Strawberries are a favourite of many people. Is it true that cats can eat strawberries? Continue reading to find out.
But what if your cat becomes a little curious while you’re eating some fresh strawberries? Is it OK for her to eat these berries, or are they poisonous to cats?
Many fruits are safe for your cat to consume, and you may already be giving your feline buddy a commercial pet food that contains fruit. Additionally, you may have come across homemade cat food recipes that call for particular fruits to be blended or pureed to make it easier on your feline’s digestive system. What about strawberries, specifically? Is it necessary to keep this fruit away from your pet?
Strawberries Aren’t Toxic to Cats and May Have Nutritional Value:
Strawberries are non-toxic to cats, according to the ASPCA, so you can rest easy knowing that if your cat got a hold of one and started gnawing on it, it wouldn’t be dangerous.
Furthermore, experts recommend giving your cat frozen or fresh strawberries, as well as pureed strawberries. The nutrients in these berries may strengthen your cat’s immune system as well as her physique as she ages. However, bear in mind that strawberries, like other fruits, contain sugar, so you don’t want to overfeed your cat, especially if he or she is already overweight.
Strawberries are also a good source of antioxidants for cats, according to Dr. Karen Becker. She points out that this fruit has nutrients that may aid in the fight against inflammation and free radical damage, and so may aid in your pet’s overall health.
Do you want to find out if your cat enjoys strawberries?
Start with a modest amount, whether your cat has showed an interest in this fruit or you’re intrigued to see how she would react if she were presented a slice of strawberry.
You don’t want to go overboard, especially with strawberries as a treat, because you don’t know how your cat’s digestive system will react. Plus, if your cat has never had a strawberry, you won’t know if she’ll like it or not, so start slowly.
It’s also a good idea to fully wash a strawberry before eating it, and the same goes for any strawberries you’re giving your pet. You might even consider buying organic strawberries so that your kitty can benefit from the fruit’s nutrients without risking ingesting pesticide residues—especially because strawberries, which are at the top of the “dirty dozen” list, contain the most of these chemicals when compared to other food.
If you’re not sure if strawberries are good for your cat, read on. Speak with your veterinarian!
Still not sure if giving your cat strawberries on sometimes is a good idea? Consult your veterinarian or a skilled feline nutritionist for tailored advice and answers about your pet’s nutritional requirements.