Can Cats Eat Cheez-Its? Are Cheez-Its Safe For Cats?

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Can cats eat Cheez-Its? You might have had this thought if your cat begs when you grab a box of the baked crackers from a kitchen cabinet for a quick snack. If humans can eat Cheez-Its, can cats safely eat them too?

There is no short yes or no answer as to whether cats can eat Cheez-Its. Just like other baked crackers including Goldfish Crackers, the ingredients might not be technically poisonous to your cat. But there’s little in the way of nutritional value in Cheez-Its for a cat.

Also, if your cat is lactose intolerant, the cheese in Cheez-Its might upset their stomach.

As always, you must ask your regular vet before going ahead and sharing any human food with your beloved feline. Here’s what you need to know about Cheez-Its and cats.

When Are Cheez-Its Okay For Cats To Eat?

One or two Cheez-Its are likely not going to poison or harm your cat unless they happen to have a specific allergy to one of the ingredients in the product. Cheez-Its also contain some B vitamins that could be beneficial to your feline.

If you do decide to feed your cat some Cheez-Its, make sure you only serve them a very small portion. You might also want to break a single cracker up into smaller pieces for your cat, too.

When Are Cheez-Its Bad For Cats?

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Cats are obligate carnivores, so the majority of any feline’s diet should consist of meat. Cheez-Its don’t really offer any useful nutritional benefits for a cat.

Being high in carbohydrates, feeding your cat too many Cheez-Its could also lead them down a path towards feline obesity, which in turn can bring about many other medical issues.

Additionally, if your cat gets into the habit of eating human foods like Cheez-Its, there is a chance they might start to turn down their proper cat food. This could easily lead to a cat developing nutritional deficiencies further along the line.

Has your cat ever tried to snack on your Cheez-Its? What healthy human foods does your cat like to eat? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!