Can Cats Eat Baby’s Breath? Everything You Need To Know!

A cat can be very selective about what it eats, but it has no problem consuming some of the most unappetizing things, including baby’s breath.

When a cat finds baby’s breath, it will immediately devour it.

Join us to find the answer to the question “can cats eat baby’s breath?”

Is It True That Cats Will Steal a Baby’s Breath?

Can Cats Eat Baby's Breath?

You’ve probably heard a lot of common cat stories. In many civilizations around the world, cats are venerated or feared in some way. Cats have been known to have nine lives, be messengers of deities, omens of dark forces, and don’t even get us started on the unfortunate fate of black cats being almost universally considered bad luck — probably the most popular myth about cats, which sadly means black cats’ adoption rates trail far behind cats of other colors.

One of the most popular old wives’ tales about cats, only behind the superstition surrounding black cats, is that they have the ability to take a baby’s breath and potentially kill them. Is this correct? Of course, any animal or human has the ability to hurt a newborn, but this myth is frequently presented in such a way that it appears to be a widespread, planned occurrence rather than a very unusual, if not almost unheard of form of accident.

So where did the myth about cats stealing babies come from?

Can Cats Eat Baby's Breath?

Well, centuries ago, there was an article in a journal called the Annual Register, which was a yearly summary of noteworthy events. The story revolved around an 18-month-old boy who was discovered dead near Plymouth. The infant died as a result of the “cat sucking its air, consequently causing strangling,” according to the coroner in charge of the case. Because there weren’t as many 24/7 networks, blogs, magazines, and other news sources to digest back then as there are now, it only took one such incident to immortalize an unfortunate child death — which may or may not have had anything to do with the cat — as a cautionary tale that would live on for centuries.

Cats are also frequently associated with witchcraft, sorcery, and other forms of dark magic. If there was trouble and there was a cat nearby, it was assumed that the cat was a witch’s familiar, summoned to do their bidding and create destruction, if not death.

Cats are Safe for Babies, and the Data Agrees

Can Cats Eat Baby's Breath?

Scientifically, however, the evidence clearly contradicts this misconception (s). There’s no reason to think your baby is in risk from a little, non-aggressive cat. While it is possible for a cat to become comfy on a sleeping infant’s breathing passages and suffocate the newborn, this is an easily avoidable problem that may be avoided by keeping anything larger than a kitten far from the child while sleeping, especially if unsupervised. It’s also not cause for concern if you detect a cat’s preoccupation with your child’s mouth. Consider this: cats adore milk, and a baby is likely to have milk on their breath or in their mouth. It’s perfect.

So, if you’re wondering whether or not you should raise a kid in the presence of cats, rest assured that cats aren’t planning to “take your baby’s breath.” There are some measures you should take if you’re pregnant or expecting to bring home a newborn in the coming months, but one of them shouldn’t be worrying about whether your cat would be purposely antagonistic or hazardous to your child.

What are some of the most popular cat myths you’ve heard? Is this why some of your relatives and friends avoid being around your cat? Please let us know in the comments section below!


If your baby’s breath isn’t growing, it’s because you’re not providing enough water. In other words, the amount of water needed for the growth of this plant is not enough. Cats can get water from grass, or any type of plant that they eat, but they need to drink a lot of water every day.

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