Hi my Pals, I have been doing some research for my series on healthy foods to eat while training for the Mayorz Marathon. I found a very interesting article on food safety for our Kitty pals. I hope you will find it helpful.
As tempting as it might be, cats shouldn’t eat much human food.
Foods that aren’t specifically formulated for cats really shouldn’t be fed to them, and the list of foods that cats shouldn’t eat is seemingly random. Here are five foods you should avoid feeding your cat.
It may make sense to open a can of tuna and feed it to the kitty (cats like fish, right?), but, in reality, even a small amount of canned tuna can upset a cat’s stomach. If fed to cats regularly, it can cause a painful condition called steatitis.
While kittens need milk, and cats in cartoons often happily lap up a bowl of cream, most adult cats are lactose intolerant. Dairy products may cause diarrhea and vomiting.
A compound called theobromine is found in all forms of chocolate and is most concentrated in dark chocolate. Ingesting it can result in muscle tremors, arrhythmia, or seizures. Cats also shouldn’t consume caffeine, which is present in chocolate: it can lead to restlessness, tremors, and palpitations.
Garlic and Onions
A small amount of garlic or onion won’t cause damage, but if a cat consumes, say, a whole clove of garlic, then he or she may soon be suffering from some serious stomach issues. This applies to all members of the allium family, including onion, garlic, ramps, chives, scallions, shallots, and leeks.
Raw fish contains thiaminase, which breaks down into thiamine, an essential B vitamin that’s safe for humans but toxic to cats. It can cause convulsions and neurological problems.
Now don't despair, I also found this article which has much better news
First there was beer for dogs, and now there is wine for cats, straight out of Japan, naturally. Sankei Biz reports that pet company B&H Lifes has launched a wine specifically for cats, called "Nyan Nyan Nouveau."
Of course, the wine is non-alcoholic, and instead is made up of sugar, cabernet grape juice, vitamin C, and catnip. It isn't technically wine, but it's supposed to taste like it, Sankei Biz reports.
"Nyan nyan," Kotaku reports, can refer to the meowing sound cats make, while Nouveau is a hint at Beaujolais Nouveau, which is reportedly popular in Japan. The wines are selling for $4 (399 yen) a bottle, with only 1,000 bottles on sale. to Now we just need a little vineyard catering to kitties, and both cats and dogs will have equally boozy possibilities.
Woohooo it sounds like a good plan to me!!
Paw Out My Pals
Loveys Chef Sasha