r/cats Nov 30 '22

what vegetables can cats eat ? Advice

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u/PatioGardener Dec 01 '22

Whatever you do, don’t feed your cat anything in the garlic or onion family (alliums). In large enough quantities, they will cause organ failure and death.

Cats lack the ability to produce an enzyme that helps break up a certain chemical in alliums. As such, it enters their blood stream and damages the hemoglobin of their red blood cells, making their blood incapable of oxygenating their organs and tissues, which results in massive organ failure and then a very painful death.

So… no fresh onions or garlic. Nothing with onion or garlic powder either.

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u/I_suck_at_Blender (ʘ ω ʘ) Dec 01 '22

Also raisins/grapes from what I've heard.

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u/National-Cat4059 Dec 01 '22

My cat ate like 25 raisins yesterday and I called the ASPCA poison control center immediately. Apparently, they’re not worried about cats eating raisins (just dogs). My cat was fine, I was terrified.

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u/Philosophile42 Dec 01 '22

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u/jeboisducafe Dec 01 '22

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u/just_chrispy Dec 01 '22

This has gotta be some 9 cats 1 life type thing instead of 1 cats 9 lives.

We must find the others.

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u/I_suck_at_Blender (ʘ ω ʘ) Dec 01 '22

Look at that smug mug. You passed the test.

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u/zeealex14 Dec 01 '22

Little raisin murderer

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u/WhereTheLambZoz Dec 01 '22

the face says it all

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u/owlbe_back Dec 01 '22

Glad your kitty is ok! Mine only like sky raisins… they give the yuck face to real ones

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u/Disastrous-Tadpole61 Dec 01 '22

My dog loves spicy sky raisins. He's gonna hurt himself one day.

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u/curiouspurple100 Dec 01 '22

Spicy sky raisins ? Is that like a code for spicy bird poop ?

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u/Misteriousli Dec 01 '22

Probably hornets or wasps.

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u/aperocknroll1988 Dec 01 '22

Or bees. My kitty Giacomo tried to catch a bee that got inside. His paw got swollen.

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u/Disastrous-Tadpole61 Dec 01 '22

It's bees. He goes insane when he sees one. He's eaten quite a few and been lucky.

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u/pixxie84 Dec 01 '22

My tuxedo too. Spicy sky raisins, butterflies, moths. They are apparently suuper tasty. He dove off a kitchen cabinet last night in pursuit of a moth… I swear he is an orange cat in disguise.

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u/lsrvlrms Dec 01 '22

Such cute face and paws ❤️

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u/jc40755 Dec 01 '22

What a raisan brain

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u/Lovethehatred Dec 01 '22

Also, I know it's not a veg, but no lemon. I know what you're thinking : "what kind of crazy cat eat lemons?". Well, I had to intervene when mine tried to clean up some leftover hollandaise sauce smh

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u/pixxie84 Dec 01 '22

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Lemon and raspberry cake mix… i suppose its my fault for naming him after a hobbit (his name is Merry).

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u/YellingAtTheClouds Dec 01 '22

Fool of a Took

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u/sanna43 Dec 01 '22

That's Pippin. My cat is named after him, and it's very fitting. He's orange.

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u/pixxie84 Dec 01 '22

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I have a Pippin as well! My Merry and Pippin are from the same litter, born under a bush in a park and then raised at a rescue. They are very hobbity and looove second breakfast.

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u/marsbydaylight Dec 01 '22

The second breakfast and the hairy feet- they are definetely Hobbits!

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u/Lexillios Dec 01 '22

yes, garlic , onions, grapes, raisins , chocolate. these are bad for cats and dogs too. both of them get affected in the same way

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u/PleiadesGisli Dec 01 '22

yess is like if one human ate idk cyanide

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u/PaleontologistFit224 Dec 01 '22

Silly question. What if I cook with a lot of garlic/onions. Do the smells do anything? Or only if they ingest it?

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u/PatioGardener Dec 01 '22

Yeah, it’s only if they ingest it. I LOVE cooking with onion and garlic. My kitties are fine. They just don’t get any table scraps that may have any alliums in it.

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u/Catinthemirror Dec 01 '22

Only if they eat it but the sulfur in onions will hurt your pets' eyes the same as yours when they're chopped.

