Can Cats Eat Cinnamon Safely?


Yes, it’s safe for cats to eat cinnamon although it isn’t something you want to give your cat in large amounts. Cats that are exposed to cinnamon in high concentrations may get sick because their bodies lack some of the enzymes that help break down cinnamon compounds.

In any case, it’s rare for cats to enjoy cinnamon given its strong aroma but there have been cases where cats have chewed on cinnamon trees or sticks, or when cats have ingested human food that are heavily spiced with cinnamon powder.

In most cases, there shouldn’t be anything to be worried about if your cat only ingested a small amount of cinnamon. If you, however, suspect that your cat ingested an unhealthy amount then it’s best to keep a close observation of your cat. Cinnamon toxicity could lead to symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, and wheezing. A trip to the vet could be necessary in such cases.

Disclaimer: The content on is for informational purpose only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian when in doubt.

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