Cat ate soybean oil – what to do next

Soybean oil or soy oil can be found in a variety of store-brought products such as canned tuna and canned sardines. Soybean isn’t considered toxic to cats but the product which the soybean oil is part of may still contain ingredients that trigger a variety of health problems in cats.

Your first course of action should be to checked whether the cat managed to eat any harmful ingredients in the process of eating the soybean oil. For example, cats that manage to eat the soybean oil from a canned tuna may also end up eating more sodium than they should. This may increase the likelihood of a gastrointestinal upset.

Eating too much soybean oil may also result in digestion problems. The cat may start to experience temporary bouts of digestive symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. A visit to the vet may not be necessary unless your cat doesn’t show any sign of recovering within a day of eating the soybean oil. To help your cat recover, you should make sure it has access to plenty of clean drinking water. It may also help the cat if you temporarily feed it a bland diet while it recovers.

Be sure to check the cat’s gum on a regular basis. For example, you will know if the cat is dehydrated if the gum feels too dry or sticky. A normal gum should feel moist and have a pink color.

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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