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u/angrydrunkenmonkey Dec 01 '22

I never cook with real onions anymore. One of my cats tears up as much as I do cooking. Just onion powder forever now.

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u/noputa Dec 01 '22

But they’re so different. Fresh onion is nothing like onion powder..

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u/nobinibo Dec 01 '22

My girl Dragon and her brother Ghost both nearly died when we first picked them up because of fleas and the family was putting garlic on their food to "deter pests". Catch us eye rolling and desperately plucking fleas off 5 week old kittens.

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u/miraculous- Nov 30 '22

They can eat carrots

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u/outandabout22 Nov 30 '22

Yes they can but they should be cooked. Raw carrots can break into large pieces and might choke them.

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u/lilalliecakes Dec 01 '22

It’s not about the eating sometimes, our senior girl begged for carrot peels, just wanted a little spa day, I’d say.

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u/Turbojelly Dec 01 '22

My old cat used to rub himself all over the carrots, but only when they were in a plastic bag. No other vegetable got that treatment, just carrots.

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u/PleiadesGisli Nov 30 '22

true they do it

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

I watched my brothers cat for two months and found out she likes spinach. It’s safe for cats to eat spinach in small amounts

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u/butterballedcarrots Dec 01 '22

I put spinach in my morning smoothies. My cat, Mr. Lynch, knows when I'm making one and comes to sit at the kitchen bar in my apt. I call it spinch for Lynch and he very politely eats it at the table.

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u/doctorprism Dec 01 '22

That’s precious

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u/Novelista42 Dec 01 '22

One of my kitties likes spinach, broccoli, kale, and chard and she absolutely loves asparagus. She’s been known to jump on the dinner table to get some.

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u/LocNalrune Dec 01 '22

spinch for Lynch lunch.

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u/sa130r Dec 01 '22

I eat a spinach salad every day. I cannot make one without Mr. Burt coming and begging for a piece. I can't help but oblige every time :)

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u/Taticat Dec 01 '22

I’d forgotten about spinach! My mom used to make spinach with chopped boiled egg in it, and as a child we had a cat that would do anything to get as much of her spinach as she could. It was funny; my father nicknamed her Sarah Heartburn for all her drama and begging over that spinach.

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u/PleiadesGisli Dec 01 '22

if was good to popeye surely is good for the cats too :7962:

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u/Papayacat0 Dec 01 '22

My cat loves spinach too! Along with Beet greens and the occasional arugula leaf.

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u/Southern_Stranger Dec 01 '22

One of my cats likes a particular type of lettuce, he doesn't eat much at a time but he loves to steal a leaf occasionally

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u/Kuschelbar Dec 01 '22

One of my cats was crazy about corns. My family loves to eat boiled corn on the cob and he would always try to steal one. The same cat also loved to drink tea and coffee. We learned to always put a lid on the cup, otherwise he would drink from it.

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u/IntergalacticBanshee Dec 01 '22

Hairless cat called Avery loved lady grey tea with cream, you cannot leave it out of your hands or she will lap it all away

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u/Dis-Organizer Dec 01 '22

My childhood cat was obsessed with corn, my mom had to stop making corn soup because it was just impossible to eat without him doing all he could to slurp from one of our bowls

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u/booksncatsn Dec 01 '22

My cat loves spinach too

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u/PleiadesGisli Nov 30 '22

good to know im doing soups with broccoli and carrots

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u/didieggs Dec 01 '22

Our kitty doesn’t eat plain spinach, he sniffs and walks away😅, we would like to add some greens to his diet so we chop up a few tiny pieces of spinach and mix them into his wet food, he eats them all. So far spinach seems to be alright 😊

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u/FluffyCatto639 Dec 01 '22

I had a cat that loved Green beans out of a can. Named Charlie a roommate of mine said he was run over / a bit shifty I say!

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u/mybadalternate Dec 01 '22

My cat loves spinach.

She will go through my grocery bags as soon as I put them down, looking specifically for spinach, and then attempt to chew and claw open the packaging.

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u/this-sinner Nov 30 '22

My cat loves nori. I give her a little from time to time :)

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u/kbearclaw Dec 01 '22

Mine too! He is a nori thief, he’ll snatch it in the way up to my mouth

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u/ja6754 Dec 01 '22

My cat when I was a kid would break into the cupboards if there was an open packet of nori- he was obsessed with it.

