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Can Cats Eat Ham?

The short answer: Yes, but only in moderation. The long answer: A type of processed meat that comes from a pork leg cut, ham can be eaten by cats who are known to be obligate carnivores. Ham is high in protein and iron, which are good for your cat. However, they are also often cured Read More...

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The short answer: Yes, but only in moderation.

The long answer: A type of processed meat that comes from a pork leg cut, ham can be eaten by cats who are known to be obligate carnivores. Ham is high in protein and iron, which are good for your cat. However, they are also often cured with salt and other preservatives, making them unhealthy for your furball. FelineLiving reports that cats can only take in 42 mg of sodium per day. Anything more than that will lead to dehydration and other health complications. 

As long as the ham isn’t being given as a meal replacement, you can let your cat eat this pork type occasionally. Refrain from feeding onion or garlic-flavoured ham because these vegetables are lethal for your cat. Also, do not feed your cat ham slices that are glazed or accompanied by heavy sauces (most notably ham served during the holidays!). 

How to feed ham to your cat: Before feeding a small slice to your cat, check the label to see the complete list of ingredients used to cure the ham. Better yet, buy from a reputable source. Choose the leaner deli cuts that do not contain spices or seasonings. 

Cook the ham properly before giving it to your cat whether through baking or boiling. Never feed your cat raw ham. This may carry harmful bacteria such as salmonella that can cause illness or even death.

Here are three ideas for ham treats your cat will love:

  1. Give small slices of ham to your cat as her reward during training.
  2. Strained ham baby food can be turned into a tasty cat treat.  
  3. Chop it up into small cubes, then add them to her wet food.

In summary: Ham may be enjoyed by your cat in small doses, but only if the meat is devoid of sauces, seasonings, or artificial flavourings. Always consult with your veterinarian before feeding your cat human food. Some cats are known to have pork allergies or intolerances. To be safe, feed her a small piece to see how her body reacts to it before including it in your roster of treats. 

References: 

People Foods Cats Can Eat

Can Cats Eat Ham Or Is It Bad For Them?

Can Cats Eat Ham? Is It Toxic Or Safe For Your Kitty?

Can Cats Eat Ham? Is Ham Safe For Cats?

Is Cetaphil Cruelty Free?

The short answer: No, Cetaphil is not entirely cruelty free. The long answer: Owned by independent global dermatology company Galderma, Cetaphil is a “gentle and effective skincare line for face, body, and baby.” It specialises in treating sensitive, dry, and acne-prone skin types. On its US website, Cetaphil states that they do not test any Read More...

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The short answer: No, Cetaphil is not entirely cruelty free.

The long answer: Owned by independent global dermatology company Galderma, Cetaphil is a “gentle and effective skincare line for face, body, and baby.” It specialises in treating sensitive, dry, and acne-prone skin types. On its US website, Cetaphil states that they do not test any of their products on animals. However, they fail to mention if their suppliers test their raw materials, or if they commission third parties to test on their (or their suppliers’) behalf.

When you do a quick search online, you’ll discover that Cetaphil is being sold  in mainland China. This means that Cetaphil must follow China’s rules and regulations before their products can be sold there. Animal testing is one of the country’s mandatory requirements. It allows health officials to continuously do local tests on animals using Cetaphil products, guaranteeing they are safe for Chinese consumers. Because its products are currently sold in China, Cetaphil cannot claim to be a cruelty free brand. 

Check out our cruelty free series by clicking on this link.

References:

Cetaphil FAQs

Is Cetaphil Cruelty-Free in 2020? (What You Need To Know Before You Buy!)

Is Cetaphil Cruelty Free and Vegan? (2020)

Is Kiehl’s Cruelty Free?

The short answer: No, Kiehl’s is not entirely cruelty free. The long answer: Owned by personal care company L’Oréal, Kiehl’s is a skin, hair, and body care line that is sold internationally. On its official website, it states that they (as well as their parent company) prioritise their consumers’ health and safety and the support Read More...

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The short answer: No, Kiehl’s is not entirely cruelty free.

The long answer: Owned by personal care company L’Oréal, Kiehl’s is a skin, hair, and body care line that is sold internationally. On its official website, it states that they (as well as their parent company) prioritise their consumers’ health and safety and the support of animal welfare. The brand says, “L’Oréal has developed a very rigorous safety evaluation procedure of its products, backed by research. Well before the question of animal testing was raised by civil society or within a regulatory framework, L’Oréal has been committed to new methods of assessing safety that don’t involve animals.” 

