Can Cats Drink Tea And Other Caffeinated Beverages?

Though a sip most likely won’t harm your cat, it should be remembered that cats are much smaller than humans. So, the idea of a little bit for a feline vastly differs from a small amount for humans. While anything more than those couple of licks has the potential to make your kitty sick, Dr. Sarah Wooten, a small animal veterinarian practicing in Colorado, explained to Dodo Well, for most cats, “In general, the average cat (about 8 pounds) would need to consume about 80 milligrams of caffeine to develop toxicity, which amounts to about 10 milligrams per pound of body weight.”

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