Food Types You Should Never Feed Your Cat

Unbaked Dough

Never leave an unbaked dough unattended if you have cats. Cats are curious beings and could try to eat anything. Dough and yeast are poisonous for both cats and dogs. The reason is it expands when it gets contact with water which escalates to gastric-dilatation volvulus (GDV). The warning signs of a serious condition are drooling, vomiting, weakness, and hypothermia

Alcohol

Keep your cat away from any types of alcohol. It causes dramatic drops in blood sugar. Yeasts contain alcohol also so it’s not advisable to feed your cat with anything that has yeast in it.

Chocolate

Your cat may compel you to share your chocolate with her but never ever give in. Chocolates contain caffeine and theobromine which are harmful to both cats and dogs when ingested, however; the effects are more serious for cats. If you suspect that your cat ingested chocolate and showing symptoms such as rapid breathing, seizures, and diarrhoea, take her to the vet as soon as possible.

Onion and Garlic

Onion and garlic belong to the family of Allium species. Food types that fall under Allium are known to decrease red blood cells which is why they are great food for people with high blood issues. But for cats and dogs, they are harmful and poisonous. Symptoms may not show immediately but in the long run, it will cause serious damage to your cat’s internal organs or worst, death. If your cat is showing signs of anaemia such as pale gums, lack of muscle coordination, and lethargy, don’t waste time. Bring her to a vet to prevent the worsening of the issue.

Raisins and Grapes

Researchers until know haven’t figured out why raisins and grapes are toxic to cats and dogs. The negative health effects of raisins and grapes are lesser compared to other food types mentioned above. But veterinarians strongly discourage pet owners in feeding their pets with these food types. To be safe, don’t feed them any fruit. Cats and dogs are naturally carnivores. This may explain as to why these food types should be avoided at all cost.