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u/red_red2020 Dec 01 '22

Yep mine to good source of Iodine, for a healthy thyroid

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u/cekay3 Dec 01 '22

As others have said cats need meat and you are best to stick with that..

With that said..My cat loves humsn food. Especially fruit, to the point we can't simply leave it in a bowl on the benchtop, the apples or pears will have teeth marks and chunks taken out of them.

We'll give him a little piece when we're eating it, he's like a puppy hanging around for scraps and wants to try everything. I Google it before giving him anything. I know no grapes, onions or garlic or any food cooked with either.

Not a citrus fan though.

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u/Ok-Grapefruit1284 Dec 01 '22

I feel like I’ve been transported to Pinterest where everyone’s child eats salmon.

I’m over here like, my cat steals my pizza.

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u/Dis-Organizer Dec 01 '22

Our cats LOVE pizza, or as we think they would refer to it, “meat and cheesy bread.” We can’t leave the box in the kitchen if we’re eating in the other room, and we have to take the box out to the trash right away or we find them licking it

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u/touching_payants Dec 01 '22

Wait, kids aren't supposed to like salmon?? But it's delicious!! I never remember my nieces or younger cousins turning down salmon...

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u/blatentpoetry Dec 01 '22

If the salmon came from a can, no way did I eat it. Still don't.

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u/Dis-Organizer Dec 01 '22

Luna insists she likes all human food. Even citrus. She definitely doesn’t, but if I’m eating an orange she will try to take a lick just to make sure, and last night she started licking a lemon slice I used making dinner before I caught her. She looked up with the most scrunched up face like “why would you let me eat this hooman?” Girlie, YOU snuck up to the counter to take a lick

The first time my parents watched her I forgot to tell them dry pasta is fair game, too, and she broke into a bag before they put the groceries away. Her brother Charles will only eat one particular formula of dry food—no wet food, no treats—but is the chubbier one

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u/88kat Dec 01 '22

Aw my cat Tuna does the same thing. He was raised with dogs so we think he’s just trying fit in with his friends. Like when I give the dogs blueberries, he demands that I give him one too. So,Tuna just licks the outside of the dogs blueberries before I throw them to our dogs. He gives me a DEVASTATED look if he’s not offered one with the dogs. Same thing with pizza crust, oranges, cheese. He will actually try to eat cheese if we let him, the others he just licks.

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u/EquivalentPuzzled Dec 01 '22

Pureed pumpkin ... Also a good source of fiber and helping with those nasty hair balls

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u/Amankris759 Dec 01 '22

My cat love pumpkin!!

I mashed it with boiled chicken breast to cooked supplement for her as she hate chicken breast.

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u/EquivalentPuzzled Dec 01 '22

I smoosh it into her wet food 😻

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u/attic-dweller- Dec 01 '22

idk why but my cats love to eat plain pumpkin purée. no idea why, I tried it once and found it disgusting, but they lick it all up like it's Churu hahah

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u/mx-stardust Dec 01 '22

Yes! My vet has me give my cat a few tb of pureed pumpkin daily for fiber reasons, and thankfully my cat enjoys it! Not like churu level, but I'll take it.

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u/PeachSnobbler Nov 30 '22

I think in the wild they end up eating some foliage in the stomach/guts of their prey so I’m sure it’s ok in small bits

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u/PleiadesGisli Nov 30 '22

i ask to a vet and he told me brocoli and carrots are safe

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u/strog91 Dec 01 '22

Peas too!

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u/tally-my-bananas Dec 01 '22

I never give my cat “people food” but she got a little scoop of canned pumpkin for thanksgiving! She loved it.

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u/VincentFluff Dec 01 '22

And sweetcorn. Our cat goes mental for peas and corn, it's (almost) the only people-food she ever begs for. That, and when we open a packet of mince beef. 😳

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u/bmobitch Dec 01 '22

i’m sure you’re right bc they would definitely eat organs at times, but for the most part cats are obligate carnivores, so in the wild their diet is mostly flesh/“meat”!

ofc, that doesn’t make it unsafe. there’s plenty that are perfectly fine.

what you said is definitely the case for dogs, though, who are a bit more “omnivorous” (though not actually) as they are more of scavengers as well and eat the stomach and the stomach contents often

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u/GrumpyCatStevens Dec 01 '22

My stepdaughter used to have a cat who liked corn.

