Can Cats Eat Flour Tortillas? (The Risks!)

Yes, cats can eat flour tortillas as a treat once in a while, don’t feed it as a regular part of their date.

Flour tortillas are made with ground, bleached wheat flour. They are usually larger than corn tortillas and thicker. Flour tortillas are used to make soft tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and other Mexican food dishes.

Cats tend to prefer protein-rich foods because they need protein for normal growth or to maintain muscle mass. So cats should not be given flour tortillas with most meals.

Cats cannot digest most carbohydrates, mainly because they do not produce the enzyme amylase that digests starch into maltose in their saliva.

Another reason is that cats have a shorter intestine than humans or dogs which also helps them extract nutrients more efficiently by shortening the time food stays in the intestine.

This makes it difficult to digest carbohydrates like pasta, bread, and other types of wheat products (flour tortillas).

Cats should not eat flour tortilla dough because it will expand in the cat’s stomach after absorbing water from the digestive system. It could cause vomiting or pain within 12 hours of consuming it.

The flour tortilla dough also contains yeast which will expand when it ferments the carbohydrates in the dough. This can be very painful and potentially fatal for your cat.

Are flour tortillas good for cats to eat in small amounts?

Yes, they’re good for cats to eat.

Cats can eat a small amount of flour tortillas because it is rich in carbohydrates which are easy for them to digest and provides energy.

They also contain fiber which will help prevent constipation or aid in proper digestion.

You should not give your cat too much at once or as a regular part of their diet because you want to feed it with other foods that have higher protein content.

In small amounts, flour tortillas are okay for cats to eat as a treat now and then.