Eight Things You Shouldn't Feed Your Cat

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Most cats like the taste of (at least some) human foods.

Few people can resist sharing a few licks of their ice cream cone when the kitty begs for it.

Sadly, some foods which are fine for humans, and even for dogs, are dangerous for your cat.

Feline metabolism is unique. The wrong foods can make the kitty sick, induce vomiting — and in some extreme cases can prove fatal.

So, be sure to avoid these dietary pitfalls . . .

Dog Food

Cats Shouldn't Be Fed Dog Food. Dog food is not the same as cat food. A steady diet of dog food can leave your cat severely malnourished. Cats require taurine in their food but dogs do not.


Some tuna is okay in moderation, but avoid feeding your cat a regular diet of tuna, which is made for human consumption.

Fish, Meat and Raw Eggs

An enzyme in raw fish can destroy essential B vitamins in cats, which can lead to neurological problems. A diet of all meat is not balanced. Raw egg yolk interferes with feline digestion.

Milk and Other Dairy Products

Most adult cats are lactose-intolerant and their digestive system cannot process dairy products.

Onions, Chives, and Garlic

Onion, chives and garlic (whether raw, cooked, or powdered) can make your cat anemic because they cause its red blood cells to break down.

Raisins & Grapes

Even a few grapes or raisins can cause a cat to vomit. Eat too many, and they can cause kidney failure in the feline.

Chocolate & Other Sweets

Chocolate Is Bad For Cats and can even be deadly for a kitty.

Alcohol & Caffeine

No type of alcohol is good for cats, and it has the same effect on them as it does on us. It just takes far less of it to cause damage in cats than in humans. Caffeine in large quantities can be fatal to cats.

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