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C2009-27

Dear Christopher Cat

Are celery leaves harmful to cats? Ours go crazy over them.

Christopher Responds

Celery leaves are quite safe for us cats.

However, if your cats eat too many, they may experience stomach upset.

Keep in mind that anything added to a balanced commercial diet unbalances the diet, so it’s important to limit extra treats -– even celery leaves –- to less than 5 percent of the diet.

I eat only cat food, so the variety of unusual foods that appeal to other cats amazes me. For example, I know cats that like broccoli, various fruits, including cantaloupe and other melons, and even tomato juice.

Update: Because your cats like celery leaves so much, I decided to try one. They’re salty, but still not flavorful enough for me. I guess I’m a meat-and-potatoes guy, minus the potatoes.

 

 

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