Feeding cats are one of the most important things to consider when deciding to adopt a pussy. Offering a quality ration is one of the best things you can do to keep their health on track. Sometimes, to please them, a lot of people end up giving “a little bit” of certain foods sporadically, which can be very dangerous!
We have made a list of foods that can intoxicate and harm the health of our beloved kittens! We know that it’s hard to resist that cheeky face they make when we’re eating something good, but we have to be strong and say NO for their good.
1- Dog food
This should be the most common mistake between dog and cat owners. Because the animals live together, sometimes cats are interested in the dog’s food, and vice versa, which is not good!
Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs. Cats, for example, need more protein than dogs. In addition, unlike dogs, cats cannot convert various food precursors into amino acids and vitamins.
Although dog food will not be toxic to cats, if they are fed for too long with them, they will certainly develop nutritional deficiencies, which will cause various health problems, and even death.
2 – Bones
Very careful with bones, they are very dangerous!
When gnawing bones, cats may suffer lesions on the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract, including perforations. Bone is a mineral food that raises the concentration of minerals like calcium in the urine. Cats usually drink little water, and so are more likely to have urinary problems. With the consumption of minerals contained in the bones, these problems can be aggravated.
Cats puppies up to 45 days old tolerate cow’s milk well. However, after that, milk can be very harmful, because lactase, an enzyme that digests milk lactose, becomes inactive, which can cause diarrhea and vomiting. In addition, because it is rich in calcium, milk can also contribute to the formation of kidney stones.
Just like in humans, coffee stimulates the central nervous system of cats. For them, caffeine acts as a diuretic and causes dehydration. Symptoms of caffeine intoxication include restlessness, rapid breathing, palpitations, muscle tremors, and seizures.
Chocolate contains caffeine, which makes it also very dangerous for cats.
They contain theobromine, which can intoxicate and even be lethal.
The grape is considered a very dangerous fruit for cats, and if ingested in large quantities, it can cause acute kidney injury in cats.
Humans need carbohydrate, which is what gives us energy. Cats do not need this nutrient to obtain energy, which they achieve through another process, called neoglygenesis, which consists of the formation of amino acids from the breakdown of protein molecules. So giving bread to your cat can make you overweight and unhealthy!
8- Garlic and Onion
Be pure or in the seasoning of food, never give garlic and onion to your cat, as they are highly toxic! Onions, for example, contain sulfoxides and disulfides that can destroy red blood cells and cause blood problems, including anemia. Garlic can be even more dangerous because toxins are more concentrated than onions.
9- Raw Egg
They say that giving raw eggs to cats can bring benefits, and that they love, which is completely wrong (at least the first part)! They can have a serious food poisoning caused by bacteria. In addition, the raw egg protein, called avidin, neutralizes biotin (vitamin B7) and can cause problems for the health of your kitten.
Although very common in our diet, tomatoes can pose risks to the health of cats!
Isos because they contain solanine – a toxic glycoalkaloid that, even ingested in the smallest amounts, can be fatal to a cat.
Avocado contains persin toxin, which negatively affects the digestive system and the heart muscle of cats. This can cause symptoms such as lethargy, breathing difficulties, diarrhea and vomiting.