14 meals it is best to NEVER feed your cat (some are superb!)


Even if the pâtés and croquettes purchased from the veterinarian are sufficient to cover the nutritional needs of our pets, we may be tempted to give them leftover meals. Our dogs and cats are also sometimes able to steal food from the table. We can then ask ourselves if we should be worried about their health following the consumption of these dishes. To have the end of the story, we have put together this list of foods that are not recommended or prohibited for cats. You will see it: some are surprising to say the least!

To avoid the risk of poisoning, intolerance or potentially serious nutritional deficiencies, it is better to monitor the contents of the food bowl of our greedy felines, especially when they are given homemade meals.

1) Milk, among the foods not recommended for a cat

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In the collective imagination, nourished by images taken from films and cartoons, the cat is a domestic animal that drinks milk. And we must say what is: very often, our felines love it! The problem is that much like in humans, the cat’s digestive system cannot digest lactose. Once weaned, your feline therefore becomes unable to digest lactose. This can then cause very unpleasant digestive disorders, starting with diarrhea. Also remember that some twinks can just be allergic to cow’s milk. As a precaution, it is therefore better to limit dairy products as much as possible. A good bowl of fresh water that is cleaned and changed very regularly is the best service you can give!

2) tuna

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Our pets are very often fans of tuna. This one can even get addicting! However, it contains many harmful substances. For example, there is mercury which is harmful to his nervous system. As for bisphenol A, it is carcinogenic. Cans of tuna are also too high in fat and salt. It is therefore not ideal for maintaining a healthy weight and for avoiding urinary, heart or kidney problems. We must therefore stop giving it regularly. As for raw tuna, it is linked to a high risk of the development of internal parasites. It should also be remembered that poorly prepared or poorly preserved tuna can be contaminated by its viscera, which is very harmful for the cat.

3) fish bones or bones

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The cat is not a table trash can… It is therefore not advisable to give it bones or fish bones even if it asks for them. This may indeed perforate his digestive system and cause ulcers. If you decide to feed it fish or meat, carefully remove the bones and bones. This will save you a trip to the vet!

4) Raw meat among the foods not recommended for cats

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Raw fish or pork, poultry or beef … One might think that these foods do not represent any danger for the cat which hunts and nibbles on small prey in nature. However, raw meats contain bacteria that are as dangerous to humans as they are to these domestic animals. Your cat would indeed risk a food poisoning, especially because of salmonella. To limit the risk of poisoning, it is better to present him exclusively with cooked food.

5) cheese and cold cuts

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The cat is a very small animal. 5 g of cheese reduced to its size is the equivalent of 50 g of cheese for a man. Which is huge! We must never forget that our food is often high in fat and salt, as is the case here. Cold meats or cheese could therefore cause inflammation of the pancreas and digestive problems in your pet. Too much salt consumption could also expose it to kidney problems or high blood pressure. Even if it makes you happy, you have to think about health above all. It is more important than a pleasure of a few seconds which could have repercussions on his whole life!

6) egg white

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Cats can get diarrhea if they ingest egg white. This is because it cannot digest the proteins that this food contains. This will therefore give him stomach aches.

7) Our snack foods to avoid for the cat

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Theine and caffeine are not not well supported by our pets. So avoid leaving tea, coffee, soda or an energy drink close to your muzzle. These drinks are prohibited in cats! In addition, as in dogs, the chocolate is to be avoided. Milk chocolate and especially dark chocolate indeed contain theobromine. Now this substance is toxic to cats who cannot metabolize it properly. It can lead to arrhythmia and heart problems, vomiting and even seizures. Some cats will also show signs of restlessness and nervousness (tremors, etc.), where others will be completely dejected.

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