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Tumblr User Explain Why Cats Are Obsessed With Eating Bread
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Tumblr User Explain Why Cats Are Obsessed With Eating Bread

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Nothing can tease your appetite better than the smell of freshly baked sourdough bread. But did you know that craving bread is not exclusive to humans? As it turns out, cats love sourdough too! We all know that cats are highly skilled nocturnal animals. Even the well-fed domestic cats prey on birds, reptiles and small mammals. Scientists estimate that with more than 70 million pet cats and over 60millions strays, they account for the killing of billions of wild animals each year.

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Furthermore, house cats do not kill for food only; the carnivorous animals’ instincts dictate them to put their skills into use given the opportunity.

Some people noticed that these funny cats often react quite erratic at sight of delicious bread. Take, for instance, this cat from Russia, who aggressively fought his owner over a loaf of bread, as she struggled to take it away from him.

However, Boris is not just a quirky, unique cat with a strong craving for sourdough. In fact, many cats have a thing for bread.

Tumblr users gathered some more evidence highlighting this strange cat behavior.

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As it turns out, cats are obsessed with the taste of yeast. Nothing improves their appetites better, so it’s no surprise that your silly cat steals bread from a cupboard or sneaks in to steal your bagel. Try sharing next time!

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Yeast is used heavily as a flavoring agent in many cat foods and treats. It is even used in some medication made for cats.

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In moderation, it is completely healthy for cats to eat bread. Since cats are carnivores, they are nor required to eat carbohydrates to survive. So the consumption of big amounts of carbohydrates can lead to obesity in cats.

That’s why it is recommended only to offer your cat bread as a treat. It is also advised that no more than 10-15% of the cat’s daily intake should be made of human food. While baked bread is fine for your feline friend, giving them bread dough is may lead to bloating and other health issues.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My cat usually leaves bread alone, but he has a MAD obsession with donuts.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My sister's cat is obsessed with any kind of bread. He's very people food motivated in general, but particularly obsessed with bread. I've lost many a bagel due to his chewing through the bag. They can't leave ANY food on the counter tops. None. It has to go in the fridge, pantry or microwave. When I'm at their house for the holidays I spend half of my time on cat-duty, which is just watching the cat and making sure he doesn't get into the food. Unfortunately due to his theiving ways the cat has had two full urinary tract blockages and now has to be on special food and can't have people food at all. So it's not just a matter of guarding the food from the cat, it's also guarding the cat's health. I am VERY gateful that my cat doesn't care about people food.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My cat usually leaves bread alone, but he has a MAD obsession with donuts.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My sister's cat is obsessed with any kind of bread. He's very people food motivated in general, but particularly obsessed with bread. I've lost many a bagel due to his chewing through the bag. They can't leave ANY food on the counter tops. None. It has to go in the fridge, pantry or microwave. When I'm at their house for the holidays I spend half of my time on cat-duty, which is just watching the cat and making sure he doesn't get into the food. Unfortunately due to his theiving ways the cat has had two full urinary tract blockages and now has to be on special food and can't have people food at all. So it's not just a matter of guarding the food from the cat, it's also guarding the cat's health. I am VERY gateful that my cat doesn't care about people food.

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