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Will eating olives hurt my cat? She loves olives and begs

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Will eating olives hurt my cat? She loves olives and begs for them when I use them.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. Cats are funny aren't they? Olives are not considered toxic or bad for cats. However, there is nothing in them that they need. So while it won't hurt her to eat them, you might limit how many she gets so that they are not replacing the nutritious cat food that she needs. Also, olives contain oil, so too many could cause loose or runny stools. If you give them to her sparingly, she should be fine!

I hope this helps. Please contact me with any further questions you may have. Thank you and good luck!