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When Feeding Your Cat, Be Sure to Avoid These Particular Food Items!

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Jessie, the amazing dog with so much information to share: While that darned cat Party Marty likes to shake things up around here with his antics on this blog, I prefer to maintain a more serious decorum and use this platform to educate our faithful readers. After all, one of us has to be responsible, right?

Even though I am a dog, I do hold a certain amount of appreciation for my feline counterparts. Cats are pretty cool, yet I have no shame reflex in admitting that I simply tolerate Marty as we live in the same house and share the same human. That is a fate delivered to me over which I have no control.

However, if you fancy yourself a cat person and will do anything you can to ensure a happy and healthy life for your beloved pet, then this post is for you today. I did a bit of research on foods that are unsafe for dogs, but inadvertently came across some information that listed foods unhealthy for cats. (And, no, I am not going to go and stock up on these in anticipation of preparing a meal for Marty…I am not that devious!)

So, here is a list of foods that are definite “no-nos” for your cat. Consumption of any of these could possibly result in serious illness or even death, two things I would never even wish upon Marty. I need a cat like him around here to make me look better!

**Onions –Sure, you love them in so many recipes, but they contain disulfides and sulfoxides which can lead to anemia in cats and harm their red blood cells.

**Garlic – Great on bread and pasta for you guys, but cats cannot process this food and it can lead to digestive upset in the form of vomiting and diarrhea.

**Raw eggs – Gross! Maybe super athletes enjoy these, but if your cat were to consume them, he could be subject to salmonella, E.coli and other bacteria which could lead to severe digestive distress.

**Grapes – Nope. Not for cats. They are toxic and can harm the kidneys.

**Milk – While it may seem like a natural thing to offer a kitten or cat a bowl of milk, most cats are lactose intolerant. Not a good idea.

**Mushrooms – Humans love this healthy food item, but it can be highly toxic to your cat.

**Chocolate – While I know some humans would love to find this as a major component on the food pyramid, this is a form of poison for cats. Death sentence. Stay away.

Thanks to answers.com for this helpful information!

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