Can Cats Have Whipped Cream?
For those that read my posts in order, you are probably wondering if I am on a diet based on my posts.
First I asked if cats can eat ice cream, and now whipped cream?
Okay, yes, I am craving some sweets. But hey!
These are definitely questions I have asked myself in the past!
Is Whipped Cream Safe For Cats?
So, is this tasty treat okay for my cat to eat?
The good news is the whipped cream is fairly safe for cats. The ingredients found in whipped cream are all safe for cats to consume.
However, while it is safe for cats, you don’t want to give cats whipped cream all of the time.
Why? Well two reasons.
First, cats are mainly carnivores.
You want to keep the majority of their diet to be meat. Since that is what they would normally get in the wild.
And unfortunately, there is no meat is whipped cream.
The second reason is a little known fact about cats. That is that most cats are actually lactose intolerant.
A little bit of dairy, or whipped cream, on special occasions, don’t cause any damage on your cat’s overall health. But continued exposure can eventually cause long term issues.
Think about humans.
If you are a little lactose intolerant, whipped cream and dairy probably just gives you a little indigestion. But you don’t want to make your entire diet dairy.
That would give you indigestion and the same is true for cats.
Can Cats Eat Pupuccinos?
Any one else seen those adorable videos of pulling up to a coffee shop like starbucks and getting little puppy whips?
For those who haven’t, they are pretty much little cups full of whipped cream. Mainly for dogs, hence the pupuccino name.
But can your cat have this too?!
Of course! I wouldn’t make this a regular treat because cats are still mainly carnivores.
Treat this as you would treat your favorite desserts, a special treat.
A piece of cake every once in a while, isn’t dangerous. But your mom would not want eating cake every day.
What Happens If A Cat Eats Whipped Cream?
If your cat eats whipped cream, I wouldn’t stress out too much.
Chances are, your cat will just be a little gassy for the next few hours. If you do start to notice your cat acting weird, I would still give your vet a call.
Even though whipped cream isn’t deadly to cats, it can still contain ingredients that react with your specific feline friend that can cause serious stomach issues.
But I don’t want to scare you.
Stomach issues can happen anytime your cat eats any human food. And in most cases, it won’t.
You still want to be proactive if you start to notice your cats acting off.
Food poisoning is one thing you do not want to put off until the morning.
If you are able to watch them, call if they are needed, they do not worry! Give them a taste every once in a while!
Final Verdict: Can Cats Eat Whipped Cream?
While Whipped Cream itself is basically safe for cats, it should be given in moderation.
The high fat content in whipped cream, along with the lactose it normally contains can cause obesity and stomach issues with cats if given large amounts often.
So you can give this to your cat as a treat every once in a while, but try to stick to the main cat treats and a meat-based diet to keep your feline friend healthy and happy.