How many times do you hear people saying, “Cats Love Milk!” This is the biggest mistake we all have. The same as dogs, cats are unable to eat and digest everything. When they see you consuming chocolate or cheese, don’t allow them to meow at you.
Here’s a list of 7 foods your cat should be avoided eating
- Dairy product
We watched as our mother fed the cats milk in a bowl. All these years we were taught the same thing! It’s okay if other people have believed that cats can enjoy dairy and dairy products. Sometimes they are unable to drink dairy due to lactose intolerance. The question is what is lactoseIntolerance?
A state in which the body is unable or unwilling to digest milk and other milk products is known as lactose intolerance. It is important for cats to be aware that not everyone is lactose sensitive. However, as they get older, their ability of breaking down lactose becomes less.
Milk products are harmful to their digestive system.
- Upset stomach
How does the kittens digest their mother’s breast milk? When kittens are born, they produce the enzyme lactase. This enzyme helps to digest milk. Vets will always recommend that kittens are fed formula milk from the marketplace if they have lost their mother.
We love chocolates! It is a treat that we all love in the human community. Chocolates are not recommended for cats, although it can be used in a variety of recipes. Have you ever wondered how it works?
There are some ingredients in chocolates that can cause cat poisoning. Theobromine is easily absorbed into the human body. This isn’t true for cats. These ingredients cannot be digested easily by cats. A cat that is repeatedly exposed to toxic substances will experience toxic buildup. This will result in symptoms like –
- Rapid breathing
- Rapid heart rate
In extreme cases, chocolate may prove fatal. It can cause severe liver damage or even heart failure.
A common belief among cat owners is that their feline companions will prefer raw chicken or meat grilled in a grill. It is not safe to eat raw food. Raw food can be contaminated by bacterias such E.coli, salmonella and others. They can be dangerous to your cat’s safety as they can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and even lethargy.
Even raw eggs are not suitable for cats. Uncooked eggs can cause cats to not absorb biotin. This can cause skin irritations and a dull coat.
- Grapes & raisins
Cats can become poisoned by raisins and grapes. Although there aren’t enough evidence to prove it, cats can get ill from grapes & raisins.
- Failure of the kidneys
Please notify your vet immediately if you cat has consumed any of these foods. Also, if you have these items at your home, keep your kitten away from them.
We see cats often eating dog food. If you have a cat and a pet dog, it is likely that your cat has tried your dog’s food. You might be able to give your cat a little bit of the food occasionally, but are you sure it’s safe for them long-term?
No, it’s not.
Dog food can also be unsafe for cats. It is designed to protect your dog’s safety and health. The ingredients may seem similar, but it is not true. While some ingredients might look the same, there are some common nutritional requirements. But cats still need vitamin A and taurine.
Though cats produce taurine, they do so in a reduced amount. If we think about commercial dog food, it’s also loaded with Vitamin A, Teuririne, a lot of arachidonic acid, and they are added according to the dog’s requirements. Vitamin A and Taurine are more important for cats than they are for dogs.
You can make your cat sick by giving it dog food. This will cause your cat to become weaker and eventually malnourished. If your cat is accustomed to eating the dog’s food, you should stop.
- Garlic & onion
We often use garlic and onion in cooking. It improves taste and is good for your cat’s health. But is it equally safe for your cat? It’s not, however!
Cats can be poisoned by garlic and onions. Cats should not eat onions in any form (powder, baked and baked),
They are toxic to cats because it damages red cells which can lead into anemia.
Many commercial cat food recipes include tuna as an ingredient. Tuna is high-protein and low-carbohydrate. Tuna also provides omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA & DHA. These fatty s aide in overall skin and hair health, as well as helping to alleviate symptoms such allergies, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disorder, and skin diseases.
Tuna also has mercury. According the FDA (Food & Drug Administration), there are 267 nanograms mercury per gram for non-reproducing cats. There is a 67 nanogram per gram limit for reproducing cats. It is important that you do not feed tuna more mercury than these values. Overfeeding fish can cause mercury poisoning. It is important to always eat tuna in moderation.
Cats are naturally curious. Cats are curious by nature. They will jump, climb and explore every corner. These food items should be kept out of reach and away from cats. Happy cat parenting!