Can cats eat watermelon?
Cats can eat watermelon, as long as the seeds are removed. Watermelon contains vitamin C, iron, vitamin A and … At 30 calories per 100 grams, watermelon is a great low-calorie snack.
Can all cats eat watermelon?
Watermelon is not suitable for all cats, this includes:
- Unweaned kittens
- Cats on a food elimination trial
- Cats on a prescription diet to prevent or manage a disease
- Cats with allergies to melon
How to feed watermelon
Watermelon should never be fed in place of a complete and balanced meal. Cats are obligate carnivores and must consume meat as a part of their diet. Treats, including watermelon, should make up no more than 10% of a cat’s diet to prevent nutritional deficiencies.
Watermelon is an ideal treat to feed on warm days, the cool fruit can help to cool the cat down, and the high water content will provide fluids.
Slice watermelon and remove the rind, cut the fruit into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes and remove the seeds to prevent choking. Feed one or two pieces at most.