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u/andrealessi Dec 01 '22

My cat used to eat it straight off the cob, he fricken' loved it.

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u/BradKfan2 Dec 01 '22

Omg, my cats used to love cleaning up our corncobs after dinner

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u/Mikkiej_CatMom Dec 01 '22

One of mine loves corn too! But he eats all sorts of random things. I’ve had too many times that I’ve had to frantically google after the fact because he helped himself to something I never would’ve thought a cat would like. I’ve had him since he was a kitten, so I’ve now learned that I have to be careful with him and veggies.

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u/BitPoet Dec 01 '22

Mine loves tortilla chips. Only certain brands though.

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u/Ret_Cost_Emp Dec 01 '22

Tostitos plain corn chips. Kai goes wild for them. But he is an obligate carnivore and so veg is only a very small part of his diet. Mostly he eats salmon

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u/GinTonicTamere Dec 01 '22

✨IT'S CORN✨

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u/KajuKishmish Dec 01 '22

My cat loves boiled/steamed corn. LOVES it

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u/SapphireSamurai Dec 01 '22

Our cat likes the corn husks and I have to keep an eye on him when I’m prepping corn for dinner.

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u/dasKruemel Dec 01 '22

My cat likes corn, too. It usually comes in the canned variety for me, and she will demand a few kernels as a treat when I have it. Same with kidney beans.

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u/theinfernaloptimist Dec 01 '22

Sweet potatoes are good for cats who need additional fiber in their diet.

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u/ashion101 Dec 01 '22

Our old girl recently snuck some plain mashed sweet potatoe scraps from my plate before I caught her. I wasn't fussed cause knew it was safe, but geeze the farts she let rip the next day. I swear one particular squeaky balloon toot nearly melted my nose hairs.

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u/gabby24681 Dec 01 '22

This is actually a good pro tip if your cat ate something bad. Pumpkin make him poop.

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u/ashion101 Dec 01 '22

The sweet potatoe certainly worked to clear her out going by the huge stinky poop she dropped in her litterbox later that night while I was showering.

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u/DonNemo Dec 01 '22

Pumpkin too.

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u/Big-D2021 Dec 01 '22

No raw potatoes... They MUST BE baked/boiled.

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u/Dalton387 Dec 01 '22

It’s not worth messing with their digestive tract for the novelty of feeding them vegetables. Cats are obligate carnivores.

I’d recommend sticking to cat treats or cooked meat.

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u/Kyonikos Dec 01 '22

Also, if the impulse is to see them eat some fresh foods so they get better gut biomes, get them some probiotics to mix in with their canned food. A vet might recommend a brand. Mine did.

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u/lil_bower45 Dec 01 '22

An obligate carnivore doesn't mean they ONLY eat meat but that they MUST eat meat to get certain nutrients that they need to survive that they wouldn't otherwise get from a plant only... IE: they can eat certain veggies but their bodies can't process the nutrients from them to live off of.

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u/Safe_Mention_6548 Dec 01 '22

I chop up garden peas for my fish. When I’m deshelling them the cat goes nuts for the little pea shell. I can’t imagine there’s much of anything positive or negative in it but I let him have a few nonetheless and my dog eats the rest. Occasionally I’ll Chuck him a whole pea.

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u/BananaShark_ Dec 01 '22

Dont feed Onions and Garlic to cats.

Its poisonous to them.

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u/3rr0rm Dec 01 '22

Corn too - it's safe for cats but provides little to no nutritional value. Corn grain is often used as a filler in dry food so don't feed them too much because it'll prevent them from being able to eat enough proper food

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u/portland_democrat Dec 01 '22

Catnip

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u/strangedrow Dec 01 '22

Toooootally not written by a cat

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u/PleiadesGisli Dec 01 '22

fosho :7944:

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u/ButterCookieee Dec 01 '22

My cats love carrots and pumpkin!

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u/aljones753000 Dec 01 '22

I’ve seen cat food with carrots and green beans in them so I hope those!

