Can Cats Eat Cherries?

September 08, 2017 3 Comments

Can Cats Eat Cherries?

I absolutely love cherries! I buy them whenever they're in season and much on them between meals. 

When they're not in season, I buy cherry flavoured everything...from cherry coke to cherry cake.

So, you get, right? 

And my cat used to LOVE playing with cherries...

I thank god that I never tried feeding my kitty some cherries! 

That is because according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, cherries are toxic to cats.

This is because cherries contain Cyanogenic glycosides or cynide in its seed, stems, and leaves. 

The symptoms of this include: 

  1. dilated pupils
  2. difficulty breathing
  3. shock
  4. panting

If you see any of these symptoms in your kitty, you must alert your vet immediately and take your cat to centenary hospital. 

I hope this blog post helped you in some way. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section!


3 Responses

Patti
Patti

September 15, 2017

Hi,
Thank you for your article on the cherries. I would like to know more dos and don’ts for my fur babies!

NatNat
NatNat

September 15, 2017

Thank you so much for posting and helping us all to learn about keeping our kitties safe from harm! Knowledge is power – so look out for fewer CATastrophes now we know about cherries! Thanks xx

Vanda
Vanda

September 15, 2017

Wow !!! I never knew this fun furry friend fact – I love cherries too but luckily, I never fed them to my Maine Coon cat Cinnamon.

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