Kiehl’s adds, “A true pioneer, L’Oréal has been reconstructing human skin models in laboratories to elaborate in vitro safety tests since 1979, as an alternative to animals. In 1989, L’Oréal completely ceased testing its products on animals, thus 14 years before the regulation required so. Today, L’Oréal no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule.”

Despite Kiehl’s claims about being against animal testing, the brand is currently being sold in China. This means that Chinese health authorities are allowed to conduct random tests on animals while using Kiehl’s products. These are done to make sure that the products are compliant with the country’s requirements. Kiehl’s tries to appease animal activists by saying, “L’Oréal has been the most active company working alongside the Chinese authorities and scientists for over 10 years to have alternative testing methods recognized, and permit the cosmetic regulation to evolve towards a total and definite elimination of animal testing. Thanks to this, since 2014, certain products manufactured and sold in China like shampoo, body wash or make-up are no longer tested on animals.”

It is admirable to know that Kiehl’s mother company is helping redefine testing methods in China. However, the phrase “certain products” does not guarantee that all of their items are free from animal testing.  

References:

General Inquiries

Cruelty Free Kitty: Kiehl’s

Is Kiehl’s Cruelty-Free or Vegan? (What You Need To Know Before You Buy!)

Is Kiehl’s cruelty-free?

How to Make Your Backyard Pet-Friendly

Whether you’re creating a sensory garden for your dog or a catio for your cat, the first thing to consider is your pet’s health and safety. After all, the backyard is an extension of your pet’s safe space—your home, and there’s no reason for it to not be as perfect and secure as your living Read More...

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Whether you’re creating a sensory garden for your dog or a catio for your cat, the first thing to consider is your pet’s health and safety. After all, the backyard is an extension of your pet’s safe space—your home, and there’s no reason for it to not be as perfect and secure as your living room or bed. So how does one create a beautiful and safe outdoor lifestyle for your pets—all while enriching their physical, mental, emotional, and social needs in a safe and enclosed setting? Read on!

With just a few of our tips and tricks, you can create a pet-friendly backyard that your dog or cat will always want to go back to. Here’s how to get started…  

1 Choose the right plants for your backyard.

Before purchasing a plant to grow in your backyard, always do a quick toxicity check. ABC Life reports 10 common plants that are lethal to both cats and dogs. These are: cannabis, lilies, sago palms, ivy, philodendrons, rubber tree plants, aloe vera, Chinese evergreen, asparagus fern, and lantana. Aside from the aforementioned plants, common flowers that are also poisonous for both species include holly, tulip, oleander, azalea, daffodil, carnations, and chrysanthemum.

Pet Poison Helpline states that “only a small percentage of plants are truly dangerous and poisonous to your pet.” However, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Autumn crocus, cyclamen, kalanchoe, dieffenbachia, lily of the valley, and hyacinths are also included in Pet Poison Helpline’s most dangerous plants list. Just a bite of the root, leaf, branch, or petal could cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive drooling. If your pet does not receive immediate veterinary attention, some of these plants could cause your pet to fall into a coma and possibly die.

RenoGuide shares that “ferns, palms, catnip, lemongrass, and hibiscus are some of the most pet-friendly plants.” For pet owners living in Australia, try these outdoor plants:

  • Groundcover: Baby’s tears, spider plant
  • Flowers: African daisies, snapdragons, orchids, fuchsia, petunia
  • Shrubs: Bottlebrush, camellia 
  • Trees: Crepe myrtle, magnolia

Flower Power adds that “most herbs and edible plants are also pet-friendly,” with cats having an affinity for catmint and cat grass. 

TIP: For a comprehensive list of toxic and non-toxic plants for dogs and cats, check out ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control section. 

2 Store dangerous tools and chemicals properly. 

Dogs and cats are curious creatures, and if you’re not careful, they might accidentally topple over your fertilizer bag, sniff it, and taste it. Similarly, your pet can cut himself on sharp objects such as hedge shears and rake if these are just lying around. Before letting your dog or cat explore your backyard, make it a point to lock away all your essentials in a shed that your pet doesn’t have access to. Lawn chemicals, pesticides, and rat poison should be used conscientiously—if at all. Always search for organic pet-friendly alternatives. 

