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Are cucumbers safe for cats to eat

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We have noticed some ants around the cats food bowl. I read that ants do not like cucumber peelings. I was wondering if I were to put the cucumber peels in the vicinity of the cat bowls, would that be safe for the cats?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Louis Gotthelf replied 10 years ago.
I doubt that the cats would eat them, but cuccmber has a lot of oxalic acid which can cause excessive urination.