Can Cats eat Sage?

Do you have a garden full of aromatic herbs and you don’t know if they can be good for your Kitty? Let’s see if the cat can eat sage.

Sage is one of the aromatic herbs often used in cooking but also in medicine and can also be used as an ornamental plant.

Those who share their life with a feline, very often have to be careful about the plants used in the house, as the cat, due to his curiosity, could easily get close to plants that can be toxic to him.

In this article we will see if sage is a toxic plant for the kitty or if the cat can eat it without any problem.

Can cats eat sage?

Cats are very curious animals, but sometimes this curiosity could cause damage to our little furry friends.

For this reason it is our job to keep the health of the feline safe, how? Just be aware of what could harm the cat and what could be safe for the cat.

Speaking of which, which category does sage belong to? This herb can be easily present in our kitchens, and has many beneficial properties for humans and also for our four-legged friend.

In fact, sage does not belong to the category of plants toxic to cats. However, it is advisable to always pay attention to the quantities to offer to the cat and it is also necessary to consult your veterinarian before adding this herb to the cat’s diet.

Benefits of sage for cats

Sage is an aromatic herb widely used in the human world, as it is rich in health properties. These properties are not only beneficial for humans but also for our beloved felines. Here are the beneficial properties of sage for the cat:

  • Antispasmodics: they calm the muscles of the cat, preventing convulsions, tremors and muscle contractions. This herb also has the function of a vasodilator, useful for blood circulation and the healthy maintenance of the cat’s heart;
  • Antiseptic and antimicrobial: useful for protecting the cat’s body from infections, especially in the case of salmonella in the cat;
  • Antidrotic: useful property to deal with excessive cat sweating;
  • Astringent: very useful for felines with skin ulcers, as this property cleans and rejuvenates the skin of the cat, preventing excessive secretion of oils;
  • Antifungals: useful for protecting the feline from fungal infections.

In addition, sage is rich in fiber. So this herb is very useful for helping felines with gastrointestinal problems.

Risks of sage for cats

As with any other food, too much sage can cause health problems for your kitty.

Since sage contains essential oils, a large amount of essential oils can lead to stomach pains and cause diarrhea in the cat.

Furthermore, a large amount of this herb can cause, albeit rarely, physiological problems within the central nervous system of our four-legged friend.

For this reason it is necessary to pay attention to the quantities to be offered to the cat and especially in the event that the cat has eaten too much sage, it is necessary to contact a veterinarian urgently.

How to give cat sage

As mentioned earlier, sage is often used in cooking, it is added to other food or even ground.

But how can we give this herb to our beloved cat? To give the cat sage, it is possible to cut the leaves of this aromatic plant and add them to the cat’s food.

It can be added to both commercial and home-made food. It is also possible to give the cat the dried and ground leaves.

Since sage is beneficial for the cat both for its internal and external organism, it is also possible to place sage leaves on the cat’s body to relieve any itching or treat skin ulcers.

Finally, the use of sage oil is not recommended, as it is very toxic for our four-legged friend.

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