Cats may occasionally show interest in certain foods like sage, but it doesn’t mean that these snacks are right for them.
While sage is not inherently toxic to felines, it is not part of their natural diet. Cats are obligate carnivores and their digestive system is designed for a diet consisting primarily of meat. As a result, introducing unfamiliar foods such as sage can cause digestive upset or possible allergic reactions.
It’s best to avoid intentionally feeding your cat sage or other herbs and spices that are not specifically recommended by a veterinarian. Instead, focus on providing a balanced and nutritionally complete diet designed specifically for feline needs.
If your cat has ingested sage or any other unfamiliar substance, monitor it closely for signs of gastrointestinal distress, such as vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite. If any concerning symptoms occur or persist, it is advisable to consult your veterinarian immediately.