View Full Version : raw fruit smoothie safe for kitties?
01-17-2010, 12:16 PM
i have a smoothie i made with mixed frozen fruit and coconut milk... and raw agave necter... is it safe to let my kitty have some? i put some on my finger and he seems to love it! if it safe to give him more?:confused:
01-17-2010, 12:55 PM
my kittens always get into our green smoothies...
01-19-2010, 12:53 AM
My chihuahuas LOVE my green smoothie. If I make the mistake of leaving the glass on the floor Mr. Beans will start licking it right out of my cup. :p
I am toying with the idea of putting them on a raw diet because they always beg for my fresh produce when I am chopping it(the only dogs I know that will eat almost any raw veggie). If I open a banana they will come bounding across the room to get some!!
01-20-2010, 11:21 PM
My little furbabies LOVE Green Smoothie... avoid the no-no foods, keep it just fresh greens, fresh fruit and maybe a little sweetener, and I don't see an issue with it.
Just don't give them a smoothie with Onion or Cacao in it!
01-21-2010, 11:26 PM
AFAIK, grapes are the only fruit that is poisonous to cats.
01-23-2010, 10:08 PM
good to know thanks juliebove.
Next time i make a green smoothie i'm going to see if my kittens like them too
01-24-2010, 01:54 AM
i have one smoothie-drinker and one avocado-eater and they are just fine :)
they love nori, too.
02-19-2010, 09:04 AM
If you give it as an occasional treat, there shouldn't be any problems. But PLEASE keep in mind that felines are carnivores, not omnivores like canines. Their bodies have a lot of trouble processing fruit and veg (and grains, of course).
And there are plenty of fruit/veg that are TOXIC to animals. Avocados definitely are. They contain persin, which damages the heart/lungs in dogs and cats. The high fat content also can cause stomach upset or, in extreme cases, pancreatitis which is painful, dangerous, and costly to fix.
Here is a list of various foods that you should avoid for your pets' health: http://www.vetinfo.com/dtoxin.html
However, if it's just a lick or two every few days of SAFE foods, that shouldn't be a problem as long as otherwise they're getting plenty of bones, meat, and organs to give them a complete and balanced kitty-diet. :)
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