Can Cats eat kale? Is kale good or harmful for Cats?

          Kale is super dietary food in your salad and gives many beneficial results for humans but coming to cats eating kale shows both good as well as bad effects. Cats are actually carnivores and we humans are omnivores, so always remember that cat’s digestive system is processed for having meat and most of the proteins for cats are achieved by consuming meat. But they cannot have all the sufficient minerals and nutrients from meat alone.

          So occasional feeding of veggies and plants are necessary to cats. Kale is one of best choice you can have. It is comprised of protein and fat with a low content of carbohydrates. As per ASPCA kale is not included in toxic lists of food for animals nor stated it is poisonous for cats. Thus, it is safe to feed your pet and remember too much is too bad always. Should be given in moderation and not in bulk amounts.

Bad effects

  • Eating kale excessively can cause Heinz body sickliness by which it declines the cats red platelets, followed by fever and weakness.
  • Even make your cats feel loss of hunger, skin and gums get discoloured slowly and pees in ruddy brown colour.
  • Kale have lot of inedible fibre in it, which is not good, gas may be the expected issue.
  • The primary signs indicating your cat has been over fed is diarrhoea and stomach upset
  • They may clock the retention of calcium, so keep in mind you include this significant mineral in other ways.
  • Kale may contain pesticides and other chemical contaminants on it which is harmful for cats. So, always clean and wash the kale before you feed.


  • Kale is plentiful in minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients.
  • Kale is a fat-free and low-calorie food and thus inclined to obesity. It helps your pet to maintain some healthy weight.
  • Dietary fiber in kale decreases the risk of diabetes, few kinds of tumors, and heart-related issues.
  • Kale contains antioxidants that act like cancer-preventing agents. Feeding such antioxidant-rich food may also reduce the ailment risk of stress and aging in your cat.
  • Most of the cats can produce vitamin C in default but can’t develop amino acid called taurine. So, to avoid this deficiency cats must rely on some veggies like kale.
  • Kale gives your pet vitamin A which enhances the proper functioning of skin, muscles, and nerves.
  • Indigestion, constipation, and even colon cancer can be prevented by eating a bit of kale.


     Feeding your pet with kale is absolutely fine and it is not too dangerous for their health unless you feed them in minimal quantities and not in a regular basis. Though cats are carnivores they need some essential green foods to achieve nutritional requirements for the body. Kale would satisfy those needs providing these vitamins and nutrients. One sincere suggestion would be to always consult your vet before you add anything to your cat’s diet.

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