Cat Food 101: What You Should Never Feed Your Cats!

Cat Food 101
Cat Food 101
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It is no longer a secret that most cats are picky eaters just like toddlers. But even if your kitty refuses one food and another, it is a must that you remain cautious of what to feed him/her.

In case you missed it, there are human food items that are highly toxic and even deadly to your pets. If this interests you, I detailed some food that you should never feed your cats below.

Garlic And Onions

Onions and Garlic are not good for cats
Onions and Garlic are not good for cats

Garlic and onions are known to cause red blood cell damage in cats. These two crops prove to be useful in alleviating pains and curing certain diseases among humans. But in the feline species, they are especially toxic.

Garlic and all members of the onion family contain intoxicating compounds that remain intact even when the food is cooked. As a matter of fact, cats don’t normally eat raw garlic and onions. They recognize the smell and they appear to be “allergic” to it.

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It doesn’t mean, however, that they are safe from the dangers of garlic and onion to their red blood cells. Because as mentioned above, the toxic compound is not destroyed through cooking. Having said that, it is important for pet owners to ensure no garlic and onion content in every food they offer to their kitties.

Alcohol

Cats who accidentally consume alcohol even in small amounts are put to a great risk of intoxication, coma, and worse, death. It is because their species are way more sensitive to the alcohol content than humans as they are tiny.

So cat owners, beware! Your kitties are usually enticed in sipping mixer drinks. Make sure that their drinks don’t contain alcohol in it!

Chocolate

chocolate is not good for cats
is not good for cats

Just like dogs, cats cannot tolerate the caffeine and theobromine content of chocolates. Theobromine is the bitter component of cacao. So the darker the chocolate, the higher its theobromine levels.

Though you may notice some kittens nibble on chocolate cookies and seem to enjoy it, it’s not a sign that it’s good for them. To ensure that your pet will not be put in any harm, the best you can do is not to introduce chocolates to them.

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