Obviously, cats are carnivores, so their diet should be predominantly meat-based but there are a few vegetables and fruits that you can give your cats that will have a lot of benefits for them or can just be a really good alternative to treats. Here is a list of 5 foods you didn’t know were good for your cat.


This is a bit of a cheap one because it’s not necessarily nutritional to your cat but they are non-toxic to your cat. So if you want to give your cat a nice little treat, you can give them a little portion of chopped up strawberries and if you’re feeling especially like you want to give them a special treat, put a tiny little blob of cream and you can share a nice traditional summer treat with your cat!

Green beans

Green beans are really good for weight management if you put in the chopped up green beans or canned ones into their food, it can help them feel fuller.
If you’re going to be using canned green beans, make sure they are the ones that have no sodium in them because excessive salt is really bad for your cats.

Pumpkin/Butternut Squash

Baked pumpkin and baked butternut squash are so good for your cat. The hardest thing about this is actually convincing your cats to eat it but if you can, your cat will get so many benefits. Not only is it high in vitamins “A” “C” and “E” but also high in protein, fiber, and iron. The fiber content is really good if your cat has any dietary worries or any weight issues.

Putting some baked mashed-up pumpkin or butternut squash in your cat’s foods can help them feel fuller without adding any extra calories which are really quite good!
Pumpkin and Butternut squash is also a great treatment for hairball as the fiber helps them in their digestive system and can alleviate sort of excessive hairballs or any other stomach problems that they might have.


Despite the meme, the cucumber can actually be very advantageous to your cats like pumpkin and butternut squash. cat health food

Cucumber is high in fiber but it’s also jam-packed full of water. So if you have a sick kitty or you are worried about their water intake if you just chop up some cucumber and put it in with their food, it’s guaranteed to make sure the cat is getting enough water and it can also settle upset stomachs as well.

Chopped up cucumber in their food is a great way to make sure that they’re getting moisture and water when they’re sick or when it’s hot.


Peas are great not only are they small enough for you not to worry about them being a choking hazard but they are high in protein and low in fat. So it’s really good to give your cat some of those micronutrients and also a nutritional boost if they’re particularly active cats. cat health food

Cooked peas are also good for digestion and promoting muscle growth which is really interesting.