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5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat

By Danielle Sullivan |

 5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat via Babble

Some seemingly harmless foods can cause your cat great upset, and even sickness.

Most cats tend to fall on the finicky side when it comes to food, unlike their uncouth dog counterparts who tend to scarf down anything in sight. It’s this picky behavior that keeps many cats from getting sick, or say barfing up grass leaves from the yard the way my dog does.

However, some cats will eat anything or at least things that aren’t the best for them.  I once had a cat that ate corn muffins. Without invitation, he would sneak into the kitchen, jump up to the counter, and proceed to tear away at the plastic wrap until there were just crumbs left.

He never got sick from it (but soon after we learned he had diabetes, which was why he was so ravenous all the time).

While corn muffins didn’t make the list, there are specific foods that some cats adore which can make them incredibly ill, and some of them seem harmless:

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5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat

Onions and Chives

File this under the ‘I never knew’ category. Cats cannot metabolize the compounds founds in these veggies so even trace amounts from onion powder can cause a cat to become ill.
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To read the full list of what not to feed your cat, click here.

Source: VetStreet

Image: Flickr/ ultimcode


Read 10 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

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Danielle Sullivan

Danielle Sullivan writes for Babble Pets. She is also an award-winning parenting writer, who authors a monthly column for NY Parenting and ASPCA Parents blog. You can read more of her work at her blog,Some Puppy To Love. Read bio and latest posts → Read Danielle's latest posts →

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