Can Cats Eat Apples
If your cat dotes on fruits and takes delight in grabbing a piece of apple from your plate, do not be prompt in stopping it. Yes, a small bite of this nutritious fruit if given without the seeds, once in a while would be fine.
You can add it as a topping to its food or give it as a treat unless he has trouble in munching onto the hard pieces.
Do cats get any benefits from eating apples
Apples are high in calcium, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B9, K), and pectin. Certain studies have also shown the benefits of apple skin in lessening cancer risks in humans.
Well, will all of these hold good for your cat? Not really. A small piece of apple cannot meet its daily nutrient requirements!
Can apples be bad for cats
Yes, if cats ingest the seeds and pips in large amounts they may be at the risk of stomach ailments. The seeds have a chemical compound, amygdalin, which is said to release cyanide, that can be toxic to cats.
Mistakenly swallowing one or two seeds should apparently not harm it. However, after nibbling on slices of apple if your cat throws up or behaves strangely, be quick to take him to the vet.
Tips to remember while giving apples to your cat
- Do not give dry apples as it might cause tummy problems since it has less water content.
- Wash the fruit well to remove any insecticides or pesticides.
- Opt for apple-flavored cat food if your pet is hooked on to the taste of apples.