Zucchinis are also known as courgettes and are a summer squash.
They can vary in length but the largest zucchini can reach up to one meter in length.
Zucchinis are usually quite immature when they are harvested though only measuring between six to ten inches.
When they are fully grown and mature zucchinis are known as marrows in the United Kingdom.
Botanically zucchinis are fruits and not vegetables as they are often known.
They are usually served cooked and not raw although they can be eaten raw with salads.
Zucchinis can be boiled, baked, fried, stir-fried, barbecued, grilled and stuffed and are used in a wide variety of culinary situations.
They are sold in supermarkets and grocery stores around the world and are a popular food.
So can cats eat zucchini at all?
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.
Total Fat 0.6 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 16 mg 0%
Potassium 512 mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary fiber 2 g 8%
Sugar 4.9 g
Protein 2.4 g 4%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 58%
Vitamin D 0%
Vit B-6 15%
Vit B-12 0%
As you can see zucchinis contains a little calcium, sugar, a hint of fat and a little acidic content.
Can cats eat zucchini?
This means that zucchinis are actually fine for cats to eat.
They won’t do them any harm if eaten and have nothing bad in them that will harm a cat.
Zucchinis just don’t have anything nutritionally beneficial for a cat to enhance their diet.
They would make a good snack for a cat either raw or cooked, although make sure that they have cooled down before you feed them to a cat.
As for how much to feed them, a few slices at a time is more than sufficient for them because they have no nutritional value for them, but if you happen to give them more then there is no need to worry.
Overall, zucchini is a nice snack for cats to eat. It won’t harm them at all and is good for filling their stomach’s between meals.
They can eat them peeled or unpeeled, it really doesn’t matter as far as cats are concerned.
For more foods that cats can and can’t eat check out our cat food list