Blueberries are considered a superfood for us humans, but what about our cats? Can cats eat blueberries? More importantly, should cats eat blueberries? Are they safe?
Yes, cats can safely eat blueberries. Blueberries can be considered a great treat for cats if fed in moderation. However, keep in mind cats are carnivores, so they don't need blueberries or any other particular fruit or vegetable in their diet in order to stay healthy. And in general, cats are not drawn to sweet flavors like us humans are, so not all cats will like them. But if your cat will eat them, its ok to feed them once in a while. Blueberries are up to 85% water, so can they provide some extra hydration as well. You can feed blueberries to your favourite kitty in several ways - they can be mashed, frozen for a cold treat, or simply placed on few on top of your cat's wet or dry food at mealtime.
After learning that blueberries are safe for cats, I was curious whether or not any of the cat foods catalogued here on CatFoodDB contained blueberry in their list of ingredients. Surprisingly enough -- some products do! The antioxidants in blueberries can be beneficial for cats, so some cat food manufacturers will include blueberry powder in their formulas. You can find the full list of reviewed blueberry-containing cat food products here.
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