Do your cat eat tomatoes?

my siamese cat - my cat Kishy.
@jewel102 (105)
United States
June 29, 2007 10:46am CST
My siamese mix cat eat tomatoes and I will like to know if somebody else cat eat tomatoes too and if this will be bad for cats or not.
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13 responses
@youless (66007)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Jun 07
It sounds very funny that a cat eats tomatoes. My cats don't like vegetables, they will just eat grass when they feel like doing so. Tomatoes are always the healthy food. So I think it's good for your cat.
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• United States
16 Oct 08
My cat just had some tomato, and I thought he was having a seizure. Tomatoes are bad for cats. He flopped on his side and threw up, really forcefully, I thought he was going to die.
• United States
4 Feb 09
My calico has been eating tomatoes for years and she is a perfectly healthy girl. She eats other fruits including blueberries, strawberries, oranges, and avocados. Seriously- she's a strange cat.
• United States
27 Feb 10
It must be the Siamese in your cat! My Siamese cat is 1-1/2 years old and I just discovered last week, quite by accident, that she absolutely loves tomatoes! She started chewing on the rest of my (small) tomato 10 mintues ago, and she is still at it! I found a website that said that tomatoes are toxic to cats, but Sarah has shown no ill effects. I don't believe that she would love it so much if it were bad for her. (She showed no ill effects from her first tomato last week, but I won't let her have more than one a week, just in case.) Thanks for sharing.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Actually, I think raw tomatoes are bad for cats. But my cat will eat tomato sauces like spaghetti sauce, and that doesn't seem to hurt her any.
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@GEOvanne (94)
• Jamaica
30 Jun 07
my cat has never eaten tomatoes, but she has eaten ketchup. iv seen her eat other plant stuff though. she only drank powered milk, and never drank boxed milk onless in put suger into it. iv seen the dogs dink orange juice and eat papaya.
@jewel102 (105)
• United States
30 Jun 07
That's funny, milk with sugar... Mine also like sweet stuff like apple turnovers, cake or a sweet dessert but too much sugar is no, no because she starts climbing walls and get very hiper...
@lifeluver (743)
• Canada
29 Jun 07
No, my cat certainly hasn't eaten tomatoes and, quite honeltly, this is the first time I've heard such a thing. I don't think they would be bad for your cat. I do know that, in people, tomatoes can cause gas and people who have stomach troubles should avoid them - maybe this is true for cats as well.... ps.....love the pic. of your kitty :)
@jewel102 (105)
• United States
30 Jun 07
She been doing this for a while and doesn't look that hurts her, anyway I did not gave her too much either.
@userkasep (110)
• Indonesia
1 Jul 07
hahaah I just heard a cat eta tomatoes :D but i think it not bad for cat because it contains lot nutrition and vitamin, perhaps as long your cat didn't eat lot tomatoes ... how could this hapening? did you ever gave that cat tomatoes to play with?
@jewel102 (105)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I had to blame my husband of that, he was the one that gave her the first piece of tomatoes!
• Indonesia
3 Jul 07
hehehe aslong your cat doesn't got any problem you should bother for anything ... hehhe check your cat health every month :D
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
30 Jun 07
That is a new one on me! I had a cat that ate lettuce, but never heard of tomatoes. I guess you will just have to wait and see if she is bothered by it. Maybe she needs the potassium. If she doesn't get sick, I wouldn't worry about it.
@jewel102 (105)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I was reading all the answers and I have to be honest I just can't stop laughing, is so funny. I never heard about cat eat lettuce or ketchup or milk with sugar, oh. Please do not misunderstand me, I appreciate all your answers and suggestions!
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
1 Jul 07
That's cats for you!
• United States
30 Jun 07
I have a calico mixed breed she Loves tomatoes,green beans,pinto beans,pudding,jello,eggs and much more besides her dry catfood---so there is no harm I've even asked her Veterian about it she said no problem
@jewel102 (105)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Mine also likes biscuits, pinto beans, roast beef, ice cream, apple turnovers, cake, sometimes potatoes hashbrowns.
@Kalyni2011 (3504)
• India
9 Feb 11
Cats eat all kinds of food but they are more fond of meat, fish, egg, milk compared to veges, my neighbor has a cat, it is pure vegetarian, does not eat meat etc, well it depends upon how they are brought up.. thnxs for sharing, cheers kalyani
@ElicBxn (57923)
• United States
16 Aug 09
oh, man, jewel - my cat, Mekon, would've been a happy vegetarian! He like broccoli, tomatoes, cantaloupe so long as you keep him away from onions and garlic he should be fine
• United States
5 Dec 08
I have a 8 month old Siamese kitten and she did the same thing. I've had Siamese cats before but none of them have ever eaten a tomato...Until now! I had a whole tomato (still in the plastic vegetable bags from the grocery store) on my kitchen counter. When I woke up the next morning, the tomato was on the floor, in a different room, and was 1/2 eaten. Little Turkey!!
@ertzinas (239)
• Finland
3 Jul 07
Ahh, never my cat eats none vegetables or fruits.. My cat likes meat and fish and ofcourse milk and cream :). Ofcourse i buy some "shop" catfood which has something strange in it but my cat likes it and its cheap :). Strange that some cats actually eat tomatoes.. i would never of guess that coming..
• Turkey
30 Jun 07
One of my cats loves tomatoes and he'll eat them any way he can get them, whether they are fresh, tinned, cooked or just tomato sauce. When I come home from grocery shopping I have to make sure not to put the bag of vegetables on the floor, as once he managed to extract the tomatoes and run of with them. By the time I found him he had eaten one tomato and peeled the skin of another! What I find strange is he won't eat any other types of vegetables, just tomatoes!
@abiesm (376)
• Vietnam
30 Jun 07
it's so strange .. My cat sometime eats vegetable , but she'll spew up all after few mins . Vegetable is good for animal too , right ?