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Never feed your cat these products: items that can be harmful

Alina MilsentLife
What not to feed a cat

Owners often feed their pets with what they eat themselves, or they combine a bit of store-bought food with some homemade food, thinking that it keeps the cat happy and saves money on constant food purchases.

Veterinarians caution against mixing homemade food and commercial pet food, as this can lead to metabolic and gastrointestinal problems. Therefore, they recommend choosing one type of food—either natural products or exclusively commercial feed. Read the OBOZREVATEL article about what not to feed cats.

Foods that are harmful to cats

  • Sweets
  • Spicy food
  • Overly salty foods
  • Large amounts of fried food.

It is strictly forbidden to give cats food containing tomatoes, onions, and garlic. Spices and sauces can overload the gastrointestinal tract.

While fish is a popular food for cats, veterinarians advise against giving it to them daily or in large quantities. Raw fish contains parasites, and regular consumption can lead to kidney problems and urolithiasis.

What you can feed your cat:

A cat's diet should consist of at least 60% meat products. It is beneficial to prepare broths or cereals with the addition of stewed vegetables.

When opting for a natural diet, ensure that your cat receives the necessary vitamins and nutrients. You can supplement the diet with pharmacy vitamins.

You can feed cats

  • Beef
  • Dairy products
  • Offal
  • Vegetable and animal fats
  • Eggs
  • Boiled fish
  • Cereals and grains
  • Vegetables (excluding tomatoes).

To choose the right and healthy diet for your pet, seek the advice of a veterinarian.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you about the cleanest cat breeds.

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