What Not to Feed Your Cat

food to beware ofCats can be very fussy, especially clever cats like Conduit. Search online for organic cat food made with natural ingredients. Although most good quality cat foods have been scientifically engineered to give your cat the correct balance of calories and nutrients, they sometimes put extra things in that should not be fed to cats. Make sure you have a good look at what is inside the tin or the pouch before you choose to buy it for your cat. If it contains any of the following ingredients, steer well clear of it:

Meat by-products – this means everything left behind after and animal is slaughtered and the meat was used. Lungs, spleen, kidneys etc. are not as nutritious as actual meat and it is usually not known what species the animal is. Does this mean you would risk feeding your cat a donkey lung? Who knows but I’d rather not take the chance.

BHA, BHT and ethoxyquin – Beware! These are chemical preservatives that could be carcinogenic. Avoid it and rather buy naturally preserved cat food, even though the shelf life is shorter. It just means you get to go shopping a bit more often.

Conduit eating steak

Meat meal – A rendered product, meat meal can include nasty things like cut away tumors, out of date supermarket meat and even pentobarbital, which is the drug used to euthanize animals. You do not want your cat to ingest any of this; it could be harmful and is simply disgusting, euw.
Besides avoiding ingredients in cat food, there are a few things in their diet you have to avoid or remove. Conduit LOVES chocolate but that doesn’t mean he can eat it. If you want to keep your cat happy and healthy, it is best to avoid the following:

cat eats choclateChocolate – (poor, poor Conduit!) (I am SO glad I’m not a cat, sorry Conduit!)
Grapes and raisins – although some cats seem to be ok with it, most cats cannot eat grapes or raisins. Even a tiny amount can hurt them and even cause kidney failure.

And yes, this means wine too, see next:

Alcohol – cats also have livers and are affected by alcohol in exactly the same way as what humans are. The difference is that a cats are a lot smaller than humans and their livers are obviously also a lot smaller. Just a couple of tablespoons of hard liquor can seriously harm a cat. It is just not worth hurting your pet for 20 minutes of giggles at him stumbling around. Check out YouTube, there’s only like billions of funny cat videos that don’t involve booze.

Like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdgt1ZHkvnM
Garlic, onions and chives – when fed to cats often and in large quantities, these little suckers break down their red blood cells and can cause anemia. At the very least it is going to give your cat an upset tummy which, in my house is a sure-fire way to remove Conduit Cat and replace him with Grumpy Cat.

Milk – unless it is cat milk of course, but who is going to milk a cat?!  (Besides Ben Stiller – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPKYgHtnMJQ)

cat drinks milk

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