My Cat Ate Biscuits What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Julie •  Updated: 02/01/23 •  3 min read
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Cat Ate Biscuits

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Who doesn’t love biscuits just out of the oven? They smell amazing, and adding butter to them only adds to their wonderfulness! Biscuits are great to eat with almost anything, even on their own. But what happens if your cat sneaks a bite of biscuit? Will she get sick?

Has your cat eaten biscuits? Are you worried the biscuits will make your cat sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your cat eats something like this.

We’ve gathered information about biscuits and whether they can make a cat sick. Let’s get started!

It is strongly recommended to contact a Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

What are Biscuits?

Biscuits (in the US) are made from flour and other ingredients; they are a type of bread. Biscuit dough is usually rolled out, with pieces cut out in the shape of a circle. The outside of biscuits is usually hard and dry, while the inside is soft and crumbly. Nothing’s better than a warm biscuit with butter melting on it!

Biscuit dough can be made from a mix or from scratch. When made from scratch, the dough may contain:

Biscuits are popular all over the US but are especially popular in the southern parts of the country.

While biscuits are considered safe for humans (in moderation), what happens if a cat eats biscuits? Will the biscuits make a cat sick?

Biscuits & Cats

The good news is that biscuits are not toxic for cats in small amounts. That means if your cat has eaten a small piece of biscuit, she will be OK!

However, if a cat eats too much biscuit, she could become sick. That’s because biscuits contain high amounts of fat, which can make a cat sick. The cat could develop a condition called pancreatitis.

In addition, sugar and salt in large amounts can also make a cat quite sick.

Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Cats

You may notice these symptoms if your cat has eaten biscuits:

If you notice these symptoms in your cat, call the vet immediately. This is an emergency.

Treatment of Pancreatitis in Cats

The vet may treat your cat with an IV for fluids and to administer medications. In addition, she may need to be hospitalized until she’s in stable condition. The vet will also treat other symptoms as they arise.

The prognosis is best for cats who receive prompt medical treatment for pancreatitis. In the future, it’s a good idea to limit your cat’s intact of biscuits. She can have a small piece once in a while. Otherwise, it’s best to keep biscuits out of her reach. You’ll both be happier for it!

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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