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u/I_suck_at_Blender (ʘ ω ʘ) Dec 01 '22

A lot of herbs (but do please check out if they aren't poisonous), pumpkins (apparently great for fur and digestive tract), carrots, peas, grains (both processed grain products like cooked oats and sprouted seeds, oat leaves are best type of "cat grass").

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u/sapphic-sapphire Dec 01 '22

I was told frozen green beans are a good snack by my vet! They were suggested for helping with weight-loss for my boys, but are supposedly popular as a treat.

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u/mshcat Dec 01 '22

My childhood cat would always eat greenbeans.

Great for kid me who did not like green beans

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u/Aggravating-Action70 Dec 01 '22

My cat likes lettuce

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u/Grave_Girl Dec 01 '22

We've got a lettuce-loving cat too. Well, he lives with my daughter now, but he loses his shit over iceberg lettuce. I don't know why, but I was having Vietnamese food one time and he came and snatched the lettuce from my spring rolls. Not the meat-filled spring rolls, just the lettuce.

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u/gingerwander American Shorthair Dec 01 '22

Pumpkin, bananas, spinach, carrots. A lot of these are in better quality wet food too. :)

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u/Bakeddarling Dec 01 '22

My one cat is a chonky bear so my vet recommended spinach as a snack instead of treats haha both my cats go nuts for baby spinach, it's so cute/funny to watch 🤣

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u/vintagebat Dec 01 '22

Cats are obligate carnivores and need to eat meat to survive. If you are looking to feed you cat vegetables, it is best to buy a cat food that has vegetables already mixed in. I wouldn't recommend doing it regularly though, as those cats foods are usually for cats with constipation.

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u/devildogmillman Dec 01 '22

Im sure they can eat many vegetables… BUT GIVE THEM FUCKING MEAT

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u/TrojanFireBearPig Dec 01 '22

Cats are vegetables. Wouldn't that be cannibalism?

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u/meow_rchl Munchkin Dec 01 '22

So from the comments:

Spinach, cooked carrot, corn, cucumber, olives, asperagus, kale, chard, beet greens, arugula, lettuce, apple, pear, nori (seaweed), broccoli, peas, cooked pumpkin, cooked sweet potato, cooked white potato, green beans, sprouted seeds, oat leaves, banana, cat grass, blueberries, polenta, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, watermelon (no seeds), zucchini, squash, strawberries, brussel sprouts, cat nip, fresh mint leaves, bell peppers, cauliflower, lentils, cheese. All of these in small amounts as well.

I looked each one up to make sure there all fine. Please remember that as treats everything is okay, but not everyday! Most are also best cooked.

Anything here not listed above, PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM!! Nothing with seeds, if it does have seeds then pluck them out like in honeydew or watermelon. Stone fruits like avocado or plums, tomato, grape, raisin, garlic, onion, chives, all a big nope.

Goodluck discovering what your kitty enjoys!

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u/GodsSinsOutNumbrMine Dec 01 '22

Blue berries, not a vegetable but ya know how it is

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u/ja6754 Dec 01 '22

Mine loves blueberries and strawberries

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u/The-Almighty-Pizza Dec 01 '22

If you wanna give them any greens then buy cat grass. They usually enjoy it and its a good source of extra fiber.

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u/ehermo Dec 01 '22

Technically, cats should be fed an all meat diet, that is the only food cats can survive on. If your cat eats veggies, as long as they are not dangerous to the cat, then you can probably let them have it as like a treat.

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u/slayer_677 Dec 01 '22

They are obligate carnivores

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u/Ok-Grapefruit1284 Dec 01 '22

Not pepperoni, apparently. And before I get downvotes I have to say that pepperoni IS a vegetable (so I’ve been told by the boys in my household).

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u/Clyde3221 Dec 01 '22

Cats are literally carnivores... why would you give your cate vegetables wtf (maybe pumpking when they struggling to poop)

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u/WatchingInSilence Dec 01 '22

While cats can physically eat vegetables, they are obligate carnivores. That means they the majority of their nutrition MUST come from meat-based proteins.

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u/JimErstwhile Dec 01 '22

They are carnivores. They do not need a vegetarian added diet.

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u/shawnikaros Dec 01 '22

Not just your regular carnivores either, but obligate carnivores. In a nutshell it meanss they can't live with non-meat diet. A normal carnivore can, but doesn't thrive.

