Vegetables To Use Occasionally

This post is an addition to my earlier post about vegetables.

Which Vegetable To Use Occasionally?

Asparagus – Helps build blood and helps the digestive tract; can irritate kidney’s so don’t feed it to your cat if your cat has urinary problems or flare-up.

Spinach – Although it is high in fiber and moisture, its high oxalic acid content can bind with calcium in food and block calcium absorption.

Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips) – Can be difficult to digest and cause bloating and gas (adding grounded roasted caraway seed to the mix alleviates this problem); contain goitrogens, which can interfere with the actions of the thyroid glands, especially if fed raw.

Beets – Benefit various health conditions but because of its detoxifying action, introduce slowly.

Goitrogens are substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake, which can, as a result, cause an enlargement of the thyroid.

Whole Health For happy Cats by Sandy Arora
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3 Responses to “Vegetables To Use Occasionally”

  1. heretherebespiders

    It sounds like every veg should be treated with caution! Are there more, because I’ve always heard pumpkin or sweet potato are good ones?

    • Dianda

      Pumpkin and sweet potatoes are good ones too. :) Pumpkins aave a low glycemic load, despite being high on glycemic index. Itís also high in fiber, which helps with constipation. It tastes good to cats, especially canned pumpkin. And it has high beta-carotene. And Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index and are high in fiber and beta-carotene.

  2. rumpydog

    The only vegetables my cats eat are the ones with some kinda fat on them, such as butter or cheese. Somehow I don’t think it’s the veggie they want though.


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