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Safe fruits and vegetables for dogs.

Species: Cat
Breed: Siamese x
Age: 1-2 years
Hi Dr. Marie,

I have a young cat who likes to eat certain fruit and vegetables, cut up very fine. I have been giving him very small quantities of them, but I think he may have a sweet tooth and he always wants more. The particular ones he seems to really want are: red bell peppers, strawberries and pears. My question is, is it okay to give these to him, or should I be discouraging him? He actually begs for these things.


Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

I am always amazed at cats who like fruits and vegetables! None of my cats will eat healthy foods like this.

These are totally ok to give to Paws. The only ones I would stay away from are onions, garlic and grapes.

Thanks for your question!

Dr. Marie.

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