Cucumbers are juicy and tasty vegetables. Although, cucumbers are mostly water, they are still pretty nutritious. They are an excellent source of vitamin K and a good source of copper, potassium, manganese as well as many other important nutrients.
We have already established that pickled cucumbers are not good for cats, but what about raw cucumbers? Would it be safe for a cat to eat a slice of cucumber?
Can Cats Eat Cucumber?
In short, yes, cats can eat cucumber. There’s nothing wrong with giving your cat a few slices of cucumber to eat. In fact, cats too could enjoy the nutrients cucumber has to offer.
Additionally, as cucumber contains a lot of water, a few cucumber slices would make an excellent treat for your cat on a warm summer’s day. It would help to keep your cat hydrated.
Health Benefits of Cucumbers for Cats
Cucumber has many health benefits for us humans. For example, researchers have found that eating cucumbers reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer. What about cats, though? Does eating cucumbers have any health benefits for cats? Well, yes, cucumbers can be beneficial for cats as well. For example, cucumbers contain molybdenum, which is crucial for cats’ metabolism. And let’s not forget that cucumbers are high in vitamin k, which is needed by felines to make blood clotting factors in the liver.
To Sum It Up
In conclusion, cats can eat cucumbers. In fact, cucumbers can be beneficial for your feline friend, and that’s why I recommend to feed your cat cucumber slices as often as possible.The only thing you need to keep on mind is that because cucumbers are high in water, it should be given to cats in small quantities (one or two slices), otherwise it might give your cat diarrhea. An okay amount is one or two slices a few times a week.
Does your cat like to eat cucumbers or other vegetables? Like always, you are welcome to share stories with us in the comment section below.
8 thoughts on “Can Cats Eat Cucumber?”
I have two kittens. They are about 3 months old. One of them keeps “stealing” pieces of cucumber. She seems to love to eat cucumbers so I let her have a bit. I’m glad to know it’s good for her.
Our cat tries to steal fruits and vegetables from our plate all the time, so we’re constantly looking up which ones are okay for him to eat. He absolutely LOVES cucumbers. I’m thrilled to hear they are a great treat for cats. Dewey will be happy to hear that as well 😉
My seal point siamese cat loves to lick out the seeds and the stuff seeds lie in. Once that is all licked out he won’t touch the rest of the cucumber. Now my rag doll siamese cat won’t touch a cucumber slice at all. In fact he sniffs it then looks at me with this odd look on his face as if it say “oh heck no!!”
My 8 month old kitten Dennis loves cucumber he turns his nose up at chicken but chooses cucumber every time! I wish I could upload the video I took yesterday of him eating his slice he begs at the fridge for it. Glad to know it’s not harming him to eat it
My cat likes cucumber water. I was drinking it and she kept sticking her head in my cup so I poured her some. She loves it
It was one of cats favorites, she loved the seedy parts most. She also loved watermelon & cantaloupe.
I had to look up if cucumber was safe for my cat. My long hair mix was really going to town on my cucumber water. Can’t wait to see if he eats a slice!
My persian cat loves cucumber.He has hcm and I think cucumber is good for his healthy .unfurtunately he hates malt .Can I give him cucumber instead of malt ?