When Feeding Your Cat, Be Sure to Avoid These Particular Food Items!
Posted on November 11, 2014 by joyofliving No comments
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!