Prohibited foods for cats
If you live with a cat it is important that you know all those Foods that are good for your body and avoid giving them products that they can not digest correctly. When a cat eats a food that is not suitable for him, he may feel indigestion, have vomiting, diarrhea or even develop a disease.
For this reason it is essential that you know the prohibited foods for cats and that you know, well, what you can give and what not to your pet. In we are going to indicate to you what these foods are that it is better that you keep away from the muzzle of your cat, take note!
10 forbidden foods for cats
1. Salty foods
Salt is not good for cats because, if taken in excess, they can end up accumulating in the kidney and this causes problems when draining and eliminating toxins; In addition, excess salt can also cause hypertension. For this reason, foods that contain a lot of salt, such as sausages, for example, are not recommended to give these animals. The turkey or the low-salt york ham can be given to your pet from time to time.
2. Milk and milk products
After the cat passes the breastfeeding period, it should not take milk again because it becomes lactose intolerant. If you give milk, you can suffer digestive disorders such as vomiting, diarrhea, and so on.
3. Lemon and vinegar
The acid of lemon and vinegar can harm our best friend and cause pain in the belly as well as vomiting and discomfort.
4. Onion, leek and garlic
These foods are very toxic to cats (and also to dogs). The reason is that they contain a property that manages to destroy red blood cells and cause anemia in the blood. Therefore, never give these ingredients or the remains of any food that includes it.
It is another of the big banned in cats and dogs because it contains a substance that is toxic to these animals (known as “theobromine”). The chocolate can accelerate the heart rate of your cat, cause vomiting and diarrhea, failures in the body and may even cause the death of the animal.
It is a fruit that is very rich in fat, so you should not give it to your cat because it can cause problems in the stomach and even pancreatitis. In general, you should not give them fatty foods because they do not digest them well and cause serious intestinal problems (sweets, pastries, fried foods, sauces, etc.).
They are ingredients that are also fatty but also do not get well assimilated by the stomach of the animal so they can cause kidney failure, diarrhea and digestive problems.
8. Raw Fish
Tartar, sushi or any recipe that includes raw fish should never be given to a cat because it contains an enzyme that causes a deficiency of vitamin B in the animal’s body. The lack of this vitamin can cause serious problems such as seizures and even that it may be in a coma. In addition, they may also contain bacteria that cause food poisoning.
We have already said that foods with fat should not be given to cats and sweets are one of them but, in addition, it is not advised that you give this food because it can lead to the animal suffering from liver failure.
10. Grapes and raisins
They are very harmful to cats because they can cause kidney failure and even kidney failure. It is not necessary that the animal eat a lot of quantity because in small doses they also affect it negatively.
Other aspects about feeding in cats
In addition to the prohibited foods for cats that we have just listed, you must take into account other aspects related to feeding so that you do not harm your pet.
- Never give bones or thorns of fish: it could reach choking and, even, they can damage the organs perforating the intestine or blocking the intestinal tract. So be very careful with what you give your cat!
- Plants such as the lilies, the poinsettia (the Christmas plant), the ivy or the oleanders are toxic plants for cats so avoid having them at home because the animal will be attracted to them and will eat them.
- Do not feed your cat with dog food because the nutritional needs of both animals have nothing to do with it. Cats need an amino acid that is known as taurine and that if they do not take it in the necessary doses can cause serious diseases in the heart.
- The tuna that people eat is not good for cats. It is not a toxic food but it lacks taurine so do not pretend to feed your animal with this product because it will not provide the essential nutrients you need to be strong and healthy.
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