Cats are carnivorous animals. Usually, they will not eat plants, but sometimes they will eat some and this is survival instinct. Whether they are pet cats or feral cat, if they are uncomfortable or there are too much hair in their stomachs, they will search for plants to eat, in order to vomit the hairball in abdomen and make them feel better they usually eat the tip of the leaves because it is more easier to stimulate the throat but would hurt the throat. They are so smart right? But it's important to note that although their DNA hides such a magical survival instinct, it doesn't mean they can identify which plants are harmful to them. Lilium brownie for example, it is a poison to cats. If cats eat Lilium brownie, they will die because of acute kidney failure. Some other ornamental plants can also be harmful to cats, including poinsettia, aloe vera, tulips, morning glory, narcissus, etc.
Some delicious foot is poison for cats. Now I will list some common food and drink.
Chocolate is a favorite snack for kids, and they are willing to share with their friends including their cats. However, because chocolate contains theobromine which will cause cat heart problems, muscle tremors or seizures, so please don’t feed the cats with chocolate.
- Cheese and milk
Since some cats are lactose intolerant, the dairy products will cause vomiting and diarrhea.
- Energy drinks, coffee and any other beverage contains caffeine
Because the caffeine will cause cat became anxious, short of breath, heart palpitations and muscle tremors.
- Beverage contains alcohol
5 mg alcoholic beverage will hurt the brain of liver of cats.
- Some fruit
The fruit containing cyanide such as oranges, grapefruits, peaches, cherries, apples, plums, alfalfa, mangoes, plums, wild berries, and pineapple seeds, because cyanide can cause toxicity, leading to diarrhea, vomiting, and lower abdominal pain.
The fruit containing glyceric acid such as avocado can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and difficulty breathing.
The fruit containing potassium such as carambola can cause acute kidney failure.
- Onion and garlic
Eating a clove of garlic or a green onion will cause indigestion.
You will find that they are common foods which maybe we put it at home always and the cat is lying next to it, so it is necessary to Prevent bad things happen.
- Keep the food and drink away from the cats.
- Write down the food name which is dangerous for cat.
- Learn some first aid skill.
- Reserve some emergency medicines.