Curiosity is not the only thing that can kill cats. The wrong food can also get them into trouble. Considering that cats have shorter digestive tracts compared to dogs, feline pets are sensitive to more food than canine pets. In general, the foods that are not good for dogs are also not recommended for cats. They also are poisonous food for cats.
That being said, you should be extra careful about what you feed your pet, especially the following food:
Milk and other Dairy Food
Onions and Garlic
The danger with small bones, especially those of chicken or other fowl, is that they can break into tiny pieces. This may get stuck in your cat’s throat or another part of his digestive system. The tiny bones can then create small cuts that can be fatal to your cat. The following are the signs to look out for if you suspect your pet has ingested small bones:
- Gasping for air
- Loud and heavy breathing
- Face pawing
- Gums turning pale or blue
- Loss of consciousness
When in such a situation, try to check for the obstruction. If you are unable to because your cat is too distressed, bring him to the vet right away.
This artificial sweetener is said to potentially cause liver failure and hypoglycaemia in cats. Xylitol is typically found in toothpaste and chewable candies.
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Raw Dough and Alcohol
The Plant That Is Like Poisonous Food for Cats
One of the most common flowering plants that can be fatal for cats is the lily flower. Stargazer lilies, Asiatic lilies, Easter lilies, and daylilies are particularly dangerous. Even licking off a tiny bit of pollen can lead to serious health issues, such as kidney failure. Eating the leaves or a part of the flower can also cause poisoning. However, this can be arrested if treated immediately. The symptoms of lily poisoning are:
- Excessive urination (after about 12 hours)
Bring your cat to the vet as soon as you suspect he has ingested a part of a lily. To prevent problems, it is best to remove lilies from your home.
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