Like many vegetables, carrots are packed with vitamins. They provide cats with a healthy boost of vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), potassium, and fiber. In addition, carrots are treasured as an excellent source of beta carotene – a pigment that gives carrots their distinctive orange color, and that gives your cat’s immune system a well-deserved boost.
Carrots are highly regarded as a super antioxidant. This means carrots contain natural substances that help in reducing several types of cell damage that naturally occurs as we age. Even in cats, the vegetable is linked to helping slow cognitive decline and maintaining skin and eye health.
Carrot as a cat treat
We strongly recommend cooking any carrots before allowing cats to eat them. Raw carrot is harder for your feline to digest and to chew, making it a choking hazard. While carrots are relatively high in sugar, your cat would have to eat loads before becoming hyperglycemic. Therefore, small cubes of boiled carrot make a wonderful treat for cats that love the taste and are a wonderful addition to any wet cat food recipe.