Although cats are extreme carnivores, they can surprise you with unusual culinary tastes. Fruits do not belong to the normal cat diet, and yet some murmurs steal them from our tables. Which of the fruits can be safely given to the crows for the benefit of their health, and which are better avoided? Can cats eat fruit at all? We suggest!
Fruit that cats can eat
Cats may eat fruit from time to time, but not all of them. Below is a list of those that are safe for cats.
1. Green olives
Raw or marinated from a jar, it doesn’t matter. There are rumbles that fall into pure amok just from the smell of olives. Don’t worry, your cat is fine. You can let your cat eat a few olives from time to time. They’re not very nutritious, but they won’t hurt either. What is the secret of olive madness? The smell of olives has been found to be as attractive to cats as pheromones. Because they simply remind them of the smell of cat pheromones.
Sometimes our cat will taste their juicy flesh and steal fruit from our table. Let him eat the peaches or not? Yes, conditionally.
Peaches are a real vitamin bomb, but… like any stone fruit, seeds contain a lot of Prussian acid, so it’s absolutely forbidden to give your cat food or play with any seeds or fruits with seeds! If your cat likes peaches, you can give them to her in small quantities – fresh, peeled and seedless. Why peel from the skin? Because it may contain pesticide and fungicide residues that are poisonous to animals. Washing peaches alone may not remove them.
Under no circumstances should we serve canned or processed fruit to your cat. Your cat’s sensitivity to preservatives and artificial sweeteners is different from human sensitivity.
Similar rules for the conditional administration of fruit to your cat apply to: plums, apricots, cherries, cherries, nectarines, mirabelles, apricots – without seeds, without skin and not from cans!
Can cat eat bananas? Yes, but of course peeled. They are a rich source of protein, potassium and trace elements. They are also highly energetic (high carbohydrate content), so don’t overdo it.
Soft flesh, no beans. Some cats love it. Especially in the summer heat season – such a snack cools perfectly and provides a solid portion of water, and this our pets often drink far too little.
From a botanical point of view, the orange pumpkin is a fruit. In addition, it is one of the most valuable, also in the cat’s diet.
We do not serve raw pumpkin, but in the form of pure mixed puree without additives, or boiled and mashed (puree). Fresh or pasteurized like home preserves (of course without sugar or vinegar!). Not more than one teaspoon of pumpkin puree per day is enough. Thanks to its high fibre content, pumpkins have a very positive effect on the cat’s digestive system. On the one hand, it makes it easier for the digestive tract to pass through the digestive tract, preventing constipation, and on the other hand, it relieves diarrhoea. It acts on the digestive tract like a brush, “sweeping” the hair swallowed by the kitten.
Its fruits are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Cranberry provides excellent prevention of the urinary tract, protects against irritation, helps to fight bacterial infections. It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, delays the aging process, provides shiny coat and healthy skin, supports the immune system. If your cat has frequent bladder infections or litter trays, it’s essential to add cranberries to her diet – a guaranteed effect!
Fruits, which cats are not allowed to eat
Harmful or even poisonous. Avoid these fruits!
1. Grapes and raisins
The grapes and raisins that some cats like to like are harmful to their health – they cause kidney failure. Scientists are not sure which of the substances in the grapes are harmful to the health of cats. However, among cats who love this fruit, both raw and dried, the incidence of chronic kidney disease is on the rise. Of course, your cat won’t get sick immediately after eating them, but you should keep these fruits away from her.
Persin contained in the fruit and avocado seed does not harm humans, but is very toxic to cats – it causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Most of it is contained in the stone, but because it is fat-soluble, it easily penetrates into the flesh of the fruit. It is particularly high in avocados from Guatemala.
3. Cherry, plum, apple, pear and other stone fruit seeds
A cat should absolutely not eat them! The Prussian acid (amigdaline) contained in them is a strong poison.
4. Unripe fruit of tomatoes
Green, unripe tomato fruits contain small amounts of poisonous alpha-tomatin alkaloid, which gives similar symptoms of poisoning as solanine. Tomatin is very poorly absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract. A cat would need to eat a lot of food in order to have a heart condition. However, nausea and vomiting will occur faster than poisoning.
They should be avoided because of the essential oils that can cause vomiting or serious poisoning in cats. After one particle of mandarin, it’s unlikely that anything will happen to your cat, but it’s better not to risk it and keep citrus fruit out of reach of curious cat’s paws. Luckily for most cats, the smell of citrus alone has a deterrent effect.
Remember: A cat is a carnivore and will not live on even the most tasty fruits. Selected fruits from time to time can only be an addition to the cat’s diet.