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Today we're going to talk about cats, which are both cute and fierce.
You need to be careful because some pets have no tolerance for certain foods, and today we're going to talk about foods that cats shouldn't eat.
Milk and dairy products
Cats don't have the lactase enzyme needed to digest dairy products, which can cause digestive problems, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain if consumed in excess.
In addition to lactose, sugars, mainly found in grains, potatoes, and corn, are also difficult for cats and dogs to digest, so be careful.
Of course, small amounts won't cause any immediate problems, but consistent overconsumption can, so it's best to be careful.
Energizing and uplifting, chocolate is said to make humans feel happy thanks to the serotonin and theobromine found in its main ingredient, the cacao bean.
However, cats are unable to metabolize these ingredients and ingestion can lead to severe poisoning, causing problems with the heart and nervous system, so it's best to contact your veterinarian as soon as you notice and seek medical attention.
Onion and Garlic
N-propyl disulfide, an ingredient in onions and garlic, is said to destroy red blood cells in the blood, which can cause anemia, breathing difficulties, and organ damage.
This ingredient is not only found in onions and garlic, but also in plants in the leek family, such as scallions and leeks, so you should be careful when consuming them, as well as crops like avocados and tomatoes.
One of humans' favorite foods, seafood is also difficult for cats to digest.
In addition, seafood, especially squid, oysters, and shellfish, contain a toxin called cadrinolin that is difficult for cats to detoxify, causing blood poisoning after ingestion, resulting in symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures, which can be life-threatening.
Strawberries, grapes, lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruit are not recommended for cats to consume.
They have a hard time digesting the sugars in these fruits, so it's dangerous to give them fruit in general.
However, it's not a bad idea to give them watery fruits like watermelon to increase their water intake in hot weather like summer, but only in small amounts, like a spoonful, because the potassium in watermelon is not good for their kidneys.
I've always known that dogs and cats need to watch out for salt, but it turns out there are a lot more foods than I thought.
I also learned that before human food and treats, cats in nature hunted insects, birds, and small animals like mice and rabbits.
In nature, cats lived by supplementing their own nutritional needs in a timely manner.
We often think about what we give up with our pets.
But on the flip side, thinking about what we've lost by having them with us has made me appreciate and love my pets even more now.
Have a great time with your pets today, and I'll see you next time with another informative post :)
Have a great day with the DUZ!