Can Cats Eat Pizza? Here’s Our Answer With Facts Included

If you are a cat person or love all animals and also love pizzas then you most definitely must have come to a point where you wanted to feed your cat some of that delicious pizza but were not sure whether to do it or not. Well, fret not. We will give an answer to that dilemma today. These are the things that will give you a better perspective on this subject.

Cats are small:

While this might make them cute and easy to care for, it also means that their digestive system is very sensitive. What our body might be able to process might prove fatal for your cat. Even the smallest harmful substance can prove very dangerous to them even if we don’t even feel their presence. You might be wondering why size is such an important factor. Think of it this way. The larger an organism is the more space it has to dilute and nullify anything that is harmful. Cats simply do not have such square footage and can easily succumb to the smallest quantities of harmful substances in their system.

Garlic and tomatoes can kill them:

You might argue that you did not order garlic pizza. It is still very much possible that there is garlic in the pizza. Most sauces have garlic in them and some even use it in the dough. Garlic is poisonous to a cat and while some cats might be able to process it, other might not be so lucky and you do not want to find out the sad way.

Tomatoes are a totally different story. If any part of the tomato plant has been used in the preparation of the pizza, then feeding such a pizza is equivalent to feeding poison to your cat. It is the same case with tomatoes that are not ripe. So, if tomatoes are involved, proceed with extreme caution.

Onions are no friends either:

Technically, anything in the onion family is extremely hazardous to your cat. Cats can easily be killed by a few onions. So, if you must feed pizza to your cat, ensure that it is free of any onion first.

Cheese and the crust are fine in moderation:

Cats do have the ability to process some cheese without upsetting their stomachs. The same is the case with the crust. Do keep in mind that both these substances are extremely fattening for a cat. While a chubby cat might look adorable, you will be reducing its lifespan considerably by making it obese. To ensure that the amount you feed the cat is very small. We repeat “cats are a lot smaller than us”.

Speciality pizzas are a strict no-no:

Most restaurants will not reveal the recipe for their signature or specialty pizzas. This means that you will be completely in the dark as to what you might be feeding your cat. To avoid any sticky situations, it is best to steer clear of such novelty pizzas and stay with the regular ones. It is always better to be safe than sorry.