3 Create a sturdy, enclosed barrier that will keep your pet safe and secure.  

Most cats will be able to jump or climb over most traditional fences. That said, cat owners should make an extra effort to set up a fence that will be difficult for their pet to scale. Purr…fect Fence suggests using a vinyl privacy fence that’s difficult for cat’s claws to sink into, or estate-type fences with two-inch gaps to discourage climbing. 

Aside from the type of material, installing a fence cat guard (with a lean-in fence top and screen overhang or a roller bar fence) will prevent your cat or dog from reaching the top of your fence and jumping over it. The Coyote Roller is a good example of a weatherproof ribbed roller that can stop animals from getting the foothold they need to climb over a fence. It is safe for pets and maintenance free.

A diagram of how the Coyote Roller works

Meanwhile, if your fence has a gap at the bottom, installing a metal fence barrier or an L-footer is a quick way to stop your cat from squeezing under the gap or your dog from digging the dirt and escaping your backyard. 

4 Provide spaces for shade and shelter.    

Dogs are known to get sunburn and suffer from heatstroke, so you should come up with a resting area within your backyard that allows your pets to stay cool. Both dogs and cats will appreciate this shaded area even more if you pile it with cosy materials such as blankets and pillows. Cat trees, scratching posts, and perching nooks would also make the space more appealing to your feline friends.  

Also, provide clean drinking water in these shaded spots to encourage your pets to stay hydrated. Don’t leave food out in the open or these might attract other creatures and pests. Instead, go for treat-dispensing toys that will keep your pets entertained. 

5 Add a fun water source.  

Make things more interesting for your pooch by placing a water fountain, stream, pond, or even an inflatable baby pool where he can have a quick dunk! If you opt to create something more permanent, make sure there is a gentle sloping side or shallow set of steps that your dog can easily step out of.

6 Choose materials that will delight your pet’s paws.  

If given the chance to choose landscaping materials, go for ones that your pet would find comfortable to step on. The Bark suggests textures such as concrete, brick, flagstone, pebbles, and smooth rocks, which more or less do not cling to fur and feet. Mulch (except cocoa mulch, which causes the same reactions as chocolate), small bark chips, and artificial turf (that does not heat up) can also be good alternatives to explore. 

Through an interview with HGTV, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping advises, “Asphalt is hot and harsh on paws. Synthetic lawns hold heat as well. Gravel can get lodged between large dog paw pads, and small dogs may choke on it. Decomposed granite stays cool and is not a chewing hazard.”

7 Always keep your backyard clean. 

Every time you let your pet out in your backyard, there’s a risk that he might contract various diseases. You and your pet may get infectious bacteria from damp leaves (blastomycosis), cat poop (toxoplasmosis), and dog poop (strains of E coli or salmonella, and even hookworm and roundworm eggs). Keep your backyard constantly clean to prevent bacteria and parasites from growing in it. Regularly trimming the hedges will also prevent injury to your pet, stopping thorns from poking their eyes or being lodged in their feet.

8 Have a spot devoted to play.

Give your pooch an open space where he can run like mad and expend all his excess energy. If you have the means and the area for it, why not build him a pet playground with various obstacles? For dogs who can’t stop digging, dedicate an area just for that purpose! Create a sandpit composed of fresh sand, then bury treats and chew toys for your pup to find.   

9 Be extra. 

Whether it’s a fence viewing window, a sitting rock, or different textured paths, your pet will appreciate all the extra features you set up to make the backyard pet-friendly. Make it easier for him to access the enclosure by setting up a pet door or flap, but always monitor the times he spends outdoors. No dog or cat should be left alone and unsupervised for long periods of time.  

10 Protect your pet.

Always make sure your dog or cat is healthy and has up-to-date vaccinations before letting him explore the yard. Protect him from fleas and ticks by using pet-safe treatments such as tablets, collars, and spot-ons. Heartworm medication is also a must, especially if your place is notorious for mosquitoes. 

