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Can Dogs Eat Noodles?

It depends. High in carbohydrates, noodles are long strings or strips made with ingredients such as wheat, rice, egg, or unleavened dough depending on its country of origin. From Italian pasta to Japanese udon, noodles can be cooked in boiling water, pan-fried, or deep-fried and served with toppings or combined with sauce or soup.    Noodles… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Noodles?

Can Cats Eat Grains?

Yes, cats can eat grains in limited amounts. Grains are small, hard seeds that come from cereal and legume crops. They are harvested and dried for human and animal consumption. Popular cereal crops include rice, corn, oats, rye, wheat, and barley. Meanwhile, popular grain legumes or pulses include common beans, soybeans, peas, peanuts, and lentils.… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Grains?

Can Cats Eat Corn Kernels?

Yes, cats can eat corn kernels if they are cooked plainly. Considered a starchy vegetable and cereal grain, corn is packed with carbohydrates, vitamins, potassium, and folic acid that can benefit humans. However, the same nutrients are not necessarily beneficial to cats who are obligate carnivores. Since their bodies function differently, they need to consume… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Corn Kernels?

Can Cats Eat Flour?

It depends. Flour is powder that comes from grinding raw grains, beans, nuts, roots, or seeds. Common types of flour include cereal flour (wheat being the most popular), corn flour, rye flour, and more.  Technically speaking, flour is non-toxic for cats. In fact, some commercially sold cat food contain small amounts of flour. The danger… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Flour?

Can Cats Eat Quinoa?

Yes, cats can eat quinoa. Belonging to the amaranth family, quinoa consists of edible seeds taken from the quinoa flowering plant. It is a pseudocereal that is used in the same way as grains. Quinoa seeds are packed with protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins, and dietary minerals—some of which are even higher compared to other… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Quinoa?

Can Cats Eat White Rice?

Yes, cats can eat white rice but only in limited amounts. Known for its clean and polished appearance, white rice is milled and does not have its husk, bran, and germ. The process of making white rice takes away several essential vitamins and dietary minerals that are found in brown rice. That is why when… Continue reading Can Cats Eat White Rice?

Can Cats Eat Porridge?

Yes, cats can eat porridge in small quantities. Porridge is a breakfast dish that is prepared by combining ground or crushed grain with boiled water or milk. Oatmeal is one of the most common types of porridge. Made from oats, it contains fiber and nutrients such as B vitamins, zinc, and iron that can help… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Porridge?

Can Dogs Eat White Rice?

Dogs can occasionally eat cooked white rice. Appearing bright and shiny in raw form, white rice is a less nutritious grain choice because of how it is made. The process involves removing its husk, bran, and germ so that it is easier to digest. Plus, it can be stored for longer periods of time.  White… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat White Rice?

Can Dogs Eat Oats?

Yes, dogs can eat oats as long as they are cooked plainly. Oats are cereal grains that are high in plant-based protein and fat. They are commonly consumed by humans as oatmeal and rolled oats, but even dogs and cats can enjoy them as they are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and soluble… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Oats?

Can Cats Eat Banana Bread?

It is not recommended for cats to eat banana bread due to potentially harmful ingredients found in them. Banana bread is a tasty treat typically consisting of overripe bananas, flour, butter, eggs, sugar, salt, baking powder/soda, and ground cinnamon. Other recipes include nuts (typically walnuts), milk, and chocolate chips.  ASPCA lists bananas as non-toxic to… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Banana Bread?

Can Cats Eat Oats?

The short answer: Yes, but only in small amounts. The long answer: Packed with protein and fat, oats are nutritious cereal grains that can be ingested by cats. They are a good source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can promote well-being. Oats are turned into oatmeal and rolled oats, which can be eaten… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Oats?

Can Cats Eat Pasta?

The short answer: Yes and no. The long answer: Pasta is commonly made of flour, water, and eggs. These three ingredients are safe for your pet cat to eat. However, how you cook the pasta and what you mix with it will determine if it is safe for your cat to consume. Pasta is traditionally… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Pasta?