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What foods are bad for your cat

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People who have a cat as a pet generally know that these animals have peculiar eating habits. However, do you know which foods are bad for your cat and even toxic? In fact, there are usually some foods that are harmful to the digestive system of cats and because of certain beliefs we can give them to them.

It is recommended that you contact your veterinarian for advice on the ideal diet for your cat to follow. In fact, it is important to remember that your cat’s feeding needs may vary depending on the stage of his life he is at. In any case, take note of the foods that you should not give them because they could damage their health.

Bad food for your cat

There are certain foods that will be bad for your cat. Some may simply cause digestive problems, while others may be toxic. For example:

  • Raw foods. The meat or fish you feed your cat should be cooked first. No matter how much your kitty meows when you are with raw fish or meat, you should not give it to her. This is because they may have bacteria that are killed by cooking.
  • Fats. High-fat foods are harmful to cats. If you feed this type of food, your cat may have digestive problems that will be very painful for them and may endanger their health. Butter, bacon and other very fatty foods could cause illnesses such as pancreatitis.
  • Sal. Processed foods often have a high salt content that will be very harmful to your cat. This type of food can affect your renal system and cardiovascular system. Salt will be harmful to your cat if ingested frequently and in excess. That is, you should avoid feeding your cat any kind of sausages and canned foods.
  • Sugar. Foods with sugar are very difficult for cats to digest. They can cause digestive disorders and other problems. For this reason, it is preferable to always avoid giving them any food containing a lot of sugar. For example, buns and cookies should be avoided.
  • Caffeine. Caffeine is present in coffee, tea and some soft drinks. It is a substance that is highly toxic to cats and can cause many health problems. So keep your cat from ingesting anything that contains caffeine.
  • Chocolate. Chocolates contain a toxin known as theobromine. It is toxic for the kittens and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, tachycardia, convulsions and, in more extreme cases, even death. Avoid at all costs giving any food containing chocolate to your cat.
  • Dairy. Contrary to popular belief, many cats are lactose intolerant. Therefore, if you give them milk, it can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Onions and garlic. Onions, garlic and leeks contain thiosulfates. This substance can cause anemia in cats. It may also cause vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Citrus. In many Michis, the consumption of oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits can cause some digestive discomfort and sometimes stomach upset. That is why they should be avoided.

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