Can Cats Eat Potatoes Safely?
Yes, cats can eat potatoes in moderation. The only caveat is that they must be cooked before being given to your cats. Raw potatoes may cause digestion problems because they aren’t easily digestible. They may also cause accidental blockages in the cat’s digestive system if the pieces of potatoes are too big. Last but not least, raw potatoes (specifically the green part) may contain a chemical called Solanine, which can cause poisoning.
Cooked potatoes can be good for cats from time to time because they are rich in nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6. All of these nutrients play an important role in maintaining your cat’s health. We suggest serving mashed potatoes (without seasoning) so that it’s easy for your cats to consume.
While it is very rare, some cats may suffer from potato allergies. It’s strongly recommended that you only serve a tiny amount of cooked potato at first to check for any potential reactions from your cat. This applies to any new food you introduce to your feline pal.