By Josie March 27th, 2023
Cats are carnivorous eaters and prefer meat over vegetables, but it never hurts to give your pet a more varied diet.
The high water content of cucumbers can help keep your cat hydrated.
Some cats may enjoy the crunchy texture of cucumbers, which can help keep their teeth clean.
Certain cats are allergic to or have problems digesting cucumbers, leading to diarrhea or vomiting.
Here's some things you should bear in mind when you feed your cat cucumbers:
Wash the cucumbers so as to remove possible pesticides and dirt remaining on the skin.
You should also peel the skin itself, as it can be problematic for your cats’ digestion.
Cucumbers should be offered in moderation as a treat rather than as a staple food.
The recommended serving size for cats is one to two small slices of cucumber per day.
Watch out for possible symptoms of a bad reaction to this food, for example, diarrhea or vomiting.
If your pet displays these signs, contact the vet as soon as possible.
Although cats can eat cucumbers, there's some common concerns to bear in mind.
Let's take a look at them.
If your cat eats too many cucumbers or eats them too quickly, it can lead to an upset stomach, causing diarrhea or vomiting.
Cucumbers are not a particularly high-risk food for choking or blockages.
However, it’s still important to slice them into small pieces and monitor your cat when they eat.
Cucumbers may have been treated with pesticides or other chemicals that could be harmful if ingested.
To minimize these issues, wash and clean the cucumbers, as well as strip them of their skin.
– Cooked chicken or fish (without bones or seasoning)
– Small amounts of plain, unsweetened yogurt
– Cat-specific treats or snacks