Can Cats Eat Peanut Butter?

Right kind

Not all peanut butter is created equal. Some brands contain xylitol, which is a sugar substitute that is toxic to cats.

Too much

Peanut butter is high in fat and calories, so it's important to give it in moderation. A small amount of peanut butter is a healthy treat.


Some cats may be allergic to peanuts. If your cat has any allergies, it's best to avoid giving them peanut butter.

Choking hazard

Make sure to spread the peanut butter on something soft, like a piece of bread or a banana, so your cat can eat it safely.

Training tool

Peanut butter can be a great way to train your cat. It's a tasty treat that most cats love, and it can be used to reward your cat for good behavior.

Be creative

There are endless ways to use peanut butter to make your cat's treats more interesting.


Peanut butter can be a healthy and delicious treat for cats, as long as you give it in moderation and choose the right kind.

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