Careful! Taboo food for cats.

Careful! Taboo food for cats.

Some foods that are harmless to humans and even delicious, cats may have serious consequences if they eat them! Cat parents, please do not take the following ingredients lightly!

Main protein

Most cats prefer half-cooked or even whole egg yolks (actually it is OK, because cats have a particularly high acidity in their intestines, so they are more resistant to Salmonella than humans). But remember to cook the egg whites, because the egg whites contains avidin. If you eat it without cooking, it may damage the cat’s biotin (a type of vitamin B complex).

Uncooked fish

I believe that many people love to eat sashimi. If you love your cat, have you ever thought of sharing freshly bought fish with your cat? In fact, uncooked fish is not suitable for cats. The reason is that certain fish (especially freshwater fish) contain a large amount of thiamine enzyme (the enzyme used to digest vitamin B1). If you eat it without cooking, it will destroy the vitamin B1 in your cat. As mentioned before, cats have a particularly high demand for vitamin B complex. If they lack vitamin B1, they cannot effectively use the energy provided by food, which may cause fatigue, severe anorexia, weight loss, and nervous system disorders. But once cooked, all the thiamine enzymes in these fishes will be destroyed by high temperature, and they will not be able to affect the vitamin B1 in the cat’s body.

Tuna

Pay special attention, never eat more tuna! Tuna has a strong umami taste, which makes cats addicted to eating. Once addicted, cats may become picky eaters and even refuse all foods that do not contain tuna, and it will be difficult for them to eat a balanced diet.

In addition, because tuna ranks high in the marine food chain, heavy metals tend to accumulate in its body. Recent studies have pointed out that most canned cats containing tuna have a higher mercury content than the white meat of tuna because of the use of the red meat part of the tuna. If cats often eat canned of tuna, it is more likely to cause cats to suffer from yellow‑fat disease; because cats’ diet contains too many unsaturated fatty acids (tuna itself contains a large amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids), the body The vitamin E will be robbed. When the body is severely deficient in vitamin E, the subcutaneous fat is prone to inflammation, which is called yellow‑fat disease.

For all the reasons mentioned above, I suggest that you keep tuna, a food that cats love, for emergencies or special circumstances, and only use it in small amounts when the cat is sick and has no appetite for birthdays or rewards. When buying tuna, you can choose fresh ones and feed them to cats. Rinse them gently with clean water to remove excess salt.

Cooked bones

Although cats are not as fond of biting bones as dogs, I believe many friends who love cats have heard that biting a cat’s bones can help clean their teeth. Cooked bones are very fragile and easy to break or be bitten to break, which may pierce the cat’s esophagus and gastrointestinal.

Onions and other spring onions

For most people, sauteing onions is indeed tangy and appetizing; and under normal circumstances, onions have bactericidal effects. But for cats and dogs, eating foods containing onions can make cats feel fatigued, anemic, pale and short of breath.

In addition, it should be noted that although garlic also contains disulfide, it is less toxic than onion, and its therapeutic effect is remarkable, and it is still widely used in natural remedies in the pet world until today. However, cats are more sensitive to garlic than dogs and are more susceptible to poisoning.

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