Can Cats Have Ice Cream FREE cat tips 2023

Can Cats Have Ice Cream

Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by israel

We all love ice cream, the chills it sends down our body whenever we take them, many of us wonder can cats have ice cream, in this post I will be explaining if you can or cannot give your cat ice cream.

What are cats?

The cat is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal. It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family.

Can cats have ice cream
Can cats have ice cream

What is ice cream?

Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. It may be made from milk or cream and is flavoured with a sweetener, either sugar or an alternative, and a spice, such as cocoa or vanilla, or with fruit such as strawberries or peaches.

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Can cats eat vanilla ice cream

Can cats have ice cream?

No, cats can’t have ice cream, cats are lactose intolerant so ice cream can cause stomach upset for your pet cat. Some cats owners say their cats love eating ice cream but a higher percentage complain that feeding of ice cream to their cat causes stomach upset and food poisoning.

Can cats have ice cream as a meal?

Cats shouldn’t have ice cream as a meal, ice cream is a diary product made from milk and cats are lactose intolerant so too much of milky meals or feeds can cause stomach upset.

This quora use recaps how his cat started vomiting after having ice cream.

I would say no for many reasons, mostly being that it’s not good for them. In our case, I can’t even let my boy get a lick or two at the bottom of the bowl. He absolutely LOVES it, but it is almost instantaneously barf time. Ice cream does NOT like him. My other boy could not care less. He doesn’t eat anything that isn’t cat food. Tango, on the other hand is a kitty cat vacuum cleaner. We have to keep our floors and counters spotless because he has absolutely NO stop mode. He literally will eat anything. Which is great if you have to give him meds!!! LolBut SUCH a sweetheart!!!


Can cats eat vanilla ice cream?

Although your cats shouldn’t be fed ice cream at all in general, a taste might not harm your cat. Some cats can handle a spoon of vanilla ice cream while some might not, remember cats aren’t lactose intolerant.

Reasons why cats can’t have ice cream

There are many reasons why cats can’t have ice cream, here are some of the reasons:

  • Cats are lactose intolerant.
  • Ice cream can cause brain freeze to cats.
  • Ice cream can cause stomach upset for cats.
  • Ice cream can make a cat feel cold

Watch video of a cat having brain freeze after eating ice cream

cat having brain freeze

What to do when your cat eats ice cream?

If you find out your cat has eaten out of your ice cream do not panic just follow the following tips:

  • Provide water for your cat, water can help flush food and it’s aids digestion, make sure there’s water available for your cat to drink.
  • If your cat is vomiting or stooling much, it is advisable to see a vet after cleaning up your cat.

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Conclusion on can cats eat ice cream?

Well the answer to can cats have ice cream? Is “it is not advisable to feed your cats ice cream since cats are lactose intolerant although one or two licks won’t hurt your cat.”

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