It’s normal for pet owners to want to share their tasty foods with their furry friends, but it’s rarely a good idea. Human foods contain substances that cats can’t digest and can have a lethal effect. With that in mind, our team at All Care Animal Clinic in West Palm Beach shares the following types of toxic food for cats so that you can be aware of the dangers.
As with dogs, chocolate is not a good idea for cats. It contains both caffeine and theobromine, both of which can be potentially fatal for your cat.
Raisins and Grapes
Though it’s not commonly known, the ASPCA says that both grapes and raisins have a substance that can lead to kidney failure in your feline friend.
Nuts can be incredibly toxic to cats. Not all of the toxic substances are known, but it is understood that the oils and fats in nuts can lead to pancreatitis.
Uncooked dough can rise in your cat’s stomach, leading to pain, bloating, and a potentially life-threatening problem. Don’t share the cookie dough, regardless of the pleading look they might give.
Raw Meat and Eggs
Raw eggs and meat pose the same bacterial threat to cats as to humans, in regards to Salmonella and E. coli. They also contain enzymes that lead to neurological problems and more.
Feeding your cat uncooked potatoes can lead to gastrointestinal problems, paralysis, hallucinations, and cardiac trouble.
Though it may seem strange, since kittens drink milk, older cats are lactose intolerant. Giving them milk can cause diarrhea, pain, and other gastrointestinal issues.
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If your pet has ingested any of the foods we have mentioned, contact All Care Animal Clinic for guidance and instructions from Dr. Oberto. Call our team today at (561) 688-1154 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.