In our last two blogs, we discussed five common foods that are hazardous for our dogs. If you have dogs, read part one and part two of that series to learn more. But dogs aren’t the only pets who get into trouble with foods, as many cat owners can attest to! With that in mind, in this next two-part series, we will look at five foods that are hazardous for your cats. Here are the first two:
Bread dough is dangerous for your cat for many reasons. First, the fermenting yeast in bread dough can cause your pet to get alcohol poisoning. This will happen rapidly. Second, the dough will expand in your pet’s stomach, as it provides the warm and dark environment that is essential for bread to rise. This can cause blockages, bloating, and a twisted stomach.
Macadamia nuts are a delicious and nutritious snack for humans. For our pets, it is another story. They are extremely toxic to dogs, and should be kept away from cats as well. There is no conclusive evidence that they are as hazardous to cats as they are to dogs, but when it comes to your pet’s health, it is best to play it on the safe side!
Cats are often pickier eaters than their canine counterparts. But this doesn’t mean they are fully immune to the dangers of consuming hazardous foods. If your cat has accidentally consumed a dangerous food, seek help immediately. Our mobile vet in Los Angeles can provide the in-home service you need. Call today!