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What vegetables can cats eat

Many vegetables cats can eat are deemed safe for dogs and humans, as well as for dogs with inflammatory bowel disease. Some examples of these include:

Beets

Carrots

Cauliflower

Corn

Lettuce

Onions

Peppers

Sweet Potato

Asparagus

If you have any questions about the safety of specific types of vegetables, or other foods, you can consult the latest version of the ASPCA Complete Pet Owner’s Manual.

What can’t cats eat?

All cats, regardless of age or health, should avoid eating any rodent or insect:

Beetles or grasshoppers

Bees or wasps

Crickets

Fleas

Grasshoppers

Mice

Moths

Rats

Roaches

Spiders

Ticks

What vegetables are safe for cats to eat?

As cats are omnivores, they will eat a variety of foods. However, most of the foods cats can eat are safe for dogs and humans, as well as for dogs with inflammatory bowel disease.

It is important to note that certain vegetables are toxic to cats. Examples of these include:

Alfalfa

Avocados

Bread

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Chard

Cucumbers

Dandelion greens

Eggplant

Endive

Fennel

Kale

Okra

Peppers, including bell peppers and hot peppers

Parsley

Potatoes

Rhubarb

Spinach

Tomatoes, including tomato juice

Turnips

Whole-grains

Yams

What can cats eat as treats?

Cats need treats to keep in shape and help them lose weight, so it’s important to know what treats are okay for your cat.

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