10 Human Foods Toxic To Cats
Human Foods Toxic To Cats
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Surprising, I know, but its actually not as good as you would think for cats! This tasty treat can have your cat addicted, but at what cost? Some of the problems known with too much tuna are malnutrition, as it doesn’t have the nutrients our cats need. If a cat overeats in tuna he also has the chance to get mercury poison from it. A treat once and a while isn’t terrible but it should not be part of their consistent diet.
When I say tuna I do not mean tuna flavored things. I’m talking out of the canned tuna. Treats that are tuna flavored are perfectly okay for cats, and they will enjoy it quite a lot!
Milk and Dairy Products
Everyone always pictures a furry kitten lapping up milk from a small saucer. But this is a misleading food and can cause a “smelly” issue. Kittens are able to drink milk and digest it; but, adults cannot and will often leave your cat with diarrhea and other digestive issues. No one likes a smelly cat or litter box for that matter.
Grapes and Raisins
Now I’m assuming most of you wouldn’t outright feed cat grapes or raisins but it’s important to not have grapes around. Curious cats may try to snack on it, but there are possibilities it could choke and grapes and raisins have also been known to cause kidney failure in cats or make them very ill.
This is a big no-no for most animals and although it seems like you would be giving your cat a tasty treat, it is more a deadly threat. Surprisingly, most cats won’t go out and try to eat chocolate. Chocolate contains a toxic agent called theobromine. Although harmless to humans it can cause abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and death to cats.
Candy, Gum, and Toothpaste
These three, baked goods and diet foods, day to day human foods and treats are terribly bad for you’re a cat. These products are sweetened with Xylitol which can cause an increase in insulin circulating through your cat’s body. This will cause their blood sugar to drop. Along with that, there is also a live failure.
Symptoms of this may include:
- loss of coordination
The problem here is that you may not try to feed your cats these but may accidentally leave them out and when you are gone your curious cat will sneak around and may lick some up.
Fat trimmings and Bones
Often you don’t give bones to a cat but if you have a dog and give one to him make sure you’re cat doesn’t get at it. Fat and bones can both cause upset for a cat. It can lead to vomiting and diarrhea. Bones, specifically, can splinter and lacerate or block a passageway.
Raw eggs cause two different problems. They cause the same problem that any raw food has, it contains bacteria and E-coli. The second problem is that there is a protein in raw egg whites that interferes with the absorption of the vitamin B biotin. This can lead to problems with skin and your cats’ coat. No one wants to pet a cat with dandruff!
Raw Fish and Meat
All cats love fish, right? Well yes. But cooked fish! Raw fish, just like humans, isn’t good for them. It can contain bacteria which can cause food poisoning. Also, there is an enzyme in raw fish that destroys thiamine, an essential B vitamin in cats.
So have you been feeding your cat raw fish or tuna?