Assemble a first aid kit for pet emergencies. Dogtime recommends having the following inside your pet first aid kit: 

  • Your pet’s paperwork: vaccination, medical records, and emergency phone numbers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Gauze, scissors, tape, rubber gloves
  • Wet wipes or grooming wipes
  • Towel or blanket
  • Collapsible travel food and water bowls
  • Water and small packages of food or treats
  • Medication
  • Your pet’s comfort item
  • Extra leash, collar, and poop bags
  • Flashlight
  • A guide book for pet first aid

In conclusion

We hope you picked up inspiring ideas on how to turn your backyard into a pet-friendly one! By following the 10 tips and crafting a secure, outdoor haven for your pet, you help enrich your pet’s life in more ways than you can imagine. 

For more informative articles, check out our other pet parenting guides!

How to Syringe Feed a Cat

Cats are usually private creatures and excel at hiding pain, illness, and discomfort, but when they lose their appetite, it’s a sign that something is wrong. If you notice that your cat has suddenly lost her desire to eat or is vomiting everything she eats, immediately take her to the veterinarian. Your vet may run Read More...

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Cats are usually private creatures and excel at hiding pain, illness, and discomfort, but when they lose their appetite, it’s a sign that something is wrong. If you notice that your cat has suddenly lost her desire to eat or is vomiting everything she eats, immediately take her to the veterinarian. Your vet may run tests and may also ask you to assist in feeding your cat until she gets better and resumes eating on her own. 

In this Waldo’s Friends blog post, you’ll learn:

When and why your cat needs assistance in eating/drinking

There are many possible reasons why your cat isn’t eating. Some common reasons include illnesses such as gastrointestinal upset, urinary complications, upper respiratory infections, kidney disease, liver disease, and diabetes. Cats experiencing dental pain or recovering from injuries may also lose their appetite. Other times, stress, anxiety, and psychological reasons can trigger your cat’s appetite loss. Orphaned kittens also need milk, which can be fed to them through a nursing bottle or a syringe.

When your cat stops eating by herself, you’ll need to find ways to help her out—even if it means feeding her through a syringe. This involves pureeing your cat’s food, placing it in a syringe, and gently transferring it into her mouth. Assist feeding your cat will help her meet her daily nutritional needs, stay hydrated, and allow her to take her medicine with the least amount of effort.

What you need to syringe feed a cat

Here are the tools you need to assist feed your cat:

Feeding syringes 

It’s important to note that feeding syringes are not the same as regular syringes. Compared to regular syringes used for vaccines, feeding syringes have larger and longer endings. If you cannot find feeding syringes in your pharmacy, an alternative tool would be curved tip syringes. You can easily cut off their ends and use them like feeding syringes. 

TIP: Load the food by either sucking it up via the syringe’s plunger or removing the back plunger and placing the food in the syringe with a small butter knife.

Cat food 

Consult with your vet regarding the best food to serve your cat through a syringe. Based on your cat’s weight, you’ll need to figure out how many calories she needs to consume in a day. Aside from figuring out the number of calories, you need to break down the total into smaller feeding times depending on the number of times she eats in a day. Put a cap of 25 ml per meal. 

Use a blender or food processor to puree your cat’s food, and add a bit of water (about 25% of the food). Strain it before placing the pureed cat food in syringes. Rather than serving it cold, warm the food to body temperature to make it more appealing for your cat. 

FelineDM notes that some cats who are syringe fed “develop aversion to the food used in this process.” They advise cat parents not to use their cat’s favourite food during assist feeding.

TIP: Use Vet Calculators to determine your cat’s caloric requirement! An average cat needs approximately 200 to 250 calories daily. 

Cloth and paper towels

Wrap your cat in a cloth towel (like a burrito!) to keep her secure throughout the feeding process. This way, you can control her movement and keep yourself protected from her claws. Plus, the liquid will go to the towel instead of on her fur. Paper towels can also help in cleaning up messes. If you have a baby bib at home, you can also place that around your cat’s neck to keep her clean.

TIP: Syringe feed your cat in the bathroom. The space is cosy, enclosed, and easy to clean.

How to syringe feed your cat

Now that you’ve prepared all the materials and figured out how much food to give your cat in one sitting, it’s time to feed her through a syringe. Do so by following these steps:

1 Prepare the filled syringes. 

Warm the syringes by placing them in a mug filled with hot water for about 5 minutes. If you have limited syringes available, have the pureed food ready beside you in a bowl or cup.

2 Wrap your cat in a towel and make her comfortable. 

Place the towel around her neck and drape it over her front paws. Use your non-dominant hand to keep her steady throughout the feeding. 

