What Not to Feed your Cat•
Posted on November 28 2017
Raw eggsApart from containing salmonella, raw eggs contain an enzyme called ‘avidin’ which causes skin and hair problems.
XylitolArtificial sweeteners found in toothpaste, sweets and baked goods. Consumption of xylitol can lead to liver failure and elevated liver enzymes which can be fatal. Side effects include vomiting, poor coordination and lethargic behaviour.
Chocolate and CoffeeBoth products derive from the cacao seed, which contain ‘methylxanthines’. This can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, dehydration, hyperactivity, seizures and potentially death. Some chocolate is not as toxic as others, but it’s much safer to keep all chocolate out of reach from your cat.
Onions and GarlicBoth contain harmful substances to cats and dogs. Although garlic contains a lot less, even the smallest amount can cause the breakdown of red blood cells in your pet and cause anaemia.
Grapes and RaisinsThe potentially toxic substances found in grapes and raisins is still undergoing research, however it is advised by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Centre to avoid giving cats any grapes or raisins altogether.
Macadamia NutsContains a toxin which can affect the muscle, nervous system and digestive system. Side effects appear within 12 hours of consumption and can include paralysis, vomiting, depression and increased heart rate and body temperature.
Avocado contains ‘persin’, which, although tastes delicious to us, can give your cat an upset stomach.
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