No cat should be given fudge nor should fudge be close enough for a cat to reach. This food is extremely dangerous for cats and can cause severe problems. Your cat can suffer from stomach ache all the way to death from eating fudge.
When it comes to candy, dessert, and other sugary foods, it’d be better if your cat stayed as far away as possible. There’s no other way to put it: it’s incredibly dangerous to let a cat roam around freely around stuff like this.
Because of that, fudge shouldn’t be available for a cat to try. If you spill some of it on the floor and your cat rushes towards it, you should be faster than your cat and prevent something terrible from happening.
Don’t overreact, though! A lick’s worth of fudge isn’t going kill your cat – but it’ll bring some digestive issues. Diarrhea and vomiting are likely to happen after your cat has a little taste of fudge.
Big enough quantities of fudge could bring big troubles for your cat. So, even though you shouldn’t overreact, you should be extra careful when it comes to fudge.
Why is fudge dangerous for cats?
The problem with fudge lays in its ingredients: it’s made of nothing but butter, milk, sugar, and chocolate. The safest item in that ingredient’s list is butter – and that’s enough to cause some trouble for your cat! Needless to say, the other three are incredibly dangerous too.
Chocolate, and more specifically cacao, is toxic for cats. A certain amount of it could prove lethal for your cat – and there’s plenty of it in fudge. Several fudge recipes don’t feature chocolate, but that doesn’t make it any less dangerous.
Milk is also a big ingredient in fudge. Most cats are lactose intolerant, which means they cannot have milk in any shape or form. Fudge has a lot of milk in it – and that’s enough to create big problems for any cat.
Finally, there’s butter and sugar. Even though they’re not as dangerous as milk and chocolate are, they are still troublesome. Both butter and sugar are densely caloric – and a little piece of either one is more than enough to fill a cat’s stomach with useless calories!
Mix all the ingredients together, and you have a dangerous meal for your cat!
What should I do if my cat ate fudge?
If your cat ate fudge, no matter how little of it, call your vet right away and drive there as soon as you can. Your vet may be able to induce vomit and treat your cat to prevent any further damage from happening.
Fudge is extremely dangerous for cats. Any cat who eats a little bit of it is in trouble. If your cat had some, drive to the vet and let the experts take care of your problem.
If the vet is far away or not available, call them to see what you should do from home.