Can cats eat blueberries?

can cats eat blueberries

Blueberries are popular fruits that are sold in supermarkets and grocery stores around the world. They are versatile fruits that usually processed or sold fresh as infused berries, dried berries, juice, puree, or quick frozen fruit.

They can also be used in other culinary goods such as breakfast cereals, jams, jellies, muffins and snack foods, not to mention blueberry drinks such as blueberry wine.

Blueberries that are commercially grown are usually from a species that occur only in eastern and north-central North America.

 

Can cats eat blueberries?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 240 kJ (57 kcal)
Carbohydrates
14.49 g
Sugars 9.96 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat
0.33 g
Protein
0.74 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-Carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
0% 32 μg
80 μg
Vitamin A 54 IU
Thiamine (B1) 3% 0.037 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 3% 0.041 mg
Niacin (B3) 3% 0.418 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 2% 0.124 mg
Vitamin B6 4% 0.052 mg
Folate (B9) 2% 6 μg
Vitamin C 12% 9.7 mg
Vit E 4% 0.57 mg
Vitamin K 18% 19.3 μg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 1% 6 mg
Iron 2% 0.28 mg
Magnesium 2% 6 mg
Manganese 16% 0.336 mg
Phosphorus 2% 12 mg
Potassium 2% 77 mg
Sodium 0% 1 mg
Zinc 2% 0.165 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 84 g

Summary

As you can see blueberries contain a huge amount of water, a hint of salt and calcium, a little phosphorus, a little acidic content and a lot of sugar and carbohydrates.

This means that cats can eat blueberries, but only one or two of them at a time. They contain too much water and sugar for them to eat too many of them. If they eat a lot of them, they will suffer from diarrhea or get sick. So do take care as to how many you feed them, that’s if your kitty will actually take to eating them as they are not the most attractive of foods for a cat to eat.

If they do take a liking to them, make sure they are washed thoroughly before you feed them a blueberry or two.

What about other blueberry foods such as blueberry jam?

Can cats eat blueberry jam?

Unfortunately, blueberry jam is too sweet for cats to eat as it contains too much sugar for them to handle. It should be avoided as a food for them.

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat, do check out our cat food list.

 

References

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueberry

Can cats eat acorn squash?

can cats eat acorn squash

Acorn squash is also called Des Moines squash or pepper squash and is a winter squash. It has distinctive ridges on its outside skin and inside it has flesh that is an orange-yellow color with a sweet taste.

The skin is usually a dark green color often with a single spot of orange on its side or its top. There are also newer varieties that have a glowing yellow color as well as varieties that are white in color.

They belong in the same species as other summer squashes as crookneck squashes and zucchini and its shape typically resemble an acorn.

Acorn squash comes from Central and North America.

It only usually lasts a few weeks in storage and so is one of the most perishable winter squashes.

Acorn squash is often baked but it can also be microwaved, steamed or sauteed.

It is also found stuffed with meat, rice or vegetables.

The seeds of an acorn squash are also eaten commonly.

 

Can cats eat acorn squash?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 347 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%
Dietary fiber 1.5 g 6%
Protein 0.8 g 1%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 3%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 0%
Vit B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 8%

Summary

As you can see acorn squash contains a little calcium, a hint of salt, and fat.

This means that acorn squash can be eaten by cats and just like its close relative zucchini is pretty good for them to eat. It does not contain anything that is bad for them really.

The only problem is that it just doesn’t have anything that is particularly beneficial for them. So it is great for cats to have as a snack and to chew on, it just doesn’t have anything that is nutritious for them.

They can eat it raw or cooked. Just make sure that if fed cooked, it should be cooled to a chilled state.

Acorn squash should be cut up into small pieces that are easy for a cat to chew and ingest. Large chunks will be difficult for a kitty to chew on.

Just make sure the skin and the seeds are stripped away as they are not good for cats to eat. In particular, if a cat were to eat the seeds there may be a problem with choking.

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat, check out our cat food list.

Can cats eat acorns?

can cats eat acorns

Acorns are also called oak nuts and are the nut’s of oak trees and their close relatives. They usually contain a single seed and sometimes even two seeds and are enclosed in a leathery and tough shell. It is then borne in a cup-shaped cupule.

They measure between one and six centimeters long and 0.8 centimeters to 4 centimeters in breadth.

They take between 6 and 24 months to mature into fully grown acorns.

