10 Most Dangerous People Foods for Cats

By womanitely.com

Any cat owner can tell you that cats prefer people food to their own meals. It’s not surprising to see a cat stealing bites from someone’s plate. While this practice may be cute, it can also be dangerous. There are several foods that have unpleasant side effects or can even be deadly to cat’s health. Check out the list of 10 most dangerous people foods for cats.

While raisins are delicious and healthy snack for people, they can be poisonous to cats. A handful of raisins can cause sudden kidney failure in your cat. You should avoid giving your pet raisins as well as grapes and watch for signs of toxicity if your cat accidently eats them. Signs that usually occur within 24 hours are diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, weakness, abdominal pain and decreased urination.

Giving food with onions is not a good idea for your feline friend. The sulfoxides and disulfides in onions destroy red blood cells and can cause serious blood problems including anemia. Onion powder is often a hidden spice, so be careful. It can be found in baby food and other packaged meals. Read the ingredient list before offering anything new to your pet.

Garlic is a member of the onion family and it is dangerous to cats as well. It is considered to be more dangerous than onions since the toxins are more concentrated. However, most foods contain less garlic than onion, so the effect may be lessened. In any case, it is best to completely avoid giving anything that contains garlic to your cat.

No one should eat raw eggs unless they are sure there is no bacterial risk. Your cat shouldn’t eat raw eggs, either. The risk of salmonella or E.coli is too high and both can cause serious problems for a pet. Even if you have eggs that are bacteria free, be careful. The egg whites contain avidin, which can stop Vitamin B absorption.

It should go without saying that your pets should not be given alcohol, but in some cases, cats may sneak up on your unattended drink. As with humans, alcohol can cause intoxication and alcohol poisoning. Unfortunately, a cat is much smaller than a human and doesn’t require much to suffer ill effects.

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