Can Cats Eat Sashimi? Is Sashimi good for your Cat’s Health

Can cats eat Sashimi…??

Can cats eat raw meat…??

Can cats eat raw food…??

Sashimi is a raw food which is pierced into small and thin parts. Most of the people get confused between the dishes Sushi and Sashimi, they both are different in their own way and flavour. Sushi servers with a dash of vinegar flavoured rice, whereas Sashimi consists of only raw food.

“It is less preferred to feed Sashimi to your cat” as it is a raw food or raw meat. Feeding sashimi to your cat can leads to gastrointestinal upset, and it consists of thiaminase which can reduce the vitamin B named thiamine in cats.

It may cause kidney issues and urinary tract disease to your pet.

There is also vegetable sashimi present in some of the countries which include items such as Avocado, Japanese radish, etc.…

Vegetable sashimi is somewhat better to feed your cat than providing the regular Sashimi which consists of raw meat. For example: “Avocado sashimi” Avocado is good for your cats’ health, but as Sashimi means raw food, it should be fed in very low quantity.

Though the cat is a carnivorous Mammal, the raw food is not so good for cats, but cooked meat without any spices and herbs can be fed to your pet cat.

Sashimi is the most common and famous food in Japan, and Japanese people consider it as their best meal. Sashimi mostly consists of raw seafood, but sometimes it also consists of beef and chicken but mostly seafood.

Sashimi which includes only beef or other meat other than fish is also avoidable for cats to eat as it can cause allergens, loose stools and vomiting.

Types of Sashimi:

Some of the most popular Sashimi are…

  • Salmon
  • Squid
  • Octopus
  • Shrimp
  • Scallop
  • Surf clam
  • Tuna
  • Sea Bream
  • Mackerel
  • Bonito Tuna
  • Amberjack (or) Yellowtail

Types of vegetable sashimi:

  • Avocado sashimi
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Japanese radish
  • Konnyaku
  • Yuba or tofu

Sashimi is not suitable for your cat’s health. But you can feed it in significantly less quantity. Consulting vet is an excellent thing to do before taking any risks.


Most of the cats can tolerate and endure the raw food, but some of them will have health issues and concerns about nutrition for the immune system issues they may need cooked food.

Yes, cats can eat raw food/raw meat but in a controlled manner and a well-designed diet. To feed raw food to your cats, make sure that the diet is complete and balanced. Note the protein, fat and nutrient content in food which you are going to feed to your cat.

Please don’t assume that the cats eat only meat and it is always a better option to consult a vet before feeding anything to your cat.

Maybe the most danger of taking care of and dealing with raw food or raw meat comes down to cross-contamination.

Feeding only raw food to your pet cat will increase the hazardous microorganisms (dangerous pathogens).

Raw food consists of many bacteria which can cause illness by causing food poison to your pet cat.

Precautions to be taken before feeding raw food to your cat:

  • It is better to prepare food in your home and clean the food.
  • Muscles and organs meat is most preferable
  • Add any supplements
  • Should observe the nutritional, proteins and fat contents of the food
  • Better to heat the food
  • Use ingredients from a reliable source

Home-cooked food is the best food for your pet cat. Avoid feeding Sashimi and raw food to your cats. Choose high-quality food which contains the right ingredients and a high amount of protein. It is good to reduce the food containing carbohydrates, and it may increase your cat’s longevity.

By feeding low carbohydrates content food to your pet, you can prevent your cat from health issues like obesity and diabetes.

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