Can Cats Eat Baking Soda?

Can Cats Eat Baking Soda?

Baking soda is a sodium bicarbonate and it is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. [Source]

It has many uses such as:

  • making toothpaste
  • freshen mouth
  • clean appliances
  • use as an antacid
  • treat insect bites
  • help your hair
  • clean combs and brushes
  • and more!

So can cats eat baking soda at all?

No, because in large quantities it can cause gastric problems for cats.

However having said that baking soda can be used for other instances such as helping your kitty’s teeth stay clean.

It can also help with:

  • bee stings if your cat was to suffer from one
  • helps get rid of skunk smell (if your cat has this issue)
  • if you were to accidentally clip a toenail too close and draw blood you can dip the toe in baking soda and apply pressure to help stop bleeding

Having mentioned of all this it is still important to keep baking soda out of reach of children and cats as it shouldn’t be eaten by either.