Welcome to Authentic Bengal Cats, the website where we aim to answer your questions about Bengal cat ownership.
One of the most popular categories of articles on this website is food and drink that is safe (or not) for your Bengal.
In today’s article we look at the following question relating to Bengal cat food and drink:
“Can Bengal cats eat cucumber?”
There might be a saying “as cool as a cucumber”, but how does that relate to your Bengal cat?
You might have noticed that your Bengal cat shows interest ion cucumber that you’re eating as part of a salad, sandwich, or some other meal.
Let’s look at whether nor not your cat can eat cucumber.
Is Cucumber Safe For Bengal Cats?
The good news is that cucumber is safe for Bengal cats.
In fact, cucumber is probably one of the best vegetables that you can feed your cat, due to:
- High water content. Cucumbers are almost 95% water, meaning that it will help keep your Bengal hydrated. A cup of cucumber slices has almost as much hydrating potential as a cup of water! This means that cucumber could be a good snack option for a Bengal that doesn’t like drinking much water, or if you live in a hot or dry environment. The only thing to consider here is that excessive consumption of cucumber could result in diarrhoea due to high water intake.
- Cucumber is full of health-giving vitamins, minerals and nutrients. For example, cucumber is one of the richest sources of vitamin K.
- Low in calories, fat and sugar. Many treats that people like to feed their Bengals are high in calories from fat and sugar (even some supposedly healthy store-bought pet treats). Cucumber has very few calories, and basically none from fat or sugar. This makes it a healthy, nutritious option that isn’t going to contribute to your Bengal becoming fat.
Can Bengal cats eat cucumber?
Yes, they can.
In fact, cucumber is one of the best vegetable options to feed to your Bengal cat. It is highly hydrating, and contains vitamins and minerals that will benefit your cat.
Just be wary of feeding too much (as the high water content could lead to gastrointestinal issues) and also consider removing the skin first as this could contain chemicals from the growing and harvesting process.
Thank you so much for reading. Make sure you check out our guide to the best food for Bengal cats, for more information on what you should be feeding your cat.