Can cats eat acorns?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,619 kJ (387 kcal)
Carbohydrates
40.75 g
Fat
23.85 g
Saturated 3.102 g
Monounsaturated 15.109 g
Polyunsaturated 4.596 g
Protein
6.15 g
Tryptophan 0.074 g
Threonine 0.236 g
Isoleucine 0.285 g
Leucine 0.489 g
Lysine 0.384 g
Methionine 0.103 g
Cystine 0.109 g
Phenylalanine 0.269 g
Tyrosine 0.187 g
Valine 0.345 g
Arginine 0.473 g
Histidine 0.170 g
Alanine 0.350 g
Aspartic acid 0.635 g
Glutamic acid 0.986 g
Glycine 0.285 g
Proline 0.246 g
Serine 0.261 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Vitamin A equiv. 0% 2 μg
Thiamine (B1) 10% 0.112 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 10% 0.118 mg
Niacin (B3) 12% 1.827 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 14% 0.715 mg
Vitamin B6 41% 0.528 mg
Folate (B9) 22% 87 μg
Vitamin B12 0% 0.00 μg
Vitamin C 0% 0.0 mg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 4% 41 mg
Copper 31% 0.621 mg
Iron 6% 0.79 mg
Magnesium 17% 62 mg
Manganese 64% 1.337 mg
Phosphorus 11% 79 mg
Potassium 11% 539 mg
Sodium 0% 0 mg
Zinc 5% 0.51 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 27.9 g

Summary

As you can see corns contain a lot of carbohydrates, fat, acidic content, water, and phosphorus, a hint of salt, a little calcium

Unfortunately, cats cannot eat acorns at all. Because of the sheer amount of acidic content, water, carbs, and phosphorus content that they contain, if they are ingested by your kitty they can cause them to have diarrhea or be sick.

If they are going to eat any acorns then they are likely to only eat one at most so it won’t do much damage. But eating more than that will result in your kitty suffering a more detrimental effect on their health.

There is also the risk of choking and the acorn splintering off in the throats as they try to chew it causing damage to their insides. If you do find that they have eaten a lot of them then it would be a good idea to consult your veterinary surgeon to check up on them.

If they have shown a deterioration of health then this should be an urgent priority. For the most part though they will not be interested in such foods. So when they are out and about they will tend to just ignore them as most of the time they just don’t appeal to their taste buds.

There is also the risk of them having bad bacteria on them from being outside and exposed to that which is bad for a cat.

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat check out our cat food list.

 

References

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn

Can cats eat apricots?

can cats eat apricots

Apricots are a fruit or a drope that is very similar to that of a small peach. They measure between 1.5-2.5cm in diameter and vary from orange to yellow in color. Sometimes they are tinged with red as well if exposed to the sun. They have a smooth surface or velvety with short hairs.

They have flesh which is firm but not juice and their taste can vary from tart to sweet.

Apricots contain a single seed which is enclosed within a stony and hard shell called a kernel or a stone

 

Can cats eat apricots?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 201 kJ (48 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11 g
Sugars 9 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Fat
0.4 g
Protein
1.4 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-Carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
12% 96 μg
10% 1094 μg
89 μg
Thiamine (B1) 3% 0.03 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 3% 0.04 mg
Niacin (B3) 4% 0.6 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 5% 0.24 mg
Vitamin B6 4% 0.054 mg
Folate (B9) 2% 9 μg
Vitamin C 12% 10 mg
Vit E 6% 0.89 mg
Vitamin K 3% 3.3 μg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 1% 13 mg
Iron 3% 0.4 mg
Magnesium 3% 10 mg
Manganese 4% 0.077 mg
Phosphorus 3% 23 mg
Potassium 6% 259 mg
Sodium 0% 1 mg
Zinc 2% 0.2 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 86 g

This means that apricots are not good for cats to eat a lot of. If they have one or two pieces they will be fine but they contain too much sugar, carbs and acidic content for them to eat a lot of.

Eating foods with a lot of sugar in them will mean that there is a possibility that they could get diabetes because their bodies just can’t handle the sheer amount of sugar that comes from eating foods that contain a lot of sugar.

That’s in the long term, in the short term they are a possibility that they will get sick or get diarrhea of they have apricot as a food. It is definitely a food you should regulate them eating to ensure it is not to their detriment.

As mentioned earlier, just one or two pieces that have been cut up for them is quite sufficient.

Get rid of the atone before you feed it to them, the skin though is fine for them to eat.

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat, check out our cat food list.

 

References – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apricot

Can cats eat guacamole?

can cats eat guacamole

Guacamole is also known as guac in North America and is an avocado-based spread, dip, or salad. It was first made by the Aztecs in Mexico and became synonymous with Mexican cuisine and later American cuisine as a salad ingredient, condiment or dip.

