Hey, who here has a cat? What food do you usually give your pet cat? Usually, the variety of cat food ranges between fish and meat. For owners who are not fussy, they usually feed their cats with dry food or wet food from the factory. Practical!
However, do you know what foods are prohibited for cats? If you’re not careful, these foods can cause your cat to get sick or even die! Study carefully, come on!
Onion and garlic
Without onions, the food will be bland and less tasty. However, this does not apply to cats huh! The reason is, cats should stay away from onions and garlic. Not only in a raw condition, but also in a cooked condition, explained the Homeo Animal page.
This is because onions and garlic contain sulfoxides and disulfides which can poison cats by destroying their red blood cells. Inevitably, cats will experience anemia, lethargy, weight loss and digestive problems.
Eating raw eggs is a tradition in several cultures around the world. For example, in Japan and in Indonesia. However, do not occasionally feed the cat with raw eggs, yes! This is because raw eggs contain salmonella bacteria, which trigger diarrhea, vomiting and lethargy, says the Homeo Animal page.
In addition, raw eggs contain the enzyme avidin. This enzyme can reduce the absorption of a B vitamin called biotin. And the implication is to cause problems in the cat’s coat and skin.
Although fond, giving raw fish to cats is not recommended. Better, the fish is processed first by steaming or frying. This is because raw fish contains bacteria that can cause indigestion in cats, explains the Homeo Animal page.
In addition, raw fish can destroy an important vitamin for cats, namely thiamine. When this vitamin is lost, neurological problems in cats will arise. The implication is that the cat will lose its appetite, convulsions and even death! Spooky!
It’s no secret that chocolate is harmful to pets, especially dogs and cats. This is because there is a toxic substance in chocolate called theobromine. Chocolate poisoning can cause tremors, irregular heart rhythms, seizures and death. You don’t want that to happen to your pet cat, do you?
Keep in mind that all types of chocolate are harmful to cats. Both dark chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate. Instead of your cat being upset, it’s better to eat the chocolate alone! Hehehe.
Let’s admit, who often gives milk to cats? Better don’t do that again, ok? This is because milk contains lactose, while cats are lactose intolerant. Cats have difficulty processing milk because they do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase to break down the lactose in milk.
Don’t be surprised if your cat has diarrhea and stomachaches afterward. However, if you really want to give your cat milk, there are dairy products that are designed to be lactose-free. Alternatively, you can give your cat soy milk.