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Can Cats Eat Oranges

Oranges like other citrus fruits are not recommended for cats since they may bring in health hazards when consumed. In fact, apart from the fruit in totality, make sure that your feline does not ingest the seeds or peels.

Can Cats Eat Oranges

Will cats eat oranges

Besides the fact that oranges are not safe for cats, most felines would not be interested in eating it as they are sweet to taste. Moreover, they even dislike scents of citrus fruits as a result of which it is often used as bait for driving cats out of the house.

How are oranges bad to cats

The presence of the compound psoralens in oranges is harmful to cats. The essential oils, mostly contained in the peels or skin also lead to adverse effects if eaten, inhaled or applied topically.

Can oranges be poisonous to cats

The ASPCA mentions oranges to be toxic to cats resulting in diarrhea and vomiting or even severe symptoms of lethargy, depression or skin ailments if consumed in excessive amounts.

In case your cat suffers from orange poisoning contact your vet at the earliest or call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Helpline at (1-888-426-4435).

Published on November 22nd 2017 by under . Article was last reviewed on 22nd November 2017.