14 Toxic Human Foods You Should Never Your Cat

This cat is my family.

You should never feed your cat these toxic human foods.

Cats are very finicky creatures. They may be small, but they know what they want and they want only the best.

Whether it’s high-quality cat food or a high-grade litter box, they know how to ask for what they want.

But what about humans?

Are we so different from our feline friends when it comes to food?

 

Alcohol

You should never give your cat alcohol for a number of reasons.

Firstly, alcohol is extremely poisonous to cats and can cause serious health problems.

Secondly, alcohol can make a cat very agitated and aggressive, which could lead to them harming themselves or others.

Finally, cats are very sensitive to the effects of alcohol and even a small amount can have a big impact on their behavior.

So, in short, it’s best to avoid giving your cat any alcohol at all.

 

Chocolate

You should never give your cat chocolate because it is toxic to them.

Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine, which is poisonous to cats.

Symptoms of chocolate toxicity in cats include vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, seizures, and death.

If your cat ingests chocolate, call your veterinarian immediately.

 

Coffee

Coffee is a stimulant and can cause your cat to become agitated and hyperactive.

Additionally, coffee contains caffeine, which can be toxic to cats in large amounts.

If you must give your cat coffee, make sure to do so in moderation and only give them a small amount.

 

Citrus Fruits

You should never give your cat citrus fruits because they can be toxic to them.

Cats can develop an intolerance to citrus fruits if they eat them too often, and this can lead to health problems.

If you must give your cat citrus fruits, make sure to do so in moderation and only give them a small amount at a time.

 

Grapes & Raisins

While the exact mechanism of toxicity is not fully understood, it is thought that grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in cats.

Symptoms of grape or raisin toxicity can include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and abdominal pain.

If your cat has ingested grapes or raisins, please call your veterinarian or local emergency clinic immediately.

 

Liver

The liver is the biggest organ in the body and filters toxins out of the blood.

If your cat eats liver, the toxins will build up in their system and make them very sick.

Symptoms of liver poisoning in cats include vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and seizures.

If you think your cat has eaten liver, take them to the vet immediately.

 

Nuts

Cats are attracted to the smell of nuts, but they are not able to digest them properly.

Nuts can cause an obstruction in your cat’s digestive system, and they can also be a choking hazard.

If you must give your cat a treat, choose something that is specifically designed for cats and that is nut-free.

 

Raw Eggs

Raw eggs can contain bacteria that can cause food poisoning in cats.

Additionally, raw eggs can contain harmful enzymes that can damage a cat’s digestive system.

If you want to give your cat eggs, cook them first to kill any harmful bacteria or enzymes.

 

Raw or Undercooked Meat

There are a few reasons why you shouldn’t feed your cat raw or undercooked meat.

First, it’s important to cook meat thoroughly to kill any bacteria that may be present.

Raw meat may also contain parasites that can make your cat sick. Finally, cats are obligate carnivores.

This means that their bodies are designed to digest and use nutrients from animal flesh.

Cooking meat breaks down some of the nutrients and makes them more easily absorbed by the body.

 

Xylitol

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is used as a sweetener in many products, including gum, candy, and some kinds of toothpaste.

It is safe for humans but can be very dangerous for cats.

Cats lack the enzymes necessary to metabolize xylitol, and it can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar levels.

This can lead to weakness, loss of coordination, and in severe cases, seizures.

If you think your cat has ingested xylitol, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 

Onions, Garlic & Chives

It’s well known that cats are finicky eaters.

So when it comes to their diet, it’s important to be aware of which foods are safe for them to consume and which are not.

Onions, garlic, and chives are all members of the Allium family of plants, and all three of these foods can be toxic to cats if consumed in large enough quantities.

Symptoms of onion, garlic, and chive toxicity in cats can include gastrointestinal distress, vomiting, and diarrhea.

In severe cases, these foods can cause anemia and even death.

So it’s best to err on the side of caution and keep your cat away from all three of these foods.

 

Uncooked Potatoes & Tomatoes

These vegetables contain solanine, a substance that is toxic to cats. Solanine can cause gastrointestinal upset and even death in cats.

If you must give your cat these vegetables, make sure to cook them first to remove the solanine.

 

Yeast Dough

Yeast dough is a common ingredient in many recipes, from bread and rolls to pizza crusts.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that yeast dough is not safe for your cat to eat.

Yeast dough rises as it bakes, and if your cat eats it, the dough can expand in their stomach and cause serious health problems.

In fact, eating yeast dough is one of the most common reasons cats are brought to the emergency room.

So, if you’re baking with yeast dough, be sure to keep it out of your cat’s reach.

And if your cat does manage to eat some, call your veterinarian right away.

 

Coconut flesh and Coconut Water

While coconut water is often touted as a healthy beverage, you should never give it to your cat.

Coconut flesh and water can both cause gastrointestinal upset in cats, resulting in vomiting and diarrhea.

In addition, coconut water contains high levels of potassium, which can be harmful to cats if consumed in large amounts.

So, even though your cat may be curious about the taste of coconut water, it’s best to keep it out of reach.

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