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u/rustytoerail Dec 01 '22

Broccoli. Cooked, of course. Carrots, cooked.

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u/KanDitOok Dec 01 '22

As long as if you don't give to much it won't kill them. But they straight up can't digest it properly. So they'll barely get any nutrients from it. Mine eats tiny bits of potato if you give them. But nothing else.

They need meat their digestive system is not made to digest plant material.

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u/Yukiiwa Dec 01 '22

Cats are carnivores and only need meat to survive. However, there's cat grass which helps them to digest food, so you could call that vegetables for cats. A little bit of fruit and vegetable wouldn't kill a cat but it shouldn't be fed too often. Maybe as a treat once a week or so and only a tiny amount. If you're not sure if something is safe for your cat, just google it real quick to check.

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u/sometimes1313 Dec 01 '22

Mine destroys olives. He absolutely goes nuts for them. Only a tiny piece every once in a while is ok (without herbs and stuff in/on it of course)

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u/follygirlscr Dec 01 '22

I give my cat sweet potato once in a while if I’m cooking it. But just a bite!

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u/chromeVidrio Dec 01 '22

For nutrition? None.

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u/AngelBryan Dec 01 '22

Cats are not supposed to eat vegetables.

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u/Taticat Dec 01 '22

I tried telling my cat that, and he insists that I don’t know what I’m talking about. 😂 Mashed potatoes with butter and sour cream are definitely for kitties, he says.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

He's being an egg he want protein. All jokes aside your cat will tell you what he needs after the bottle stage... I shouldn't say that but mine did.. I found him out on the cold I winter so he's always kinda listen

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u/DonNemo Dec 01 '22

My cat eats a chicken stew with some rice and carrots. He loves it.

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u/kuangstaaa Dec 01 '22

Pumpkin puree and snow peas. My cats love both of them and they're very good for their digestion and help pass hairballs

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u/Vast-Boysenberry-557 Dec 01 '22

My sister’s cat loves PEAS!

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u/Vinegar-TomTom Dec 01 '22

We had a black cat that ate 96 cooked peas, never ate one after that :)

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u/hikikimoro Dec 01 '22

Man. Don’t let them eat any vegetables. They’re not meant to eat them. If you have to go through hoops to make them consumable for cats it’s not right.

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u/outsideyourbox4once Dec 01 '22

Your cat will die if you change their diet to vegetables

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u/GonnaActuallyComment Harry, Jen Dec 01 '22

Mine LOVE steamed green beans but they also eat steamed broccoli and brussels sprouts.

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u/LocNalrune Dec 01 '22

Cats are meat, not a vegetable.

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u/IntergalacticBanshee Dec 01 '22

What about black beans? We could hardly cook those up without Lucy cat insisting on her own plate which is best only two spoons or else she will devour the egg bean breakfast burrito and poot all day

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u/trulymissedtheboat89 Dec 01 '22

My cat loves olives

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u/tamsterwilson Dec 01 '22

Cats are carnivores

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u/Blighter_Writer Dec 01 '22

I adopted two cats who were living at a fruit and vegetable stand before they were rescued. They were feeding off of scraps from the store. After they started living with me, they would always dig out the veggie scraps from my trash, especially corn cobs. At first they both had monumental farting issues, but as they transitioned to a normal canned cat food diet, their gas decreased. I remember when the light bulb went off for Nicky that ALL THOSE CANS in the cabinet were just for the cats, and he wouldn’t have to scrounge anymore. Such a look of love he gave me at that moment. But he still stole the corn cobs.

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u/P_is_for_88 Dec 01 '22

One of my cats goes wild for cauliflower. I boil it to soften for him and use it as treat sometimes. Large quantities can lead to diarrhea though, so don’t give your cat too much at once.

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u/_cheesedreams_ Dec 01 '22

My previous cat liked broccoli and lettuce

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u/SnooGadgets7390 Dec 01 '22

Idk, but my cat loved eating cheese and licking the crumbs off of the muffin/cup cake wrapper.

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u/NSCButNotThatNSC Dec 01 '22

We had a cat that loved green beans, asparagus and tomato sauce. Those were favorites but he'd eat most anything green. Jesse made it to 22 years old.

