Is there anything wrong with cats eating bread?

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  1. Goody5 profile image60
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Is there anything wrong with cats eating bread?

  2. Borsia profile image44
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    A little probably won't hurt but they aren't designed to eat refined carbs. In nature cats eat almost no carbs at all and it can cause problems.

    1. btrbell profile image92
      btrbellposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for ideas. Yes, I have decided that bread (amongst other things) just doesn't get left where little claws may pry!

  3. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 5 years ago

    Cats are obligate carnivores. Dogs are omnivorous carnivores and can survive on anything. I cannot tell from your question if you mean "could cats eat only bread and survive", or "can they eat a little bread sometimes". No, they cannot survive on bread. Yes, they can eat a little sometimes as long as they are getting the proper amino acids from an animal protein diet. If you feed a cat only bread it will try to hunt more, and try to get access to meat.

    1. teaches12345 profile image93
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is what my vet has suggested, as an extra treat it is fine but not as main meal choice.

  4. Life and Luxury profile image82
    Life and Luxuryposted 5 years ago

    Cats should be eating meat-based foods. They also like cheese or milk as they are protein-based.

    1. Borsia profile image44
      Borsiaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Careful they tend to be lactose intolerant and it can give them the runs something awful.

    2. TheKatsMeow profile image86
      TheKatsMeowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh ya, most cats can't have milk! It's really bad for them!

  5. Gloshei profile image62
    Glosheiposted 5 years ago

    Not an expert but giving a cat some bread is likely to cause problems to their digestive system. No matter how small the bread when wet it will swell so not a good idea, I would stay with normal diet.
    Better safe then sorry.

  6. tussin profile image58
    tussinposted 5 years ago

    yes, and if you see a cat eating bread you must call a priest to douse the beast with holy water.

  7. btrbell profile image92
    btrbellposted 5 years ago

    This is an interesting question to me. I never really gave any thought to it because my cats have never been attracted to it, 2 newer! They attack the bread. I am used to coming home from grocery shopping and leaving the bread on the table while I put everything away. They go nuts over it. I wonder what the attraction is. I may have to google it!

    1. Borsia profile image44
      Borsiaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is probably the joy of attacking it, especially if it has a crinkly package as opposed to soft plastic. Cats also often like the smell & taste of yeast.
      But for healthy kittens keep them away from it. Be sure to get some of your stuff in pape


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