Nutritionally, it’s not required to prepare vegetables for cats, and often they don’t like the taste. However, if they do like vegetables, you can feed small amounts to your cat.
Vegetables that are good for cats include cooked broccoli, cucumber, carrots, zucchini, cooked pumpkin and peas. Sometimes adding grated vegetables such as cucumber or zucchini can aid weight loss in cats that are overweight. However, it is important to speak to your veterinarian about this before altering your cat’s diet, as vegetables can cause gut upsets in some cats.
Much like vegetables, fruit for cats is not a requirement and some parts of certain fruits – like citrus peels – can be toxic. Fruits cats can eat include banana, cantaloupe and berries. You can also feed watermelon and peeled apples, as long as you remove the seeds first.