If one day you want to offer your furry friend a snack, in addition to their usual croquettes, a little fruit could be a good option.
Cats are mainly carnivorous, which means that the basis of their diet must be, above all, protein of animal origin.
However, centuries of coexistence by our side has also allowed them to evolve to be able to digest and nourish themselves in small amounts of other types of food such as various types of carbohydrates.
This means that cats are able to eat and enjoy various types of fruit. We tell you what kind of fruits cats can eat.
What kind of fruits cats can eat?
Cats can eat a little banana without problems, as it is a source of vitamins B6 and C, as well as being rich in potassium and carbohydrates. Remember to always offer this fruit in very small quantities, in slices or frozen pieces.
Apples are rich in fiber and their pulp contains calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K and pectin, all nutrients that can be beneficial to your cat’s health.
You can give apple in small slices or finely chopped cubes, but it is essential to never give it the core of the apple or the seeds ,as these contain cyanide and can be highly toxic.
Cats can eat strawberries without problems, as they contain vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, fiber and antioxidants, all good nutrients for your feline .
However, you must wash and disinfect them very well and, as with apples, avoid giving them leaves and stems .
Similar to strawberries, other types of so-called “berries” are good for your cat.
These berries are high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins A, C, K and E and, as with the rest of the fruits, do not forget to cut them into small pieces so that your cat can eat them without problems.
This delicious and sweet fruit is rich in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin A, so it is also a viable option for your cute friend, just remember not to give them the mango skin or the seed .
Among other fruits that serve as snacks for cats (always in small quantities) are: pineapple, papaya , pear, peach, melon and watermelon .
Just remember these two important tips: the fruit that we give only in small doses and always remove the seeds
What can’t cats eat?
Although we have already seen that many fruits serve as healthy snacks in small doses, there are other fruits that we should not give cats under any circumstances :
Grapes and raisins
The ingestion of grapes and raisins can cause serious digestive problems , diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy and even kidney failure. Avoid giving them to your kitty at all costs.
This fruit so loved in our country has a high amount of fat that can be harmful to our cats.
Its ingestion can cause pancreatitis and digestive problems, so do your kitty a favor and do not leave this food on hand .
Citrus (lemons, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit)
All citrus fruits are prohibited for cats, since their acidity can cause gastric irritation among other digestive problems.
Now you know what kind of fruits cats can eat, but always in a moderate way and with the necessary precautions .