can cats eat celery?

Celery is a vegetable that is eaten all across the world singularly and in many culinary dishes in order to flavour them and give them texture. It is also used in soups, stews and in many sauces as a base flavour.

Can cats eat celery ?

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 67 kJ (16 kcal)
Carbohydrates
2.97 g (including fiber)
Starch 0.00 g
Sugars
lactose
1.34 g
0.00 g
Dietary fiber 1.6 g
Fat
0.17 g
Saturated 0.042 g
Trans 0.000 g
Monounsaturated 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated 0.079 g
Protein
0.69 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV†
Vitamin A equiv. 3% 22 μg
Thiamine (B1) 2% 0.021 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 5% 0.057 mg
Niacin (B3) 2% 0.320 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 5% 0.246 mg
Vitamin B6 6% 0.074 mg
Folate (B9) 9% 36 μg
Vitamin B12 0% 0.00 μg
Choline 1% 6.1 mg
Vitamin C 4% 3.1 mg
Vitamin D 0% 0 IU
Vitamin E 2% 0.27 mg
Vitamin K 28% 29.3 μg
Minerals Quantity %DV†
Calcium 4% 40 mg
Copper 2% 0.035 mg
Iron 2% 0.20 mg
Magnesium 3% 11 mg
Phosphorus 3% 24 mg
Potassium 6% 260 mg
Sodium 5% 80 mg
Zinc 1% 0.13 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 95.43 g
Alcohol (ethanol) 0.0 g
Caffeine 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg

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

This means that celery is not a great food for cats to eat due to its huge water content and acidic nature. Its stringy texture is also no good for cats as it can get caught in their throats.

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

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