Cats are one of the most common pets. They have a slightly different attitude to food than dogs. But their nutrition should not be like ours: the digestive system is absolutely not like a human. What is absolutely forbidden to give to cats?
Coffee grounds. The drink itself does not have the same effect on our favorites as its settled thick. Only after trying it, the animal becomes hyperactive, begins to rush, convulsions and vomiting appear. The end result can be fatal.
Rhubarb. The beautiful red stems are used in food preparation. However, the leaves contain acid that can corrode the esophagus, which has a detrimental effect on the nervous system and urinary organs of the cat.
"Human" vitamins. In vitamins intended for humans, the concentration of substances exceeds the cat's norm. Especially in them there is a lot of iron, which can damage the stomach lining of the cat and disrupt the work of other organs of the animal.
Chewing gum. The chances of a cat swallowing chewing gum are very low. But the owner should know that the constituent components of gum - xylitol and a sweetener - cause mortal harm to all animals.
Canned tuna. Monotonous food in any case negatively affects the health of the cat. Favorite canned tuna does not have vitamins and microelements necessary for an animal. Its constant presence in the diet of an animal leads to vitamin deficiency and even poisoning caused by mercury.
Alcoholic drinks. We are well aware of the negative effect of alcohol on the human body. But if the cat gets even a tablespoon of the drink, it is doomed to diarrhea, weakening of respiratory functions and other difficulties.
Raw eggs. No matter how rich in nutrients the eggs are, they cannot be given to the cat raw. The possibility of salmonella or other parasites in the product is very high. They cause pancreatitis in cats.
Candy. Sugar, which is rich in candy, is bad for teeth, and not only for cats. It also causes diabetes and obesity.
Milk. Ironically, milk is harmful to the health of a cat, especially an adult. The lactose in milk is not digested and therefore cannot be tolerated by cats, causing nausea and diarrhea.
Grapes and a product derived from it - raisins. Such a sweet treat is sometimes offered by the owners to their pets. They probably do not suggest that this idea, to put it mildly, is not very good. These foods cause cat disease such as renal failure.
Salt. A common product in our life can provoke lethargy, vomiting, indigestion, kidney damage, intense thirst and even death in cats.
Chocolate. It is rare for cats to have an interest in chocolate, but sometimes it does. Studies show that the theobromine in chocolate is difficult for cats to absorb. This substance becomes a toxin for her, which can lead to serious consequences.
Raw dough. Some cats ask to feast on the dough, kneaded by the hostess. Out of the kindness of our soul, we treat them, not suspecting that the raw dough in the animal's stomach expands, leading to bloating and volvulus.
Food for dogs. Dog food is not suitable for cats due to the insufficient content of vitamins and elements necessary for a cat. It will not lead to poisoning, but you cannot feed the cat with it.
Liver. In small volumes, the liver does not harm the health of cats, but frequent or constant use of it leads to intoxication of the body due to too much vitamin A. Its excess leads to deformation of bones, growths on them and osteoporosis.