Cat ate bacon grease – what to do next

Bacon grease isn’t toxic to cats so it’s unlikely to cause major health problems unless your cat managed to eat a large amount of it. Eating bacon grease may trigger bouts of diarrhea and vomiting but that might be the extent of the symptoms if the cat only ate a small amount.

In such cases, you can help your cat recover more quickly by temporarily switching its diet to something bland such as pureed plain pumpkin. Encourage your cat to stay hydrated by replacing the drinking water on a regular basis. The sodium content of bacon grease could make your cat more thirsty. Cats that have more of a picky taste may need more encouragement by being offered cat soup or cat broth.

Cats that manage to somehow eat a lot of bacon grease may exhibit more concerning symptoms. The high fat content of bacon grease, for example, may lead to health disorders like pancreatitis. Common symptoms of pancreatitis in cats include lethargy, constant vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and a loss of appetite. You should call the vet immediately if the cat doesn’t seem to show any signs of recovering within a day of eating the bacon grease.

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


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