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Can Cats Eat Potatoes

A plate of potato chips, or French fries, sitting on your plate, would attract your cat’s attention at the very instant. If you are worried about how safe this veggie may be for your cat, you would be relieved to know that cooked potato in measured amounts is safe for them.

Can Cats Eat Potatoes

How are potatoes good for cats

Potatoes are a healthy vegetable, high in vitamins (B and C), protein, carbohydrates, fiber and minerals (magnesium and potassium).

However, cats, being the carnivorous kind, would not require a high amount of plant carbohydrates in their day to day diet.

Do cats eat potatoes

Well, it is a matter of personal choice varying from one feline to the other. More than raw potatoes or curry, delicacies made from it like chips, wedges or fries, would catch their attention instantly.

Can potatoes be bad for cats

When consumed in excess amounts, it can harm their digestive health resulting in adverse effects. If your cat reacts differently after having potato, consult your doctor at once.

Tips to remember while giving your cats potatoes

  • Do not give them raw or uncooked potatoes as well as its peels or skin since they contain solanine that is toxic to them.
  • Mashed and boiled potatoes are safe to have though in small amounts, on a rare basis.
  • French fries, potato chips or pies are better to avoid as they are often cooked in frying oils which are indigestible and also contain a high amount of salt as well as additives that are unhealthy for cats.

Published on December 19th 2017 by under . Article was last reviewed on 6th January 2018.