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Toxic Food for Cats

Toxic Food For Pets

While many people are content to simply feed their cats canned food, there is a growing movement of people who are trying to make their pet eat the same types of food that the rest of their family eats. While this does mean that your house cat can get fresher food that may even be better quality, feeding your pet the incorrect diet can lead to health problems. Cats cannot eat everything that people eat. This is a partial list of some of the foods that you should avoid feeding your cat. Our veterinarians at Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital serving Granada Hills, CA, know a lot about toxic food for cats. If you have any questions about a toxic food for cats, contact a veterinarian on our team.

Types of Foods that Are Not Healthy for Your Cat

Raw fish: It's a very common misconception that raw fish is safe for cats. Raw fish contains an enzyme that destroys thiamine which is a B-vitamin that your cat needs to stay healthy. Make sure to cook any fish before feeding it to your cat.

Onions and garlic: Even small amounts of these plants can upset your pet’s stomach. Be careful if you are feeding your pet table scraps.

Raw eggs: The risk of getting salmonella is very real for cats as well as humans. Cook eggs before feeding them to your cat.

Raw dough: Specifically, avoid dough with yeast. The heat of the inside of the cat's stomach will cause the dough to ferment, which can lead to severe problems.

Find the Proper Nutrition for Your Cat with Help from a Veterinarian on Our Team

If you live in the Granada Hills, CA, area and you have questions about your cat's diet, give Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital a call at (818) 363-8143. A veterinarian on our team can help with pet nutrition and can help answer your questions about toxic food for cats.

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