Cats and Table Scraps Don’t Go Together
Posted on November 21, 2011 by Joy of Living No comments
Jessie, the adorable dog who knows more than the cat around here: Hi! I am back on the scene. I have been laying low for awhile, but now that the holidays are in full swing, I decided to speak my mind and enjoy the results! So, in preparation for the first big feast of the season, THANKSGIVING, I just wanted to put the word out there that it is probably best that you don’t give any table scraps to those cats wandering around your home. Sure, your cat may beg and purr and bat those pretty little eyes at you…but DON’T FALL FOR IT! Giving table scraps to your cat is never a wise idea.
For example, turkey and chicken bones are dangerous, as they can splinter and potnetially puncture the intestines or the stomach. Further, most table scraps are far too fatty for your cat’s delicate digestive system. As for chocolate, I think it’s pretty well-known that such a tasty treat can prove to be highly toxic to your cat….and your dog!
When putting out the trash, by the way, be sure to seal it up tightly so as not to encourage your cat to poke around and make dinner for himself. (And if the dog gets into it, well, he’ll probably blame the cat anyway!)
As for the family dog, most of these rules still apply, but we won’t argue with you if you want to toss us a bite of turkey or a few green beans. The cat doesn’t have to know. Besides, the one over here will probably be locked in the closet. (Oops! Did I say that? Just kidding!)
Happy Almost Thanksgiving!
Thanks to petplace.com for these handy words of advice.