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Can I give my cat a little bit of cheese?

October 10, 2021

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Cat’s love their cheese, whether it is the smell or taste of it. Many owners enjoy giving their feline companions a little bit of cheese every once because they are supposed to be good for them. However, cats should not eat any dairy products.

Why shouldn't I give my cat cheese?

Cats do not have the physiological ability to properly digest or excrete lactose, which is why humans are the only creatures that drink another animal’s milk. Because of this inability, cats can develop an intolerance, with side effects including stomach cramps, diarrhea, and flatulence.

These side effects will often mean that your cat is not interested in the cheese anymore. However, these symptoms can lead to more serious issues like pancreatitis or even kidney problems if your feline friend regularly eats dairy products.

If you want to feed your cat with something that he likes, try putting a little bit of meat-based baby food on the cat’s food. The baby food will have a similar smell and taste to cheese but is generally healthier for your kitty.

What types of cheese can cats eat?

The types of cheese your cat should not eat are the following:

  • Soft cheeses
  • Mould ripened or blue-veined cheese (Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, Stilton)
  • Processed cheese spreads, dips, and cheese foods. These often contain milk, protein, or whey.

No type, cats should not eat any dairy products. If you want to feed your cat something that he likes, try putting a little bit of meat-based baby food on the cat’s food instead. This way, your kitty gets some protein and loves his meal even more!

Can cats eat pizza?

No, cats should never eat pizza because it’s just cheese and meat, usually undercooked.

Can cats eat fruit?

Cats can also not digest the sugar in most fruits, so they are often given fruit to prevent constipation or hairballs. They can have a little little pieces of apples, watermelon, strawberries, or bananas, though without any side effects.

Conclusion:

I hope you got the answer for the question “Can I give my cat a piece of cheese?”

NO, cats should not eat any dairy products. This can lead to serious health problems.
If you want to feed your cat with something that he likes, try putting a little bit of meat-based baby food on the cat’s food. However, it is generally healthier for your kitty if you give them baby food.


Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson
I am a happy cat parent and animal lover, and I am from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Living with three cats and my lovely husband - James. We like traveling around with our cats and writing in our free time. Sharing what we have learned over the years of cat ownership brings joy.
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