Cat food is made to be safe and nutritional for your furry friend, but you wouldn’t be the first pet owner that wants to share a tasty snack. If you are thinking of feeding your cat food that is meant for humans, take note of these toxic foods provided by our team at Valley Veterinary Hospital of Helena.
Dough that contains yeast can cause several issues for your cat. It can rise and even twist in your cat’s stomach. This can cause bloating and other digestive problems. If that’s not enough to keep your favorite baked treats away from your feline, yeast can produce alcohol, which can lead to further digestive problems as well as trouble breathing. In severe cases, it can put your cat in a coma or even kill it.
You have probably heard that dogs shouldn’t have chocolate, but did you know that goes for cats, too? The caffeine and theobromine in chocolate that can be toxic for dogs can cause diarrhea, tremors, vomiting, seizures, and death in cats, as well.
If you are a coffee drinker, it is important to take extra steps to keep your cat away from your mug. Sadly, it can cause the same effects that chocolate does.
You may love your orange juice in the mornings, but your cat shouldn’t have it. Small amounts can lead to digestive issues, including vomiting and diarrhea. Too much, however, can impact their central nervous system. As every cat is different, knowing how much is “too much” can be challenging. It is best to avoid the risk altogether.
Raw Meat and Eggs
Raw meat and eggs can lead to anyone with two or four legs getting sick from E. coli and Salmonella. It’s not something that you or your cat should have to deal with.
Discover More Toxic Food for Cats with Our Veterinarians
The foods mentioned above are just a few types to avoid when feeding your cat, but there are more. Learn more by scheduling an appointment with our team at Valley Veterinary Hospital of Helena by calling us today at (406) 442-0188 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.