Is your cat begging for asparagus? Strange, but the good news is they can have a tiny bit.
Asparagus is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, such as fibre, vitamin K, folate, and potassium. If you want to add some variety to your cat's food or treat them with something healthy from time to time, feeding them asparagus in moderation can be a good idea.
When feeding your cat asparagus for the first time, start with just a few spears cooked until soft (steaming is best). Avoid giving raw or undercooked asparagus because it may be difficult for their digestive system to break down the fibrous parts properly.
Finally, just keep in mind that cats are obligate carnivores, which means they need to get most of their nutrients from meat-based foods. If you do feed them asparagus (or any other vegetables or fruits), you should only do so in moderation, and these foods shouldn't take the place of meat.
As always, before introducing a new food item into your pet's diet consult with your veterinarian first! If your cat eats asparagus (or any food) and is showing signs of illness such as lethargy, diarrhoea, or vomiting, reach out to your veterinarian immediately. If they require veterinary care related to eating any unsafe foods, cat insurance can help cover the cost of treatment.