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If you live with a cat it is important that you know all those foods that are good for your body and avoid giving him products that he cannot digest properly. When a cat eats some 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 forbidden cat food and that you know, well, what you can give and what not to your pet. In AnimalWised we are going to tell you which are these foods that are better to keep away from your cat's snout, ¡take note!You may also be interested in: Forbidden foods for guinea pigs
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 can cause 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, they are not recommended to give to these animals. You can give your pet the low-salt turkey or ham from time to time..
2. Milk and dairy products
After the cat passes the lactation period, it should not drink more milk because it becomes lactose intolerant. If you give him milk, he can suffer digestive disorders such as vomiting, diarrhea, etc..
3. Lemon and vinegar
The acid of lemon and vinegar can harm our best friend and cause pains in the belly as well as vomiting and discomfort.
4. Onion, leek and garlic
Long-term consumption of onion and leek can lead to high toxicity in felines, as well as in dogs. Likewise, it also favors the appearance of other pathologies, such as anemia. However, more and more studies show that controlled doses of garlic can be excellent natural dewormers..
It is another of the great forbidden in cats and dogs because it contains a substance that is toxic to these animals (it is known by the name of "theobromine "). Chocolate can accelerate your cat's heart rate, cause vomiting and diarrhea, failures in the body and can 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 stomach problems and even pancreatitis. In general, you should not give them fatty foods because they do not digest 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 animal's stomach so they can cause kidney failure, diarrhea and digestive problems.
8. Raw fish
Tartars, 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. Lack of this vitamin can lead to serious problems such as seizures and even a coma. In addition, they can also contain bacteria that cause food poisoning.
We have already said that fatty foods should not be given to cats and sweets are one of them but, in addition, it is not recommended 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 for the animal to eat a lot because small doses 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 in relation to food so that you do not harm your pet.
- Never give him bones or thorns fish: you could choke and can even damage your organs by perforating the intestine or blocking the intestinal tract. So ¡be very careful with what you give your cat!
- Plants such as lilies, poinsettia (the Christmas plant), ivy or oleanders are plants toxic to cats so avoid having them at home because the animal will be attracted to them and will eat them.
- Don't feed your cat dog food because the nutritional needs of both animals have nothing to do with each other. Cats need an amino acid known as taurine and if they do not take it in the necessary doses, it can cause serious heart disease.
- The tuna that people eat is not good for cats. It is not a toxic food but it does lack taurine so do not pretend to feed your animal with this product because it will not provide the essential nutrients it needs to be strong and healthy.
In this Animal Expert article we give you more recommendations about cat feeding.