Can Cats Eat Lasagna?
When it comes to foods that we eat, and foods that cat can eat…I feel like most questions are very plain foods.
But what about when we put all of those fun things together and make one of our favorite dishes?
So let’s talk about cats and lasagna today!
Is Lasagna Safe For Cats?
Can cats have lasagna? First we need to talk about everything that goes into lasagna.
Noodles, cheese, ground meat, and various seasonings. DUH!
So if we were to think about all of the different pieces, meat would be fine for cats, and even the noodles aren’t terrible for cats.
Noodles are not ideal for cats since they are mainly carnivores and can be high in carbs for a cat’s digestive system. But they are by no means poisonous.
If you have read my article Can Cats Eat Cheese, you know that cats can eat cheese. However, most cats are lactose intolerant.
So, while they can each cheese, it could give them a stomach-ache and should only been given in moderation.
So it sounds like cats CAN eat lasagna, right?
Well there is just one piece that we are missing. The seasoning.
Most lasagnas are seasoned with garlic, which is poisonous to cats. Which makes lasagna poisonous to cats if you use seasoning in it.
What Should I Do If My Cats Eats Lasagna?
What happens if you cat steals some lasagna?
Well that answer is hard to say an exact thing to do. This is because it depends on how much lasagna your cat eats, and how much garlic you add onto the lasagna.
If you only added a little bit, and your cat only had a lick or a bite a noodle, they are probably find.
They may have a bit of a tummy ache for a little while and you should just watch them for the next 24 hours to see how they react.
If your cat eats a lot, or has a piece you know has a lot of garlic in it, call your vet immediately. The sooner you are able to treat the food poisoning, they better change your veterinarian has to save your pet.
Regardless of what happens, you should make sure your watch your pet if you think they have eaten any lasagna.
If you notice they start acting strange, you will want to call your vet immediately.
But Garfield Eats Lasagna?
I know a lot of people will be asking the question, but Garfield loves lasagna.
And while that is true, he is also a cartoon.
So, just because a cartoon cat can eat something does not mean you can feed it to your kitty.
(Remember, just because Snoopy can fly his house, doesn’t mean your dog can.)
Final Verdict: Can I Give My Cat Lasagna?
So, when looking at it at a high level, no you should not give your cats lasagna.
If you cat steals a lick of your lasagna, I wouldn’t freak out. I would watch them for the next 24 hours to make sure they are safe. But after that they should be in the clear.
If your cat eats a lot of lasagna, call your vet immediately.