What happens if cats drink coffee?

  • I was drinking my coffee the other day and I accidentally spilled some on the floor (a couple of drops).

    My cat licked them. I don't really think this is a big deal because it was only two drops, but can anything happen to cats if they drink a (relatively) large amount of coffee?

    Is you cat allergic to cow milk?

  • BoBTFish

    BoBTFish Correct answer

    7 years ago

    According to petpoisonhelpline.com, caffeine poisoning is "[g]enerally moderate to severe/life-threatening", but while "[...] cats appear to be more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than people", "1-2 laps of coffee, tea or soda will not contain enough caffeine to cause poisoning in most pets [...]".

    So you should be safe with the current situation, but please do be careful!

    By the way, this is my first answer on pets - is that considered a reliable source around here?

    Yes, posting the source of your reference, allows others to make their own judgement on the reliability of the source. While I am not familiar with this source, it appears at first glance to be reliable.

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