vegetables to balance their nutrition.

In fact, cats are obligate carnivores — not omnivores, like dogs and humans are.

This means that animal protein is the only type of protein that fulfills a cat’s nutritional needs.

Is it OK for cats to eat vegetables?

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Unlike humans, cats can not benefit from a vegetarian diet. Instead, serve up small portions of veggies to your cat. Some recommended vegetables include baked carrots, steamed asparagus or broccoli, green beans, winter squash, or chopped greens.

Do cats eat vegetables in the wild?

Wild cats do not eat plants of any kind.

There are no grains (they were, in fact, domesticated to protect grain storage), no vegetables, no fruit and no salad in a wild cat’s diet.

Do cats need fruits and vegetables in their food?

Cats are obligate carnivores and meat eaters. Like dogs, cats would also consume their fruits and vegetables mostly from the stomachs of their prey. Yet, for both species, with a few exceptions (e.g., grapes, raisins and onions), fruits and vegetables can provide similar health benefits as they do for humans.

Is it okay for cats to eat plants?

The majority of plants may cause drooling, vomiting and diarrhea when ingested by cats but not death. If your cat likes to chew on plants, I recommend purposely growing cat grass for them (often found in pet stores); it’s very safe, but can result in vomiting when ingested.

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