What not to feed your cat

16 Apr, 2018

What not to feed your cat

This is not a complete list and some cats tolerate more than others. Please comment if you think we forgot something ūüôā

Alcohol – even 1 tablespoon can cause liver and brain damage

Chocolate – can cause heartproblems, tremor in muscles and seizures

Caffeine Рcan cause arrhythmia and tremor in muscles

Dairy products – some cats (and dogs) are lactose intolerant and dairy products can cause vomiting and diarrhea

Fatty food – van cause pancreatitis, diarrhea and vomiting

Grapes and raisins Рthe toxicity of grapes on cats has never been proven but it is not recommended to  feed cats on grapes or raisins

Onions and garlic – doesn’t affect cats in small quantities but big quantities can cause upset stomach and anemia

Xylitol – it hasn’t been proven to affect cats but it is not recommended to feed cats on xylitol

Dogfood – cats need more protein than dogs and therefore it is not suitable for cats, but small quantities doesn’t hurt the cat

Liver – a small piece is ok but a lot can cause vitamin A poisoning

Yeast – expands in the stomach and can cause upset stomach and gas. In large quantities the stomach can burst

Tuna – the type that is meant for human consumption can cause upset stomach and inflammations in the body. It is better to stick to tuna that is meant for cats

Resources:
https://www.vets-now.com/2017/02/foods-poisonous-to-cats/
https://pets.webmd.com/cats/ss/slideshow-foods-your-cat-should-never-eat
https://www.petmd.com/cat/emergency/poisoning-toxicity/e_ct_human_food_poisoning

Haraldur


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