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We all love to indulge our fur babies. But that doesn't mean we should feed them just about anything. Every animal has a list of foods and beverages that are poisonous for it, and pet owners should steer clear of including them in the menu.
are six foods that you absolutely Should Not feed your cat:
tomatoes contain a chemical called Glycoalkaloid Solanine, which is extremely
toxic to cats. When consumed, it can cause severe gastrointestinal disorders,
which may become fatal in extreme conditions. It's best to avoid green tomatoes
from your cat's meals. Even potatoes have the same chemical, and it is
advisable to skip them too.
red tomatoes, properly cooked, are safe for your feline to munch on.
caffeine, and cocoa are fatal to dogs. That we know. But did you know that
they're just as deadly to cats?
and all its by-products contain chemicals called methylxanthines, which lead to
the onset of uncontrollable seizures, abdominal distress, tremors in the
muscles, and the development of muscle tumors in cats.
keep the chocolates and caffeinated items away from your beloved pet and keep
over-enthusiastic pet owners reward their cats with baked treats. This is the
worst thing you could do.
baked goods contain a popular sugar-substitute called Xylitol, which tastes
like sugar but doesn't have its weight-gain consequence. While Xylitol is okay
for humans, its toxic for cats, when ingested, it can lead to acute liver
failure, loss of limb-eye coordination, and extreme lethargy in your pet.
shallots, garlic, onions, and any items cooked using these vegetables should
not be fed to cats since they affect RBC production in the animal. Low levels
of RBC can make your pet anemic and lead to extreme muscular weakness. If any
food you're giving your cat causes him to produce orange-to-red urine, they may
contain garlic or onions.
the food and take your cat to the vet pronto.
and its dried cousins, raisins and sultanas, can cause kidney failure in
felines, even when the slightest quantity is consumed.
research behind this finding is still unclear, but scientists have found cats
becoming very hyperactive and continuously vomiting after eating grapes,
raisins, and sultanas. Abdominal pain and pain during urination are also
symptoms of eating these foods.
might be the biggest shocker on this list. But, the truth is, adult cats are
insanely lactose intolerant. Their bodies lose the lactase enzyme as they grow,
which makes it very difficult for them to digest the milk they drink. Diarrhea
and stomach pain are symptoms of lactose poisoning. So, don't give your adult
cats any liquid or any dairy product.
Ideally, eight weeks is the latest by which you
should wean your kitten off milk.