Can Cats Eat Salt?

Salt seems like such an innocuous thing but for some pets it truly is a danger. Just as with humans, salt is a necessary mineral but too much of it can cause electrolytes in the body to become unbalanced, which can lead to cell malfunction. The good news is that cats are smart and know what’s good for them; in general they won’t get into salty things. Commercially available cat foods also balance the correct amount of salt your cat should have in their diet. But there are some less obvious culprits of salt poisoning that may not be immediately obvious to you–or your cat.

Will A Little Salt Hurt A Cat?

No. A little salt won’t hurt a cat. As noted above, every animal needs some salt as it is an essential mineral that helps the body function properly.

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