A cake, gateau or kuchen refers to the sweet bread-like food often baked from flour, sugar, eggs and other ingredients such as baking powder, flavorings, oil or margarine and so on. Also, you can choose to ice it as well as decorate it.
Cakes are a common part of many celebrations and achievements including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, Christmas, Halloween, first communion, among other events.
Can cats eat cake?
No. Cats should not have cakes including cupcakes because some have harmful ingredients and little nutritive value.
However, we are not talking about those specifically made for your kitties during their birthday but those that are meant for human beings.
To begin with, most have cream or butter which may be harmful to your kitty. Most adult cats are lactose-intolerant, and any dairy products can result in diarrhea and stomach upsets.
Secondly, if you are having one made from chocolate, it can be dangerous. Remember chocolate is lethal kitties. Why? Chocolate has theobromine which is a toxic agent and eating chocolate cakes my cause tremors, abnormal heart rhythms, seizures, and even death.
Thirdly, if you look at their nutritional profile, they have a little to offer to your kitty. Remember as obligate carnivores, their typical diet should have high protein levels, moderate amounts of fats and low carbohydrates. Also, they require all the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids, taurine, and water.
However, most cakes are high in carbohydrates including sugar with some smaller amounts of fats and proteins mainly from eggs. Also, they could be having fiber in case they have fruits such as bananas, carrots, apples or pineapples.
These pets are not able to handle excessive amounts of carbohydrates. Besides, they mainly rely on proteins and fats for their energy.
Therefore, whether you are having your butter, pound, sponge, genoise, biscuit, Angel Food, Chiffon, carrot, red velvet cakes or any other, do not feed them to your kitty.
Consider making them theirs
Finally, you can also one for your feline friend. There are many cat cake recipes, ideas, and steps in making them a healthy one.
Give them treats
If they are kitty keeps on staring at you wanting to have a piece of your gateau, you can opt for healthy treats such as:
- Greenies Feline Dental Cat treats
- PureBites Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Treats
- Blue Buffalo Wilderness treats
- Orijen Original Poultry and Monkfish Freeze-Dried
- Purina Purely Fancy Feast
- Wellness Kittles Treats
- Buddy Biscuits Grain-Free with Tender Chicken Cat Treats