It is made by mashing ripe avocados which have ripened with sea salt with mortar and pestle. Some recipes use other ingredients such as jalapenos, basis, coriander, pepper, cayenne, chili, lime juice or garlic not to mention sour cream or peas.

Guacamole can be made from avocados using traditional or unique recipes or can be purchased already made from supermarkets and grocery stores around the world.

Can cats eat guacamole?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g
Energy 670 kJ (160 kcal)
Carbohydrates
8.53 g
Starch 0.11 g
Sugars
lactose
0.66 g
0
Dietary fiber 6.7 g
Fat
14.66 g
Saturated 2.126 g
Trans 0
Monounsaturated 9.8 g
Polyunsaturated 1.816 g
Protein
2.00 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-Carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
1% 7 μg
1% 62 μg
271 μg
Vitamin A 146 IU
Thiamine (B1) 6% 0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 11% 0.130 mg
Niacin (B3) 12% 1.738 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 28% 1.389 mg
Vitamin B6 20% 0.257 mg
Folate (B9) 20% 81 μg
Choline 3% 14.2 mg
Vitamin C 12% 10.0 mg
Vit E 14% 2.07 mg
Vitamin K 20% 21 μg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 1% 12 mg
Iron 4% 0.55 mg
Magnesium 8% 29 mg
Phosphorus 7% 52 mg
Potassium 10% 485 mg
Sodium 0% 7 mg
Zinc 7% 0.64 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 73.23

As you can see guacamole contains a huge amount of water, quite a bit of phosphorus, a hint of calcium and sugar, a lot of acidic content, carbohydrates and fat.

This means that cats can eat a little of it but because of its acidic and water content, they shouldn’t eat too much of it. Eating too much will result in them getting sick or getting diarrhea. It also has no nutritional benefit for them either. If they are keen on eating it, a teaspoon’s worth of guacamole is quite sufficient for them to eat if they really want it.

But it is generally a food to avoid feeding them, there are much better foods to feed a cat.

If the guacamole contains other ingredients which are bad for cats such as jalapenos, garlic or chili then do avoid feeding to them.

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat, check out our cat food list.

References

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guacamole

Can cats eat olives?

can cats eat olives

Table olives are usually classified by the IOC into three typical groups because of the ripeness that they achieve before they are harvested.

Black or ripe olives are usually picked when they are fully ripened at full maturity. They are usually black, purple, or brown colors.

Turning-color olives are usually picked when they are beginning to ripen when their color has just begun to change from green to multi-colored shades of brown or red.

Ripe or Black olives are usually picked when they are fully ripened at full maturity which is when they reach a black, brown or purple color.

Olives are usually cultivated for olive oil, fine wood, olive leaf, and the olive fruit. About 90% of all harvested olives are turned into oil, while about 10% are used as table olives

Can cats eat olives?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 609 kJ (146 kcal)
Carbohydrates
3.84 g
Sugars 0.54 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat
15.32 g
Saturated 2.029 g
Monounsaturated 11.314 g
Polyunsaturated 1.307 g
Protein
1.03 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-Carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
3% 20 μg
2% 231 μg
510 μg
Thiamine (B1) 2% 0.021 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 1% 0.007 mg
Niacin (B3) 2% 0.237 mg
Vitamin B6 2% 0.031 mg
Folate (B9) 1% 3 μg
Choline 3% 14.2 mg
Vitamin E 25% 3.81 mg
Vitamin K 1% 1.4 μg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 5% 52 mg
Iron 4% 0.49 mg
Magnesium 3% 11 mg
Phosphorus 1% 4 mg
Potassium 1% 42 mg
Sodium 104% 1556 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 75.3 g

Summary

As you can see olives contain a little sugar and carbohydrates, a huge amount of acidic content, water and salt, a hint of phosphorus, a little calcium and a large amount of fat.

This means that olives are not a good food for cats to eat. This is due to the huge amount of acidic content, water, and salt that they contain. They are just not good for cats to eat at all. If they were to eat one or two then do keep an eye on them to make sure that they are okay. If they were to eat a lot of them they would need attention from a veterinary surgeon due to the ill effects that they would have on a cat.

They also do not have any nutritional benefit for a cat either.

Eating a lot of them will cause them to be sick unfortunately and so they should be avoided as a food.

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat, check out our cat food list.

 

References

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive

Can cats eat watermelon?

can cats eat watermelon

Watermelons are a popular and sweet fruit usually eaten across summer. They are usually eaten fresh in slices, or dices into fruit salads. They can also be juiced and drunk as a drink. It’s juice can be blended with other types of fruit juice. It can also be made into wine.

