You might be surprised that cats don’t always know what foods are best for them, and which foods are dangerous for them and can actually harm them. So perhaps a list of foods your cat should never eat, and some common foods that can harm your cat could be useful for you in caring for your kitty cat.
We’re grateful to Pets.WebMD for publishing this list – it’s beyond helpful! Here is an excerpt from their website:
Onions, Garlic, Chives
Onion in all forms — powdered, raw, cooked, or dehydrated — can break down a cat’s red blood cells, leading to anemia. That’s true even for the onion powder that’s found in some baby foods. An occasional small dose probably won’t hurt. But eating a large quantity once or eating smaller amounts regularly can cause onion poisoning. Along with onions, garlic and chives can cause gastrointestinal upset.
Milk and Other Dairy Products
What could be wrong with offering your cat a saucer of milk or a piece of cheese? Most cats are lactose-intolerant. Their digestive system cannot process dairy foods, and the result can be digestive upset with diarrhea.