3 Feed your cat slowly but surely.

With your dominant hand, position the syringe on the side or back corner of your cat’s mouth. Slowly push about 1 ml of food into her mouth until you both get the hang of it. Feed her slowly, and observe her reactions. Adjust the amount of puree you transfer into her mouth as needed. A feeding session may take 5 to 15 minutes depending on how receptive your cat is to the process.

Always remember… 

Seek your vet’s advice about the kind of food you can puree for your cat and how much liquified food you can give in one sitting. Never force solids, liquids, or medication down the throat of an unconscious cat as well as one that has difficulty swallowing.

If your cat cannot hold down her food or has refused to eat for over 24 hours, seek help from her doctor immediately. The vet may perform physical checks, tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds to determine the cause of the problem. 

Learn more about how to care for your cat by checking out the cat section of our blog! You can discover sneaky ways to make a cat love you, why cats knead, and why your cat licks your hair.

Is AVEENO Cruelty Free?

The short answer: No, AVEENO is not entirely cruelty free. The long answer: A skincare and haircare brand, AVEENO is owned by the American consumer goods and pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson. On its official website, the company states, “We want you to feel good about how we make AVEENO products. You can only do Read More...

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The short answer: No, AVEENO is not entirely cruelty free.

The long answer: A skincare and haircare brand, AVEENO is owned by the American consumer goods and pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson. On its official website, the company states, “We want you to feel good about how we make AVEENO products. You can only do that if you have the facts. The fact is, AVEENO doesn’t conduct animal testing of our cosmetic products anywhere in the world, except in the rare situation where governments or laws require it. At AVEENO, we won’t ever compromise on the quality or safety of our products or stop seeking alternatives to animal testing.”

AVEENO products are being sold all over the world, making it compliant to the laws each country has. Selling their products in China would mean that they are knowingly allowing the Chinese government and their health authorities to do animal tests using their products. This is the only way AVEENO can be allowed to sell its products in the country. As such, AVEENO cannot claim to be 100% against animal testing. 

References:

Animal Testing Policy

AVEENO

Aveeno isn’t cruelty-free but these alternatives are

Is Lancôme Cruelty Free?

The short answer: No, Lancôme is not entirely cruelty free. The long answer: Lancôme is a French luxury perfume and cosmetics house that belongs to the L’Oréal Luxury Products division. It offers high-end skin care, fragrances, and makeup products that are sold internationally. One of the countries it is sold in is China, which has Read More...

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The short answer: No, Lancôme is not entirely cruelty free.

The long answer: Lancôme is a French luxury perfume and cosmetics house that belongs to the L’Oréal Luxury Products division. It offers high-end skin care, fragrances, and makeup products that are sold internationally. One of the countries it is sold in is China, which has mandatory laws about testing imported beauty goods on animals. 

On their US website, the brand states, “We at Lancôme do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. As we continue to expand globally and reach our customers around the world, it is our practice to do our part towards advancing the science of safety and validated alternative methods that eliminate the need or requirement for any animal testing globally.” 

The phrase “except when required by law” pertains to China’s requirements. The brand’s products were tested by Chinese health authorities before they could be sold in the country. As per the government’s regulations, this can also mean that third parties may or may not continue to test the brand’s finished products. Because of these conditions, Lancôme cannot claim to be 100% cruelty free.

Photo courtesy of Arquitecto carlos masi via Wikimedia Commons

References:

Commitments to Product Safety

Is Lancome Cruelty-Free in 2020? (What You Need To Know Before Buying!)

Lancôme

Can Cats Eat Blueberries?

The short answer: Yes, but only in small amounts. The long answer: Blueberries are rich in fiber, manganese, antioxidants, and vitamins C and K. Though they are considered a superfood for humans, blueberries should not be fed to your cat on a regular basis because she is an obligate carnivore. Since blueberries are high in Read More...

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The short answer: Yes, but only in small amounts.

The long answer: Blueberries are rich in fiber, manganese, antioxidants, and vitamins C and K. Though they are considered a superfood for humans, blueberries should not be fed to your cat on a regular basis because she is an obligate carnivore. Since blueberries are high in sugar and low in protein and fat, they don’t provide her with the vital nutrients she needs to thrive.  

