Can your feline friend safely eat some Brussels sprouts? Yes, but with a few caveats.
Brussels sprouts contain a fair amount of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for your cat's growth and development, including vitamin C, potassium, folate, fibre, and antioxidants. However, excessive consumption of Brussels sprouts can cause digestive upset or gas bloating in cats due to their high fibre content. Steer clear of any spices, seasonings, or oils. Plain Steamed Brussels (while boring) are the best way to serve this dish to your cat.
Remember, as obligate carnivores, cats will always need to derive most of their nutrients from meat-based foods. You should only feed Brussels sprouts to your cat in small amounts, as an occasional treat.
As always, before introducing a new food item into your pet's diet, consult with your veterinarian first! If your cat eats Brussels sprouts (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 unsafe foods, cat insurance can help cover the cost of treatment.