My Kitten Ate Bread Will He Get Sick?

By Tom •  Updated: 06/08/21 •  3 min read
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Don’t you just love bread? Bread that’s just out of the oven is the very best. It’s warm, crusty and that melting butter oozing down. Who can pass up some great bread?

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Well, bread may sometimes attract your kitten, too! Why? Because your kitten is curious about everything, including the food you’re eating. He may think that if it’s so good for you, why shouldn’t he have some, too?

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Has your kitten eaten some bread? Are you worried the bread will make your kitten sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve put together some information about bread and whether or not it can make your kitten sick. Let’s get started!

Bread—You Gotta Love It!

Nothing smells or tastes better than fresh bread, just out of the oven! Or what about toast, which is warm and buttery? No matter how you eat it, bread just tastes great. Well, it tastes great to most of us!

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While bread can be a part of a healthy diet for pet parents, what happens when a kitten eats bread? Can bread make a kitten sick?

Bread & Kittens

The good news is that in small amounts, once in a while, bread is not toxic to kittens. The main issue here is if a kitten eats too much bread and/or if he eats it on a regular basis. Bread doesn’t contain the right nutrients for a kitten. A growing kitten needs a healthy diet in order to become a healthy adult cat. Bread really isn’t good for a kitten for this reason.

Another problem is if the kitten eats too much bread, he won’t be hungry for his own food. This, again, is a matter of nutrition, especially for a growing kitten. Your kitten needs to eat kitten food rather than bread. This is because kitten food contains all the nutrients your growing fur baby needs to grow up happy and healthy!

In addition, make sure your kitten doesn’t eat bread that has anything on it. This includes condiments, onions, garlic, and more. Some of these ingredients can be toxic to cats. And they’re more toxic to kittens since kittens are so very small.

So, if your kitten has eaten some plain bread, it’s OK. Just make sure he doesn’t eat too often or eat too much at a time. But if he’s sneaked a small piece of bread/toast with butter while you weren’t looking, it’s OK! He will probably be just fine. You may need to see if he develops some diarrhea and vomiting after eating toast or bread with butter. But still, he should be OK!

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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