Cats are agile, curious creatures, and they love to explore their environment. But while they’re certainly adventurous, cats also need our help to stay safe. As owners, we need to be aware of the foods that can be toxic for them. From onions to chocolate, here’s what you should keep out of reach from your furry friend.
Onions and Garlic
Onions and garlic contain compounds known as thiosulphates which can cause a form of anemia in cats known as Heinz body anemia. If your cat consumes any kind of onion or garlic product—whether it's raw, cooked, or powdered—it could lead to serious health problems like organ damage and respiratory issues. So, make sure you keep these foods away from kitty!
We all know that chocolate is a delicious treat that humans love but that cats should avoid. All types of chocolate contain theobromine which can make cats very sick if ingested in large amounts. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and heart problems so it's best not to give your cat any type of chocolate at all.
Grapes and Raisins
Grapes and raisins may seem like harmless snacks for your cat, but they can actually be very dangerous. Even small amounts can lead to kidney failure so it’s important not to give your cat either one of these fruits as snacks or treats.
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener used in many sugar-free products such as chewing gum, candy, baked goods and toothpaste. It is highly toxic for cats; even small amounts can lead to liver failure so make sure you keep any products containing xylitol away from kitty!
Keeping your cat safe means being aware of the foods that are poisonous for them. From onions and garlic to chocolate and grapes & raisins – there are certain items that you need to keep away from your feline friend at all times! Xylitol is especially dangerous so always double check food labels before giving anything to your pet! With a little bit of knowledge about what’s safe (and what isn’t) you can ensure that your beloved cat remains healthy and happy forever!