Kiwi is a delicious and nutritious fruit packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Can your purrfect little buddy eat it too? Good news: In moderation, kiwi can be healthy for cats!
Kiwi contains high levels of vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system of cats. It also has plenty of fibre, which can aid your cat's digestion and keep their bowel movements regular. Plus, the enzymes found in kiwis have been shown to help break down proteins, making it easier for cats to digest their food.
But again, it’s important to remember that moderation is key. In fact, after eating acidic fruits like kiwi, some cats may experience stomach upset or diarrhoea even if they only eat small amounts. If you introduce a new food to your cat's diet, start small and monitor their reaction carefully before deciding whether or not to continue adding this fruit into their meals.
Finally, keep in mind that cats are obligate carnivores, which means they need to get most of their nutrients from meat. Plant-based foods are fine as an occasional treat, but they should never replace the meat in your cat's diet.
As always, before introducing a new food item into your pet's diet, consult with your veterinarian first. If your cat eats kiwi (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.