Can Cats Eat Strawberries?

Can Cats eat strawberries? Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, and potassium. But let’s see if your feline friend can eat strawberries.

can cats eat strawberries?

Health benefits of Strawberries

Eating strawberries reduce the risk of many diseases. Strawberries may improve heart health, lower blood sugar levels, and help to prevent cancer in humans. 

Can Cats Eat Strawberries?

According to the ASPCA, strawberries are safe to felines, dogs, and horses. But, even though with all the benefits, cats should not eat strawberries as a daily dietary routine. So, how many strawberries does your cat can eat?

  • The safe way to give your cat strawberries is to remove the stem and give him small portions of the fruit.
  • Cats can digest strawberries sugar in small amounts, if you give strawberries frequently, this will spike his blood sugar levels. 

Some Feline Diabetes Symptoms

  • Constant urination
  • Lack of appetite
  • Excessive thirst
  • Vomiting
  • Inability to jump

If you notice these symptoms, call your veterinarian to discard diabetes.

Other Healthy Snacks Alternatives for your Cat

  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Green bells peppers
  • Peas
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini

Fruits your Cat Shouldn’t Eat

There are other fruits that you should keep away from cats.

  • Citrus. It causes stomach upset 
  • Coconut or Coconut oil.
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Currants

Conclusion

Remember, your cat is carnivore, and he needs a cat properly formulated food. Snacks should not be a significant part of his daily intake.  

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Sources:

Petfinder

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