We all love our cats and want the best for them and many people keep a bag of cat treats in their home to help enrich the diet of their cats.
One of the most popular options on the market right now by far are temptation cat treats with most cats absolutely loving these treats and with their price tag, they are a popular option for cat owners too.
Due to the popularity of keeping a pet cat and how popular temptation cat treats are, we have noticed more and more people reaching out and asking questions about what to do if their pet cat has eaten a whole bag of temptations.
We can totally understand why so many people are reaching out as it is only natural to worry about your pet cat.
Now, before we go any further, we just want to quickly say that we are only able to offer general advice for cat owners in this article due to not being able to inspect your cat.
If you do want a professional diagnosis then taking your cat to a vets for an inspection will almost always be the best option for the majority of our readers but our advice below should still be helpful to many of our readers who are not able to take their cat to see a veterinarian.
What Are Temptation Cat Treats Made From?
The first thing you are going to want to do is to check what the ingredients are in the temptation cat treats as some of the ingredients may not agree with your cat.
Ingredients in temptations can vary from time to time and from country to country and from flavor to flavor too.
In addition to the primary flavor of your temptations cat treats such as chicken, beef or fish, some of the most common ingredients that we have seen in temptations over the years include:-
- Ground Corn.
- Animal Fat.
- Brewers Rice.
- Dried Yeast.
Although these are totally fine for your pet cat to eat when following the serving size recommendations on the label of your temptations box.
If your pet cat does end up eating too much of some of these ingredients then diarrhea, vomiting, excess gas, and lethargy can occur in your pet cat.
How Many Temptations Should A Cat Eat?
The majority of people should be feeding their pet cat between ten and twelve temptation treats per ten pounds of body weight on an adult cat daily.
To avoid digestive upset, we would recommend that you try to spread this out over the course of a day in groups of two to four treats per serving.
When fed at this level, you should not have any problems with your pet cat while your cat gets to enjoy a delicious treat that it will really enjoy.
The problem is that many people accidentally leave their temptation cat treats in a location where their pet cat may get access to them and eat a whole bag of temptations in a short period of time.
What Happens If My Cat Eats Too Many Temptations?
If you believe that your pet cat has eaten a whole bag of temptations or even more than the recommended amount then the first thing you are going to want to do is to assess how your cat is doing.
The most common signs that your cat may be suffering from eating too many temptation treats include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and a decrease in appetite but some cats can have issues with excess gas too.
If any of these signs are present then you should take your cat to the veterinarian as soon as possible for a professional evaluation.
At the vet, they may give your cat some medication to help them with their symptoms and they will also be able to offer you some more specific advice on what to do next and how to avoid this in the future.
Some cats may vomit the treats back up after eating them and have no further problems but this is rare.
Should I Be Worried If My Cat Has Eaten Too Many Temptations?
In short, yes.
If you think that your pet cat has eaten too many temptations then you should take them to the vet as soon as possible for a professional evaluation as soon as possible.
Although the chances are very small, eating too many temptations may be able to cause some serious health issues in some cats, especially kittens, older cats or cats with pre-existing health conditions.
You will know your cat better than anyone so if you do think that your pet cat is acting strange then you really should be seeking professional advice as soon as possible.
How To Avoid This In The Future?
There are a few things that you can do to help avoid this happening in the future which we have listed below.
The first thing you need to do is to keep your temptation treats out of reach of your cat as best as you can, we would recommend keeping them in a cupboard or a high shelf.
You should also make sure that you are only giving your cat the recommended number of temptation treats per day and that you are spreading them out over the course of the day to avoid any digestive upset.
If you think that your pet cat may have eaten too many temptations then you should take them to the vet as soon as possible for a professional evaluation.