How to feed blueberries to your cat: Wash a piece of blueberry thoroughly under cold running water to remove dirt, bacteria, and molds. Make your cat eat a small slice of blueberry first. Observe her body’s reactions in the next 24 hours. If there are no noticeable changes, you can increase her intake to 1 to 3 pieces in a day

Do not feed her too many blueberries regularly or it might cause diabetes and obesity. Symptoms of feline diabetes include excessive thirst, constant urination, lack of appetite, inability to jump, and vomiting.

Here are three ideas for blueberry treats your cat will love:

  1. Chill a few blueberries and serve it to her mashed on a hot day. 
  2. Bake homemade tuna and blueberry scones for your cat. 
  3. Place chopped blueberries over your cat’s meal.

In summary: Blueberries may be enjoyed by your cat as long as they are fed to her in moderation and do not go beyond her daily requirements. Cats can consume fresh or cooked blueberries, and will appreciate the interesting texture of the fruit. 

References: 

Can Cats Eat Blueberries?

People Foods Cats Can Eat

Can Cats Eat Blueberries?

Can Cats Eat Grapes?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Based on existing research related to dogs and some anecdotal reports, most experts do not recommend feeding grapes to cats. There is an unknown medical compound in the fruit that causes acute kidney failure, making it lethal for some animals. Other types of human food Read More...

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The short answer: It is not recommended.

The long answer: Based on existing research related to dogs and some anecdotal reports, most experts do not recommend feeding grapes to cats. There is an unknown medical compound in the fruit that causes acute kidney failure, making it lethal for some animals. Other types of human food that contains grapes or raisins (which are dried grapes) should also not be fed to your cat. These include grape juice, trail mix, raisin bread, raisin cookies, power bars, and wine. 

What to do if your cat accidentally eats grapes: Call your veterinarian immediately. Try to find out how many pieces your cat consumed, and observe her for any changes. The toxin may cause her to vomit, have diarrhea, experience abdominal pain, get anorexia, and go through acute renal failure.

In summary: Though there isn’t enough scientific evidence to support that grapes are poisonous for cats, it’s safer to keep this fruit away from your pet. Instead, choose to give her cat-friendly snacks, which should be packed with protein and fat and meet her nutritional requirements. If you’re really keen on feeding her human food, go through our “Can Cats Eat” list to see which ones are safe for her. 

References:

Grapes

Can Cats Eat Grapes? Here’s What to Know About Cats and Grapes

Here’s Why You Should Never Feed Grapes & Raisins to a Cat

Top 10 Unsafe Foods for Cats

Can Cats Eat Bread?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: As defined by Dictionary.com, bread is “a kind of food made of flour or meal that has been mixed with milk or water, made into a dough or batter, with or without yeast or other leavening agent, and baked.” Bread is known for being high Read More...

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The short answer: It is not recommended.

The long answer: As defined by Dictionary.com, bread is “a kind of food made of flour or meal that has been mixed with milk or water, made into a dough or batter, with or without yeast or other leavening agent, and baked.” Bread is known for being high in carbohydrates. Feeding this to your cat on a regular basis may disrupt her balanced diet, which should consist mostly of protein and fat.  

Some veterinarians recommend concealing cat medication into bread, and feeding them to your cat as a snack. Make sure to get your doctor’s approval before doing so. Take note that cats with health conditions such as heart or kidney diseases should not be fed bread with high salt content. This type of bread may aggravate her illness. 

What to do if your cat accidentally eats bread: A small, pinky-sized portion is okay to be given occasionally. Cat owners should remember that cats only need about 20 calories of snacks (5 to 10% of her daily diet), so never go beyond that size nor make it a daily habit. This way, your cat doesn’t get fond of the taste and learns to beg for it whenever she sees you eating it.  

Never, in any circumstance, feed your cat raw bread dough. The active yeast found in it can expand inside your cat and cause severe bloating and distended stomach. Bread with herbs, spices, and flavourings such as tomatoes, garlic, or onion should also not be served to your cat as they are lethal for her. If she accidentally eats these types of bread, monitor her for any changes and call your veterinarian immediately. 

In summary: Bread is a carbohydrate-rich food that your cat can eat once in a while. When feeding your furball a small piece of bread, stick to plain types without herbs and spices. Better yet, buy from a trusted source or bake your own so you can keep track of the ingredients found in it. 

References:

Can Cats Eat Bread?

Should You Give Your Cat Bread?

Foods Your Cat Should Never Eat

What Should I Feed My Cat?

Poisoning in Cats

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