foods that will poison cats:
- dairy products (adults turn lactose intolerant)
- fat trimmings, raw meat, eggs, fish
- grapes and raisins
- onions and garlic
- tuna (when not made for cats)
- xylitol (artificial sweetener)
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Uhm… Raw meat? Excuse me, cats are obligate carnivores, meaning their system can’t do without meat… And while raw pork or boar is not safe because of the Aujensky-virus, any other kind of raw meat is perfect for them. Eggs are one of the best source of animal protein, although not everyday, since the chemical component in it called avidin, blocks the full absorption of biotine, an important essential amino acid - although you would have to feed a huge amount of raw egg to your pet to have any effect.
Fish is also one of the best source of protein and fatty acids (omega 3 and 6) - again, in limited amounts because of the cumulation of heavy metals. Same goes for tuna.
On the other hand - Xylitol. THIS KILLS YOUR PET. The mechanism behind it is a diabetes like thing - after consuming even the smallest amount of xylitol, the pet’s blood sugar drops really fast, and the pancreas produces way too much insuline, causing a hypoglicemiac seizure.
The most common source of xylithol are chewing gums, two pieces of gum can be deadly for a dog, weighing 10 kilograms. For a cat 1-2 grams could be deadly.