Felines are attracted to plants, but some of them can be beneficial and others not. Let’s see if the cat can eat parsley.
Cats are very curious animals and we can often find them wandering around our vegetable garden or in our garden biting our much loved plants.
Although on the one hand we are concerned about the destruction of our plants, on the other hand there is a greater concern for our four-legged friend, as we do not know if the plant that the cat is eating is safe for him.
Among the many plants we can see our furry friend nibble on the parsley plant. Let ‘s see if the latter can cause damage to the cat’s health.
Can cats eat parsley?
Parsley is an aromatic plant widely used in our kitchens, to season fish, meat, potatoes. But is it safe for the cat?
Well yes! This plant is not harmful to the cat at all, so if you catch your four-legged friend munching on parsley, don’t worry.
However, although it does not belong to the category of toxic foods for the cat, you should not overdo the quantities. As a small amount of parsley for the cat can also be beneficial, while a larger amount could create problems for our furry friend.
For this reason, do not add parsley to your four-legged friend’s food every day.
Benefits of parsley for cats
As previously said, the cat can eat parsley in moderation without any problem, also because the latter being a green grass is very beneficial for the cat.
In fact, parsley is rich in minerals such as potassium, iron and calcium, and vitamins such as:
- Vitamin A: useful for the eyesight and improvement of the cat’s immune system;
- Vitamin K: useful for the blood coagulation system and for the health of the cat’s liver;
- Vitamin C: useful for the well-being of the feline’s joints, as this vitamin facilitates the maintenance and production of collagen;
- Vitamin B: useful for the energy metabolism in the feline.
In addition, parsley has antifungal and anti-infection properties useful for the health of the urinary tract of the cat.
Risks of parsley for cats
Although cats can benefit many from eating parsley, the quantity is very important to prevent this plant from being toxic to the kitty.
In fact, it has been scientifically proven that a large amount of parsley can cause various problems for our four-legged friend, such as:
- Convulsions in cats
- Photosensitization (sunburn, sun dermatitis).
It is also very important never to give spring parsley to the feline, as even if in small quantities it can be toxic for our four-legged friend. In any case, to be sure in giving parsley to the cat it is necessary to consult your veterinarian.