There are many foods cats like to eat, but there are many things that cats may have adverse reactions to after eating, and the serious ones may even make them life-threatening. Many new owners may have less knowledge about cat food. This article will share 20 foods that cats cannot eat and some foods that cats can eat in addition to cat food.
What cats can’t eat
1. Foods that cats can’t eat
Onions, garlic and leeks: These foods have a special chemical substance, disulfide, which will destroy the red blood cells of the cat. If they eat a lot of it, it may cause symptoms of anemia.
Health care products: The health care products we eat are only suitable for humans, but for cats, a health care product contains too many nutrients. Among them, health care products containing the antioxidant drug lipoic acid are fatal to cats.
Food and water containing alcohol: 5 to 8 milliliters per kilogram can cause cat alcohol poisoning. If food containing alcohol is accidentally eaten by cats, please go to the pet hospital in time.
Avocado: Both the pulp and peel of avocado contain a chemical substance called persin, which is a toxin. It is nothing to us if we eat it, but it is a deadly substance for cats, so don’t let us Cats go to eat food with avocado.
Tuna and sashimi: A small amount of tuna can be used, but a large amount will cause Yellow Fat Disease, which is caused by excessive unsaturated fatty acids and insufficient vitamin E in the diet; and sashimi will cause insufficient vitamin b1 intake. In addition, Fish roe can also be fed to cats in small amounts.
Raw eggs: Raw eggs have anti-biological enzymes. If the cat eats them, it will affect the absorption of vitamin B, and the raw eggs may have salmonella, which will cause the cat to vomit.
All seasonings: Like salt, sugar, pepper and other seasonings that we often come into contact with, if cats eat for a long time, it will bring a serious burden to the body and easily get sick.
If the cat eats food that uses a lot of seasonings like curry, it is recommended that you stop it in time, this is not the food it can eat.
Chocolate: Cats can’t eat chocolate. Many people know that chocolate contains Theobromine. Cats will be very excited after a large amount of Theobromine ingested by mistake, and then begin to vomit and diarrhea within a few hours. In severe cases, the cat’s life will be in danger. If they ingest Theobromine by mistake, they will also have to go to a pet hospital for medical treatment.
Coffee, tea, and other beverages containing caffeine: Caffeine has a refreshing effect for humans, and it is the same for cats, but cats can withstand far less doses than humans. The dose that is refreshing for us is too high for the cat. They will have a faster heartbeat due to excessive caffeine intake, and the risk of life-threatening will increase.
Cooked chicken bones and fish bones that have not been processed into flour: Bones are naturally very hard as a “frame” to support the body’s weight, especially cooked bones, which only increase in hardness, which will more easily pierce the cat’s esophagus and intestines.
Spinach: Spinach and other plants containing oxalic acid will increase the formation of calcium oxalate in a cat’s urinary tract oxalate, which increases the incidence of kidney stones and urethral stones.
Yeast: If the fermented dough is accidentally eaten by a cat, it will easily swell in the stomach. In severe cases, the internal organs will burst. So avoid cats eating bread and cakes
Milk: Adult cats have symptoms of lactose intolerance in the stomach and intestines, and cannot digest and absorb milk products such as milk, which can cause cats to have diarrhea.
Xylitol: Cats will secrete large amounts of insulin in their bodies after consuming xylitol, causing hypoglycemia.
Coconut: Coconut contains a lot of potassium ions. If a large amount of it is ingested, the potassium in the cat’s body will be unbalanced, which will affect the cat’s health.
2. Fruits that cats can’t eat
Apple seeds, plums, almonds, and other fruits containing cyanogenic glycosides: These common things all contain cyanogenic glycosides, which can interfere with the normal release of oxygen in the blood and eventually cause suffocation. In your life, you have to be careful not to let the cats eat these fruits in the house.
Carambola: Carambola contains a lot of potassium, and a potassium imbalance can cause visceral diseases, such as acute renal failure.
Grapes and raisins: The place where you store grapes and raisins need to be far away from your cat. For kittens, taking 2-3 grapes or raisins will cause vomiting. Ingesting large amounts will cause the cat’s kidneys to fail quickly.
Persimmon: A certain substance in persimmon seeds can cause enteritis and diarrhea.
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons: These acidic fruits can irritate the intestines and stomach, and long-term consumption can cause serious harm to cats.
3. Plants that cats can’t eat
Liliaceae plants: Liliaceae plants are similar to onions. They all contain disulfides, which can damage red blood cells, cause anemia and threaten lives. In addition, there are rhododendrons, periwinkles, dieffenbachia, and poppies. How to prevent pet cats from eating plants What? Quite simply, spray lemonade on the potted plants to keep the cat away from the potted plants and prevent danger.
What can cats eat? What do cats like to eat?
To understand what cats like to eat, we must first understand what cats can eat and what foods cats have. Cats like to eat a lot of things. In addition to cat food and canned food, cats can also eat meat. Cats eating raw meat conforms to the dietary habits in the natural environment, but there are still hidden dangers that are prone to parasites or bacterial infections. Feeding raw meat to cats is to pay attention to the quality of the meat and avoid exposing it to room temperature air for too long. However, the easiest way is to cook the meat.
In addition, let’s talk about seafood and related aquatic products. These foods are meat, but don’t let your cat eat too much when feeding.
Proteins such as sea crabs and squid are not easy to digest and absorb, so seafood can be fed as snacks. Next, let’s talk about the fruits and vegetables that cats can eat. Fruits and vegetables cannot replace the staple foods, so it’s not advisable to feed too much a week.
1. Fruits that cats can eat
Apples: As a nutrient-rich fruit, apples are a good snack for cats. They can supplement a variety of vitamins and are high in fructose, but we should not feed too much to cats. In addition, the juice made from apples and snow pear is not recommended feed for cats, because both fruits are high in sugar content, which may increase cats’ risk of diabetes.
Blueberries: Blueberries have traces of antioxidants, which can help accelerate nutrient metabolism in cats. Similarly, blueberries are not easy to feed too much for cats.
Watermelon: Watermelon is rich in water and micronutrients, but be careful not to feed watermelon seeds to cats.
Strawberry: Strawberry is not toxic to cats, and it is also rich in protein. It is also very suitable for feeding cats as a snack, remember not to feed too much.
Bananas: Bananas are rich in vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E. They have the effects of clearing away heat, detoxifying, diuresis, and swelling. The sugar content is slightly higher, so it is not suitable for feeding too much.
2. Vegetables that cats can eat
You can feed your cat with vegetables to help cats digest, but after all, cats are carnivores, so vegetables can be cooked in small amounts and mixed with cat food. The vegetables cats can eat include carrots, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, asparagus, and pumpkin. Among them, pumpkins and carrots are foods that owners can often feed to cats.
The above is the whole content of this article. Cats are very greedy, and there are a lot of things that cats can’t eat, but they often don’t know what they can eat and what they can’t. If they accidentally eat, then you need to take the cat to the pet hospital in time.