Harmful foods your cat should never eat and why?
Cats have a very sensitive metabolism
If you have noticed that your cat has symptoms such as: weakness, diarrhea, constipation regurgitation, then your cat may have stomach problems, and you should know what to look for and how to help your cat. The main cause of gastric problems is unhealthy diet. Therefore, it is important to pay special attention to the food you give your cat. Some people mistakenly think that no food is harmful for their pets, but this misconception is the cause of many diseases in cats. So, how to help your cat to stay healthy and do not accidentally give them food that will cause illness? For this you need to know the list of products that are good for your cats and which absolutely should not be given.
5 HARMFUL FOOD WHICH SHOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM THE DIET OF CATS
1) WHY DOG FOOD SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO OUR CATS?
Dog food contains a lot of cereals, but very little amount of protein. Protein is a very important component for supporting the gastro-intestinal system in cats. If a cat is given dog food, it can lead to a deficiency of protein in the body, cause many diseases and even cause heart disease. The substances that are necessary for a healthy diet for dogs are different from those for a healthy diet for cats. If the choice is between dog and cat food, never choose dog food in order to protect your cat’s immune system.
2) WHY CATS SHOULDN'T BE GIVEN MILK?
Cow's milk contains lactose, which cats cannot tolerate and it causes diarrhea. Small kittens can still be given milk, as it contains calcium, which is needed for healthy growth, but only in small quantities. With age, cats lose their ability to process lactose and therefore adult cats should not be given milk or dairy products in order to avoid constipation problems.
3) WHY SHOULDN'T DOMESTIC CATS BE GIVEN RAW CHICKEN?
Some people think cats can eat raw meat, because they hunt and eat raw meat. In reality it's a little more complicated. When wild cats hunt, they eat their prey fresh and this does not harm their health in any way. However raw chicken and raw meat that we have at home is different from the cat's fresh prey. Micronutrients are added to raw chicken to keep fresh longer, they do not harm to humans, but can cause stomach problems in cats.
4) WHY CATS SHOULDN'T BE GIVEN SALAMI?
The main reason why salami should be discarded is because it is not cooked like regular meat, but dried under the sun. During the drying process, a huge number of microbes can get on it. There is a risk of infection with parasitic disease and salmonella, which causes vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and fever. Such diseases caused by salami are dangerous not only for cats, but also for their owners– people.
5) WHY ICE CREAM SHOULDN'T BE GIVEN TO OUR CATS?
Ice cream like milk contains lactose, which cats cannot process and this causes diarrhea and gas in the stomach. Therefore, it is better to avoid feeding cats with ice cream. If you want to diversify your pet’s nutrition with human food, add healthy foods to their diet.