If you have ever wondered if cats can eat apples safely, the answer is yes.
As a matter of fact a small amounts of apple can do wonders for your cat. However there are a few things you should know, do not feed apple cores to a cat. The seeds contain a chemical called cyanide which is as a dangerous as it sounds. Enough amounts and your cat could get cyanide poisoning.
Upside To Cats Eating Apples
The upside is that apples are a healthy, tasty snack containing a lot of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and calcium. Feeding apples to your cat is a good way of providing much needed nutrients and boosting their immune system. The fiber found in apples can be great for treating diarrhea and weight loss in cats. Cats cannot digest plant fiber thus the fiber found in apples ends up taking a lot of space in the stomach making it full while reducing calorie intake. Always remember to do this in moderation to prevent stomach upsets.
Nutrients from Apples for Cats
Surprisingly the apple skin has a lot of nutrients too, it contains a chemical known as phytonutrients that are known to have anti-oxidant properties and decrease the risk of cancer to both humans and cats. A little apple toppings on regular old cat food will go a long way in protecting your cat from the ravages of times. The anti-oxidants found in phytonutrients are also known to fight the aging process in both humans and cats.
How to Serve Apples to Your Cats
The best way to serve apples to a cat is by slicing them into small wedges. Make sure to cut all round the core to avoid giving your cat seeds which can cause severe stomach upsets and at its worst cyanide poisoning. The small wedges are crucial as this prevents the cat from choking.
Another method of feeding apples to your cat is to put the apples in a blender and mush it up. Serve it up to the cat and watch them enjoy the snack. No matter the way it is served never forget to remove the core. It is quite safe to feed apples as little treats however always r be sure to limit the amount they eat and always make sure to core them first.
Always Observe Your Cat
As with any dietary changes, make sure to observe your cat’s reaction when you introduce apples to their diet. If any issues show up stop feeding it the apples and consult a veterinarian.