can cats eat butterhead lettuce?

Can cats eat butterhead lettuce?

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 55 kJ (13 kcal)
Carbohydrates
2.23 g
Sugars 0.94
Dietary fiber 1.1 g
Fat
0.22 g
Protein
1.35 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-Carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
21% 166 μg
18% 1987 μg
1223 μg
Thiamine (B1) 5% 0.057 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 5% 0.062 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 3% 0.15 mg
Vitamin B6 6% 0.082 mg
Folate (B9) 18% 73 μg
Vitamin C 4% 3.7 mg
Vitamin E 1% 0.18 mg
Vitamin K 97% 102.3 μg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 4% 35 mg
Iron 10% 1.24 mg
Magnesium 4% 13 mg
Manganese 9% 0.179 mg
Phosphorus 5% 33 mg
Potassium 5% 238 mg
Sodium 0% 5 mg
Zinc 2% 0.2 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 95.63 g

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

This means a few leaves won’t harm them but they shouldn’t eat more than that because of the huge amount of water content that it has.

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

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