Its seeds have a slightly nutty flavor and can also be roasted or dried. The seeds can be ground into flour. They are eaten often as snacks in far eastern countries.

The rind can be eaten but they don’t taste that good and so are tended to be avoided.

Can cats eat watermelon?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 127 kJ (30 kcal)
Carbohydrates
7.55 g
Sugars 6.2 g
Dietary fiber 0.4 g
Fat
0.15 g
Protein
0.61 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-Carotene
4% 28 μg
3% 303 μg
Thiamine (B1) 3% 0.033 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 2% 0.021 mg
Niacin (B3) 1% 0.178 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 4% 0.221 mg
Vitamin B6 3% 0.045 mg
Choline 1% 4.1 mg
Vitamin C 10% 8.1 mg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 1% 7 mg
Iron 2% 0.24 mg
Magnesium 3% 10 mg
Manganese 2% 0.038 mg
Phosphorus 2% 11 mg
Potassium 2% 112 mg
Sodium 0% 1 mg
Zinc 1% 0.1 mg
Other constituents

Quantity
Water 91.45 g
Lycopene 4532 µg

Summary

As you can see watermelon contains a huge amount of water, a tiny amount of salt and fat, a little phosphorus, acidic content and calcium, quite a bit of sugar and carbohydrates.

This means that cats can eat watermelon. However don’t feed them too much due to the sheer amount of water it contains and its sugar content. A few chunks of watermelon is absolutely fine. Lots of slices of watermelon is not though!

Eating a lot of watermelon cat give them diarrhea and also affect them if they have diabetes due to the amount of sugar it contains.

Watermelon is actually good for the re-hydration of a kitty. It also contains good levels of vitamin A and C which is very good for a cat.

Make sure you take the seeds out though before you feed them watermelon as they may choke on them if they happen to swallow one.

Cats also should not eat the skin as it is just too rubbery for them to eat. Although if they happen to nibble it they will be fine. It’s just not the best thing for them to eat.

Just strip it away after you have cut up the watermelon for your cat and just give them the flesh.

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat, check out our cat food list.

References

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon

 

 

can cats eat sweet potatoes?

can cats eat sweet potatoes

Can cats eat sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes are large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous root vegetables. They have young leaves and shoots that are occasionally eaten as greens.

It is related to the potato and is long and tapered in its shape with a smooth skin.

Its color ranges from beige to purple, brown, red, orange, and yellow. Their flesh ranges from orange, pink or red.

They originate from Central or South America and were present at least 5000 years ago and are today used in a number of different culinary situations.

They can be purchased from good supermarkets and grocery stores around the world.

Can cats eat sweet potatoes?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.

 

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 359 kJ (86 kcal)
Carbohydrates
20.1 g
Starch 12.7 g
Sugars 4.2 g
Dietary fiber 3 g
Fat
0.1 g
Protein
1.6 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-Carotene
89% 709 μg
79% 8509 μg
Thiamine (B1) 7% 0.078 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 5% 0.061 mg
Niacin (B3) 4% 0.557 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 16% 0.8 mg
Vitamin B6 16% 0.209 mg
Folate (B9) 3% 11 μg
Vitamin C 3% 2.4 mg
Vitamin E 2% 0.26 mg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 3% 30 mg
Iron 5% 0.61 mg
Magnesium 7% 25 mg
Manganese 12% 0.258 mg
Phosphorus 7% 47 mg
Potassium 7% 337 mg
Sodium 4% 55 mg
Zinc 3%

As you can see sweet potatoes contain quite a bit of phosphorus, a little calcium, quite a lot of acidic content, a little sugar, a hint of fat, and a lot of carbohydrates.

This means that cats can eat a few small pieces of sweet potato but not too much as it is not very good for them. Its high carbohydrate and acidic content make it not good for cats to eat in large quantities.

Make sure you cut it up into really small pieces though as large pieces are harder for cats to ingest.

Cooked sweet potato which has been cooled is easier for them to ingest as it has been softened and is not so hard on their throats.

Make sure they are washed thoroughly and the skin is peeled and stripped away before you feed it to them.

Can cats eat sweet potato pie?

Sweet potato pie is a traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert that is served during the American holiday season. It is similar to the pumpkin pie and is made in an open pie shell without a top crust.  Its filling consists of evaporated milk, sugar, spices, eggs, and sweet potatoes.

Unfortunately, because of its very high sugar content, cats cannot eat it at all. It just has too much sugar for them to handle and will make them sick.

