What Are Gummies?
Gummies are small, gelatinous sweets that come in a variety of shapes and flavors. They’re usually made with sugar, corn syrup or gelatin, water and artificial colors and flavors. Commonly found in candy stores or supermarkets, gummies provide quick energy and a sweet treat when eaten by humans. But can cats eat gummies too?
Are Gummies Safe for Cats to Eat?
The short answer is no, cats should not be given gummies since they contain several ingredients that can be toxic to cats. The main ingredient in gummy bears is sugar which provides virtually no nutritional value for cats as their diet should consist primarily of high-quality proteins from sources such as meat or fish along with a few carbohydrates like grains or vegetables. Additionally, the artificial colors and flavors used to give them their appealing look could cause digestive upset if ingested by your cat.
Alternatives For Your Cat
If you want to treat your cat with something special there are many options available that won’t put his health at risk! Some ideas include:
• Small pieces of cooked chicken breast (no bones)
• A teaspoon of plain yogurt without any added sugars or flavorings
• Fresh cooked salmon (remove any bones before feeding)
• A few pieces of canned tuna (in brine)
• Freeze-dried liver treats specifically designed for cats
These treats will still provide your cat with some extra calories while also containing important nutrients he needs to stay healthy! Plus they’re much safer than giving him sugary snacks like gummy bears which could lead to serious medical issues down the road if consumed regularly.