Despite the fact that cats are predators, sometimes they try on the role of herbivores and selflessly absorb cucumbers, tomatoes, bananas, pineapples and even canned olives.
Why cats like olives
The secret of cat love for olives / olives lies in:
- the sour taste of the fruits themselves and the pickle rich in preservatives;
- the smell of essential oils, which, like valerian, has a narcotic effect on the nervous system, causes hallucinations, disrupts coordination and enhances sexual desire;
- the ability to drive a fragrant berry across the floor.
Video: cat in ecstasy from olives
Can cats be given olives?
Olives / olives are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, many vitamins and minerals, however, the benefits of this composition are crossed out contained in brine:
- vinegar and spices - irritate the gastric mucosa and provoke diseases of the digestive system;
- salt - causes fluid retention in the body, increases the load on the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.
Giving olives to cats is not recommended, because even their single use can lead to negative reactions from the gastrointestinal tract: pain, vomiting, inflammation and allergic reactions. The systematic presence of olives in the diet increases the risk of urolithiasis and myocardial infarction.
Instead of olives, it is better to give the cat unrefined olive oil of the first cold extraction once a day - a couple of drops, so as not to harm the liver
Cats, eagerly eating olives, look, of course, very funny, but still it is not worth experimenting with the health of pets. The brine in which they are pickled contains salt, vinegar and spices that are harmful to the cat's body. These components can cause serious harm to animals that already have chronic diseases. There are plenty of nutrients in olives, but their cats can get them by using super-premium industrial feeds created specifically for predators.