What Foods Cause Cancer in Cats? Find Out Here!

Mar 10, 2023by Suzie Cyrenne

Cancer in cats is a serious disease that can get in the picture the least you expect it. And if we’re being honest, there is still a very slim chance that your feline family member could be prone to this health problem.

One of the factors speculated to trigger cat cancer is diet. Is there really truth to this? Make sure you read on because I’m going to walk you through the veracity of this claim in just a few moments.


Some Simple Steps to Prevent Cancer in Cats

Although there is still no particular cause pinpointed to set off cat cancer, there are key strategies established to help your feline family member keep clear from this serious health issue.

These are as follows:

  • Non-exposure to harsh chemicals and toxic substances
  • Timely spaying and neutering
  • Having a regular pet exercise regimen
  • Keeping your pet’s roaming tendencies in check

If you’d like to check out a more detailed blog post about these simple tips to prevent feline cancer, please click here.


Are there Foods that Really cause Cancer in Cats?

The short answer is it’s still unknown.

But here’s the thing: there are a few diet-related elements theorized to possibly have a connection with the development of feline cancer. How about we have a run through on what these are for the next part of our discussion?

You may be surprised with what you're going to find out, too.


Diet-related Elements that could make your Cat at Risk of Cancer in Felines

The following are the elements associated with diet that are deemed as having a potential connection with the development of cancer in cats:

#1: Overfeeding is the top cause of obesity.

According to a study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), obesity is not just considered as a major animal welfare problem in itself, but also “associated with an increased prevalence of certain types of cancer,” not to mention a shortened life span.

At its simplest, obesity takes place when a cat regularly has a lot of food intake with very little or no movement at all. Besides the risk of cancer, obese felines are also quite vulnerable to high blood pressure as well as diseases affecting the heart and gallbladder.

(Here are 6 simple ways to give your indoor cat a workout to help you start a feline exercise regimen.)

#2: Junk foods can disrupt your pet’s overall nutrition.

While there is nothing wrong with giving your feline family member a treat once in a while, doing it on a regular basis is already a different story. Allowing your pet to overload on sweet treats and salty goodies can eventually lead to nutritional imbalances sooner or later.

Apart from making your cat prone to chronic health issues like liver and heart disease, he could also be vulnerable to diabetes, which the NCBI reports as a key factor in the prevalence of pituitary tumors in felines.

(Does your cat have diabetes? Here’s a comprehensive yet easy-to-follow blog post on how to naturally manage diabetes in cats.)

#3: Not enough probiotics means poor nutrient absorption.

Probiotics is the collective term for good bacteria living in your pet’s body. These good bacteria not just help the immune system deal with bad fungi and microbes, but also improve the way nutrients are absorbed during digestion.

And the more nutrients are absorbed by your cat’s body—this covers carbohydrates, proteins, fats, as well as various vitamins and minerals—the easier it will be for his system to repair damaged cells and stay resilient against diseases.

Interestingly, another study published in the NCBI highlights that the abundance of probiotics in the body may help stave off the development and eventual spread of gastrointestinal cancer cells.


A Natural Way to Bolster your Cat’s Probiotic Levels


Zumalka Probiopet
Zumalka’s PROBIOPET is designed to optimize the levels of probiotics in your pet’s system, particularly his gut flora, while also helping enhance his immune response at the same time.

Moreover, PROBIOPET keeps colon function ideal and can also help in cases of constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, as well as other gastrointestinal health issues. And with this product’s combination of premium natural ingredients and a gentle holistic approach, your pet won’t be experiencing any side effects while at it.



A Quick Recap

No specific food has been identified as a cause for cancer in cats until now. However, there are some diet-related elements that could encourage the growth and development of feline cancer cells.

The subject of cat cancer is very diverse and you’ll need the guidance of a pet homeopathy professional to really get around it. Please feel free to contact us so we can help you take your know-how about cancer in cats up a notch, as well as how to properly deal with it using natural means.



About the author

Suzie Cyrenne
Suzie Cyrenne


Suzie Cyrenne has dedicated more than 20 years of her life in making and improving natural animal health solutions in the global setting.

Being the co-founder of Zumalka, Suzie is a forerunner in enhancing the lives of pets through natural and homeopathic options using the knowledge she has gained from the Classical Homeopathy School in Quebec.

Through the guidance of her mother-in-law and fellow natural health expert, Denyse Lessard, Suzie constantly devotes herself to create premium pet products that are aimed at dealing with the root causes of wellness problems and not just their symptoms.

Besides immersing herself in books, personal development and visiting new places, Suzie also enjoys keeping herself in tiptop shape by snowboarding and taking daily hikes with her husband and Zumalka co-founder, Matt Lessard, and their Golden-Doodle, Westin.

Find out more about Suzie when you click HERE.

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