One of the first things that come to mind when we think of the cat’s favorite food is fish, but did you know that giving your cat raw fish can be harmful to your health?
These are some of the foods we should avoid, and we have traditionally thought they were the favorites of our pets and could cause digestive problems such as nausea, diarrhea or vomiting, or even poisoning that may be aggravated.
- Milk and milk
- Cats at an early stage of life need, like all mammals, milk-based growing up, but when they grow to develop lactose intolerance. Give our cats milk or derived from this; it can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, or nausea because they do not have the enzymes needed to break down lactose.
- Raw Fish
- Prolonged intake of fish oil may do severe damage to your health because, as happens with fresh meat, contains an enzyme that destroys thiamine or vitamin B1 is essential for cats. This can cause a lack of appetite, feline, seizures, and even death in extreme cases.
- Also, it is not advisable to give them fish rich in mercury like swordfish, grouper, or sea bass. This can cause them known as “yellow fat disease” or pansteatitis.
- Fishbones and bones
- The most dangerous for our cats are bird bones as they splinter easily and can cause intestinal lacerations and obstructions in the esophagus, as with the fish bones. If we give our cat some cooked meat, we must ensure that it is free of bones and small bones that can cause choking our pet.
- Canned tuna
- Canned tuna as we consume humans is not appropriate for our pets. Besides that, bluefin tuna is a fish high in mercury and is, therefore, detrimental to the health of our cat, does not contain taurine. This is an amino acid responsible for the proper functioning of essential organs such as the heart and eyesight, and its absence can cause various problems in their health. If we want to treat ourselves to our cat, it is much better to buy cans or functional foods that are specially trained to care for the health of our pets.
Although often give these foods to our cats wanting to
offer them a special treat, we’ve found that can be very harmful to them, so if you’re going to reward occasionally your pet, it is best to buy specialty foods or snacks for cats that they love them equally and most importantly, do not put your health at risk.