Can cats eat pumpkin pie?
Cats should not eat pumpkin pie as it contains nutmeg which contains the toxin myristicin and allspice which contains eugenol. These popular spices can cause gastrointestinal disturbances, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, tremors, disorientation, seizures and liver damage. In addition, the high sugar content is not healthy.
A small amount of pumpkin pie is unlikely to cause toxicity, but it is always better to err on the side of caution and avoid feeding cats food that contains nutmeg and allspice when there are safer alternatives.
Can cats eat pumpkins?
Pumpkin on its own is safe for cats to eat which contains high levels of fibre, antioxidants, beta-carotene, omega fatty acids, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc as well as vitamins A, B, C, and E. Veterinarians sometimes recommend pumpkin to treat constipation, diarrhea and help with the passage of hairballs.
What human food is safe for cats to eat?
Cats are obligate carnivores and should eat complete and balanced cat food. In most cases, occasional treats are safe as long as they make up no more than 10% of the cat’s diet.