Will popcorn hurt kittens?
While popcorn by itself isn’t toxic to cats, many of the toppings and additives commonly used on popcorn can be. Popcorn kernels can also present a choking hazard to cats. As always, you must ask your veterinarian before sharing human foods with your feline friend, including popcorn.
Can my cat have one piece of popcorn?
Yes, but there’s a catch. There’s nothing in freshly popped popcorn that is toxic to cats, regardless of age or breed. However, that’s only true for plain popcorn. Toppings like butter, salt, caramel, and a variety of spices and seasonings like garlic can cause health issues for your cat.
What is anemia in kittens?
Anemia occurs when an animal’s red blood count drops lower than normal. This decrease can be from blood loss, a decrease in number of red blood cells produced, or an increase in number of cells destroyed by the body. Many diseases can cause a cat to become anemic.
Can Bengals eat popcorn?
The short answer is: yes and no. Popcorn by itself is non-toxic to cats, but can also be a choking hazard and other health-related issues if made with butter and salt. Popcorn is not on ASPCA list of toxic foods, but since most popcorn is covered in butter and salt, that can present many health issues down the road.
Can popcorn kill a cat?
While a flake or two of popcorn will not likely kill your cat, not only is it low in nutritional value but most popcorn toppings are toxic to felines. Kittens in particular should not eat popcorn at all. If your cat experiences vomiting or any other stomach upset, she could be suffering from a bad reaction to popcorn.
Why is my cat obsessed with popcorn?
It’s the additives in popcorn, especially easy-to-make and convenient microwave popcorn, that makes it dangerous, and even toxic, for cats. The warmth and scent of air-popped popcorn present intriguing qualities that cats are instinctively attracted to.