Can Cats Eat Blueberries?

Can cats eat blueberries? You would think yes because blueberries are so good for us humans! It is considered a superfood and we put it into everything. From shakes, to pies and cereal, we love this fruit. However, what about our feline friends? Can they enjoy and reap the benefits as we do?

Can Cats Eats Blueberries? Yes!

Yes, our cat buddies can enjoy eating blueberries as we do. How do we know? One clue is that a lot of healthy cat food contains blueberries. For example, the cat food I feed my Tabby cat which is called Performatrin Ultra Dry Cat Food contains blueberries. Also, notice what the Purina website had to say about feeding you cat blueberries below:

“Blueberries are safe for cats. Blueberries aren’t considered a superfood for cats like they are for people, but the antioxidants in blueberries are good for cats, too. “That’s why some pet foods contain blueberry powder,” explains Dempsey. The fiber and water content in blueberries are good for cats, too.”


Can cats eat blueberries? As we have mentioned it is a yes! However, it would be good to maybe start with a small bit to see if they like it. Because as we know that just because we like something does not necessarily mean our cat is also going to like it. Cats – as we know – can be pretty fickle when it comes to food. Also, if you are going to give your cat some blueberries as a treat, you will need to wash them thoroughly to wash the dirt and pesticides off them.

So, the next time you are having a blueberry snack and you see your feline buddy staring at you, maybe try giving them a nibble to see if they like it. Because what is good for the goose is also good for the gander. Take care cat lovers and stay safe.

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