Can Cats Eat Lemon? (Benefits/Risks)

Yes, cats can eat lemon.

However, all citrus fruits including lemon are mildly toxic to cats so you better only feed these to your pet cat as a treat and not as a regular part of their diet.

You could squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on for example tuna, salmon, or sardines, or anything meat-based you’re feeding your cat to add a bit more flavor.

Your cat might not like the smell or taste though after you squeeze a lemon on top, so only do that on a little piece of meat and see if she eats it or not, if she does, then you can give her a bit more.

Lemons contain a glycoside called limonin which is toxic to felines. So if your cat ingests too much of it, she can get sick.

But don’t worry because even though lemons are toxic to cats, the chance of your cat getting seriously ill from eating a few slices or squeezed lemon juice is very unlikely.

How is lemon good for cats?

Lemons are good for cats with digestive problems because they are very rich in vitamin C which is extremely good for your cat’s immune system.

They are also known to have antiseptic properties, which is why you can use them to clean cuts and scratches on your cat’s skin where there might be bacteria. Lemons are also a good source of citric acid, which acts as a natural, gentle cleanser.

So if you’re not sure how to treat your cat’s digestive problems or want to give them an all-over wash with something that is more natural than what you’d normally use on cats, then you can try lemon juice mixed with water. You can also give your cat some lemon slices to chew on as I said before.

But make sure you watch your cat when she’s eating the lemon because they can be a choking hazard depending on how big or small they are.

Can kittens eat lemon?

Yes, kittens can eat lemons. However, the only reason why I put this section in here was that you might wonder if giving your cat lemon is okay because she’s a kitten or if it’s dangerous for her.

It isn’t dangerous for your kitten to give her some lemon every now and then, but keep it as an occasional treat because she doesn’t need that much vitamin C.

Make sure you only give your kitten lemon when it’s about the size of a quarter or smaller because otherwise, she can get sick from choking on it.

Can lemon cause cats acidity?

Lemons don’t cause acidity in cats, but you should feed your cat lemon in moderation because like I mentioned before, lemons can be very acidic which is why they’re often used as household cleaners.

So if your cat eats too much of it or drinks some of the water mixed with lemon juice after she’s given one of her baths with it, it could upset her stomach.

So make sure you only give your cat lemon when she’s eating meat or licking on a cut to reduce the chances of that happening.

Can obese cats eat lemon?

Yes, obese cats can eat lemons. It’s actually recommended if your fat cat wants to lose some weight because lemons have zero calories and are full of vitamins.

So it is ok to give your overweight kitty a bit of lemon every now and then as long as you don’t put too much salt or sugar on top of it.

Does lemon cause cats heartburn?

No, lemon doesn’t cause heartburn in cats.

If you do give your kitty a bit of lemon to eat every now and then as a treat or make her a healthy drink mixed with it, be sure not to put salt or sugar on the food or liquid because those two things will definitely cause heartburn.

Can diabetic cats eat lemon?

Yes, diabetic cats can eat lemons. They’re actually good for diabetic cats because they don’t raise the cat’s blood sugar levels and are full of vitamins including vitamin C which is very beneficial to your diabetic kitty’s immune system.

So you don’t have to worry about giving your diabetic cat a bit of lemon every now and then as a treat.

However, make sure not to put salt or sugar on it because too much of those two will definitely cause your diabetic cat’s blood sugar levels to rise.