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Q: Can eating spinach or lettuce harm cat?

March 1, 2009 | By Israelnyc | 6 answers | Expired: 2017 days ago

My cat Jem loves spinach and lettuce. We give him very small pieces.

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Lorraine S.
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Mar 02, 2009

I don't think there is any problem letting a cat eat food that she likes, as long as it isn't her main diet. One of my cats likes all kinds of fruits and vegetables (i.e. green beans, strawberries, grapefruit), as well as dairy products (i.e. milk, yogurt, cottage cheese). It doesn't seem to harm her to let her nibble on our food.

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Debo2
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Mar 01, 2009

No, it can't hurt them.
We have had/have cats that like/liked peas, beets, and green beans.

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Cory3
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Mar 01, 2009

It don't think there is any harm as long as you don't over feed the spinach and lettuce, giving large amounts or replacing it with any of the cats regular diet. Cats cannot be vegetarians, they need meat.

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Elizabeth P.
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Mar 01, 2009

My cat too loves to eat grass...I always tried to stop her from doing that but I talked to a vet about it and they said it wasn't going to harm them as long as that was not all they ate.

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Kirk  P.
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Mar 01, 2009

I think it's good for them. Our cats, when let outdoors, love to eat grass. I think when they are stuck indoors for the winter they use lettuce as a substitute. I had heard cats eat grass to help them get rid of (cough up) their hairballs, but my grass/lettuce eating cat doesn't have hairball problems too often.

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Roxanne P.
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Mar 01, 2009

for some reason my cats like to eat it too. i dont think it hurts them if anything its prob good for them.

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