Healthy Cat Food Guide: Never Feed These 7 Foods to Your Cat
Are you taking proper care of your little four-legged friend? Are you feeding your kitty the best all natural cat food? We believe you are!
But most of the new cat owners do not know that while they might be giving the best kitten wet food to their feline, there are a few foods that they shouldn’t let their cats eat! So let’s discuss the 7 foods that can be poisonous to your kitty.
1. Raw Meat, Eggs, & Bones Aren’t Natural Cat Food
Similar to how raw eggs, meat and bones are unsafe for humans, consumption of any of these in cats may lead to diarrhea, vomiting, and lethargy in cats.
These can augment to serious diseases like E. coli and salmonella! Consuming raw eggs and raw bones can also lead to coat and skin problems in cats. Therefore, Vets recommend feeding cats only all natural cat food.
2. Dairy Products
Your kitty may love milk and cheese but these aren’t good for them. Dairy products contain lactose and most cats are allergic to lactose. Milk and other dairy items may upset their stomach and trigger digestive issues. After your kitty has been weaned off of milk, that is it for dairy. Gluten free cat food is preferred to avoid such conditions.
3. Onions and Garlic
Onion, garlic, scallions and shallots can affect the red blood cells count in your cat’s body, which may even lead to anemia! Though these are particularly toxic when consumed in large quantities, it is better to avoid beforehand.
4. Raisins and Grapes
Do you know that eating even a single grapefruit or raisin can result in kidney failure in your cat! Early symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, reduced appetite, lethargy, decreased urination, etc. would start to show up within 12 hours only!
5. Caffeinated Drinks and Chocolate
Chocolate contains methylxanthines which is considered to be fatal for cats & dogs both. This substance is also found in caffeinated beverages, which is why you should refrain your pet from having any of these.
Alcoholic beverages are also supposed to cause diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, breathing issues, disorientation, coma and the worst being, death! Don’t leave drinks unattended on a coffee table as it doesn’t take much to cause these problems.
7. Dog Foods
Well, if you think it is okay to feed dog food to your kitty, it is not! Of course, if you have a cat and a dog, sometimes your cat may take a little bite. While a bite now and then will not cause too much trouble, regular consumption will. The nutritional needs of a cat are different from a dog. And hence, dog food won’t provide essential nutrients to your cat.