Is peanut butter toxic?
i mean, in high amounts. i didn't want to put that up there. we give Mittens peanut butter sometimes, only a taste. he seems to enjoy it and he's never acted sick. i know they shouldn't have it, because it's really high in fat. but i've been wondering if he shouldn't have it at all. he gets less than what would be considered a mouthful. barely enough to coat his tongue. we don't always have any choice whether or not he gets it, we've had him for almost a year and a half, and we can't break him of getting on the counter. so sometimes, he gets some off a butter knife that wasn't properly rinsed. he also likes wheat bread and grape jelly. but he doesn't get much wheat bread, not since we put it in a cabinet (he ripped open a loaf of bread once.) i'm sure he shouldn't have these things, he gets an excellent diet. we feed them Purina Cat Chow mixed with the Indoor Formula (inside-outside cats). but he is, as my mom says, a glutton. i know many people foods are toxic.& he is lactose tolerant
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Peanut butter itself is not poisonous to animals. I actually use it to give my dogs pills if I'm out of "pill pockets". However, it's very thick and dense in the throat and if he gets ahold of a big clump of it, he could choke. In addition, lots of people bait mouse/rat traps with peanut butter. It masks the smell of the poison. If he is an outdoor kitty or he got out, and he smells it on a set trap, well, you know where I'm heading with this. Garlic and onions are toxic to cats and dogs, even when cooked and on a pizza, so make sure you don't leave those lying around. Anything in abundance is not good for cats, including milk. When you see photos of a cat enjoying a saucer of cream or milk, their owner will probably be cleaning up hurl or diahrrea later on because it doesn't sit well. A few tablespoons, however, is OK once in while. The knife is probably more dangerous to him that the tiny amount of p'nut on it!
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 1/13/09. Helpful? / 1
Peanut butter is fine, just be careful with how much you give because like Izzie said, it's hard for them to swallow sometimes.
Oscar J. has a spoonful of milk every morning and does just fine. (His Daddy spoiled him.) But do be careful with how much you give. I can testify that all cats are somewhat lactose intolerant. I was the newbie cat owner that gave the cat a saucer of milk. Trust me, it's not as cute when it comes back. BLECH!
Oscar also gets a spoonful of plain, water packed tuna when Meowmie makes her sandwich.
Yes, he is the king of his castle. MOL
Oscar J. Cat answered on 1/13/09. Helpful? / 0