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat, check out our cat food list.

Refences

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato_pie

 

 

Can cats eat grapes?

can cats eat grapes

Grapes are a very popular fruit that is eaten in many different culinary situations. It is mainly eaten as an individual fruit, particularly as a snack. There are many different varieties and colors of grape, but they all contain the same nutrients.

They can be eaten fresh as table grapes or they can be used in a number of different culinary dishes such as being used for making jelly, jam, wine,  vinegar, grape seed oil.

Grapes grow in clusters of 15 to 300 and are known to be crimson, black, dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink. White grapes are actually green in their coloration.

They are typically an ellipsoid shape which resembles a prolate spheroid.

Can cats eat grapes?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 288 kJ (69 kcal)

Carbohydrates 18.1 g
Sugars 15.48 g
Dietary fiber 0.9 g
Fat 0.16 g
Protein 0.72 g
Vitamins (%DV)† Qty
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.069 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (6%) 0.07 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.188 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)(1%) 0.05 mg
Vitamin B6 (7%) 0.086 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 2 μg
Choline (1%) 5.6 mg
Vitamin C (4%) 3.2 mg
Vit E (1%) 0.19 mg
Vitamin K (14%) 14.6 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (3%) 0.36 mg
Magnesium (2%) 7 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.071 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 191 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 7.8 µg

As you can see grapes contain a hint of salt, fat and calcium, quite a bit of acidic content, a lot of sugar and carbohydrates.

Grapes are not good for cats to eat as they have too much sugar and carbohydrates in them. Indeed a few owners have said that eating grapes have caused their cat to have gastrointestinal issues as a result.

Eating too much sugar in their diet can cause obesity and potential diabetes in a cat, so when a fruit like grapes are eaten in large amounts they can cause these kinds of problems for your kitty.

There are far better fruits for them to eat. Zucchini, for example, is a great fruit that they can eat as a snack and does not contain anything bad for a cat.

If they happen to nibble one they should be fine, but

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat check out our cat food list.

can cats eat lemons?

can cats eat lemons

Lemons are a popular fruit renown for their flavor and smell. The juice from lemons, the rind, and peel are all used in a wide variety of food and drink.

Lemon juice, rind, and peel are used in a wide variety of foods and drink.

Can cats eat lemons?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.

In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 121 kJ (29 kcal)
Carbohydrates
9.32 g
Sugars 2.5 g
Dietary fiber 2.8 g
Fat
0.3 g
Protein
1.1 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Thiamine (B1) 3% 0.04 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 2% 0.02 mg
Niacin (B3) 1% 0.1 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 4% 0.19 mg
Vitamin B6 6% 0.08 mg
Folate (B9) 3% 11 μg
Choline 1% 5.1 mg
Vitamin C 64% 53 mg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 3% 26 mg
Iron 5% 0.6 mg
Magnesium 2% 8 mg
Manganese 1% 0.03 mg
Phosphorus 2% 16 mg
Potassium 3% 138 mg
Zinc 1% 0.06 mg

As you can see lemons contain a little sugar, phosphorus, and calcium, a lot of acidic content, plus a hint of fat.

This means that cats cannot, unfortunately, eat lemons. They are just too acidic for cats to the stomach and they will hurt them if they are eaten.

Can cats drink lemon juice?

Lemon juice is squeezed from lemons and used in many different ways and culinary situations. It is used to make soft drinks such as lemonade and cocktails. Lemon juice is utilized in marinades for fish because its acid neutralizes amines in the fish. It is frequently used in the UK as an addition to pancakes, particularly on Shrove Tuesday.

Lemon juice is also used as a preservative in the short term on particular foods which tend to oxidize and turn brown after they are sliced like avocados, bananas, and apples.

Just like lemons, lemon juice also has a very acidic nature.

This means that they also cannot drink lemon juice because of its acidic nature. If they do drink it, lemon juice will hurt their stomachs if it is taken in.

They also cannot eat lemon pips which are found amongst the flesh of the lemon.

Can cats eat lemon peel?

Lemon peel is the outside skin which encases the lemon segmented flesh. It has a rubbery texture and lends itself to be peeled easily. Lemon peel is used often to create lemon zest because of its strong flavor and aroma.

Because of the strength of its flavor, it’s not something that will lend itself to being a good food for cats to eat and again, they may get stomach issues if they try and eat it. It’s a food that it is best kept away from a kitty to protect them from it for the most part.

Overall lemons are a food to keep away from a cat as all its parts are not good for a cat to consume.

For more foods that cats can and can’t eat check out our cat food list

 

References

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon#Juice