There are many human foods that are harmful to cats. That explains why we should take extra precaution during holidays or special occasions where cats are exposed to more human foods. However, many cats seem to have developed plant-eating tendencies on things such as broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, green beans, or even sprouts. Are they safe for cats to eat?
First of all, cats are obligate carnivores that should be fed meat for the largest part of their diet. Cats sometimes seek out and eat plants and grasses in order to alleviate an upset tummy or discomfort. Other times, they munch on greens to induce vomiting to remove hairballs. Some cats eat greens simply because of the taste.