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u/laughed-at Dec 01 '22

We buy cat food that has veggies mixed into it and they usually have tomato, carrot, spinach and Swiss chard. All the veggies are cooked. We’ve found that they also enjoy beans (though we don’t give them much, just one bean as a treat every now and then when we’re cooking with them) and that they really like rice (again, in moderation)

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u/Footprints123 Dec 01 '22

My old cat loved some cooked carrots and peas alongside his regular diet.

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u/KajuKishmish Dec 01 '22

My cat likes to eat all things fresh, fruity, and starchy. She eats - Boiled potatoes, rice, sprouts, soaked lentils, watermelon, mango, papaya, banana, and other sweet fruits. She also loves boiled corn. I give all of this to her as treats, so small qty, not as meals

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u/ComfortableCandle560 Dec 01 '22

Are cats not carnivorous? Excuse my ignorance

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u/Taticat Dec 01 '22

Pumpkin is actually good for cats, and many love it. I’ve had cats that eat corn, mashed potatoes (or baked potatoes with butter and sour cream), cooked carrots, and even green beans. One of my cats years ago used to beg for green beans, he loved it when we’d hold the green bean out and let him eat it down to our fingers, it was adorable. He liked green beans best with butter on them. Oh, and I once had a cat who ate a pretty sizeable chunk of squash casserole before I stopped him because it had onion in it. And no — I don’t starve my cats by any stretch of the imagination; they have always had standing dry food and water with frequent wet food feeding (at least once every day). All this vegetable eating was wholly their idea.

I had one cat who just died at 14 a few years ago who loved pastries and things like that. He would beg to be given some of anyone’s pancakes, those were a huge favourite of his.

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u/AquaZack Dec 01 '22

mine likes potatoes for some reason, tho i dont give him alot.

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u/BobaCatz Dec 01 '22

My mom’s cat likes corn

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u/MapleLeadSirup Dec 01 '22

Not a veggie but cat goes....bananas for bananas

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u/Alienwarez567 Dec 01 '22

Peas.

Corn.

No go is

Onion
Garlic

Tomato

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u/omer_g Dec 01 '22

My cat sometimes bites a tomato without us noticing until we smell her mouth or find a cut one... but it's not good to them

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u/dobsydobs Dec 01 '22

one of my cats likes cucumbers

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u/dmobes Dec 01 '22

Pumpkin. One of my previous cats had bowel issues towards the end of her life and the vet recommended (among other things) to feed her pumpkin. I got tinned puree pumpkin and added it to her food and it helped her go a little.

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u/raucouscaucus7756 Dec 01 '22

My idiot son loves basil

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u/iPaintButts Dec 01 '22

My aging cat is on a special diet, so zucchini are definitely allowed.

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u/93E9BE Dec 01 '22

One of mine really loves iceberg lettuce. I’ll give her a bit whenever I have any

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u/FabricatorGeneral01 Dec 01 '22

Cats are carnivores in the wild, naturally. I have never seen a cat tend a garden.

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u/ls-710214905 Dec 01 '22

My cat is partial to lettuce! She will hop onto the counter to eat lettuce from a bag/container if we have any sitting out. Mind you, she won’t really do this for other foods, just lettuce!

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u/BlueXTC Dec 01 '22

Just an FYI, if your cat is vomiting food (not hairball) regularly discontinue any fish products. I had that issue with one of mine and I started with chicken and beef based food and now it is just hairballs once in a while. Thanks Dr. Pol!

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u/Miserable-Assist6803 Dec 01 '22

My cat is a whore for steamed broccoli.

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u/boggartbot Dec 01 '22

you could cook up some pumpkin purée

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u/petrockdog Dec 01 '22

My cats favorite is pumpkin!! With celery being a close second lol. And whenever I’m cooking with broccoli I always give him one floret to play with 🤣

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u/beach_glass Dec 01 '22

I had a customer who had a cat that was nuts over raw broccoli. The cat ate an entire head. Very gassy cat.

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u/Diella7 Dec 01 '22

My kitty loved green beans. He’d occasionally go for a piece of broccoli, but that was it for veggies. He definitely preferred meat and licking cheese. Almost never ate the cheese, just licked and licked and licked.