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Can Cats Eat Bananas

Though cats do not belong to the list of ardent fruit lovers, your little kitty may have an intense liking for a fruity treat, greedily eyeing upon the banana slices lying on your plate.

Can you satisfy its urge and give it a little bit of it? YES, is the answer, but only a small morsel of it, once in a while so that your feline’s health is not affected adversely.

Can Cats Eat Banana

Do cats like bananas

Most cats might not like fruits since they are not fond of eatables with a sweet taste. However, one feline would indeed differ from the other as far as liking banana is concerned. While some may completely walk away at the sight and smell of a banana, a handful of them are likely to be interested in taking a bite of it.

Are cats scared of bananas

Some owners have reported of their cats to be afraid at the sight of banana. There are speculations that the felines may perceive the fruit as a snake or something harmful, though there is no concrete reason for their fear.

Are bananas beneficial for cats

Bananas have a host of health benefits as they are a rich source of vitamins, fiber, carbohydrates, as well as minerals like potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

However, a small bite of banana would not make up for the nutritional requirements of cats, who may get a significant part of it from meat-based treats.

Can bananas be bad for cats

Yes, when consumed in high amounts, on a regular basis. Bananas are an excellent source of fiber, sugar, and carbohydrates, all of which would be harmful to cats when consumed in high quantities.

It is for this reason that savories and desserts made from banana like chips, pudding or cakes are a strict no-no.

Never give your cat banana peels or skin as they may hurt its digestive system and even lead to choking hazard.

If you cat faces discomfort or behaves strangely after even licking a single bit of banana, take it to the veterinarian at the earliest.

Published on September 21st 2017 by under . Article was last reviewed on 20th November 2017.