We added an additional ten things to our original 10 things you should never feed your cat or kitten article.

This is why we sometimes think they know what’s best for them to eat, but you may be surprised to learn that when it comes to food choices…They’re clueless!

Here are 10 common food items that are in many homes that you should…

Never Feed To Your Cat Or Kitten

Raw Pork 1 of 10Never Feed Your Cat or kitten Pork

The idea of pork being unhealthy relates to a tapeworm that may be carried by pigs.
While cooked pork or ham is safe to feed as a treat, as with all meats, pork should be thoroughly cooked before feeding it to your cat.
Bacon is often too salty to safely, but if you allow your pet to eat a small piece of sausage. As we wrote in our original 10 things article make sure it doesn’t contain onion powder or leeks as these are toxic.

Dog Food 2 of 10​Never Feed Your Cat or kitten Dog food

Cats and dogs have very different nutritional needs.
Dog food lacks Vitamin A, Taurine, certain fatty acids, and protein levels that cats require in their diets.
Plus, dog food will probably make your cat fat.

Live Fish 3 of 10Never Feed Your Cat raw fish or meat

You should never feed your cat live fish.
Live fish contain an enzyme that breaks down thiamine – an essential nutrient.
If you really want to feed your baby a fresh piece of fish, make sure it’s cooked and has NO BONES, and doesn’t make up a large percentage of their diet.

Yeast 4 of 10 Never Feed Your Cat yeast

The warm, moist environment of an animal’s stomach provides an ideal environment for the yeast in raw dough to expand in the stomach.
Expansion of the stomach can be severe enough to decrease blood flow to the stomach wall and affect breathing.
The yeast also metabolizes as alcohol which can cause serious

Your Medicine 5 of 10 Never Feed Your Cat medicine

Common household medications like:
  • Aspirina
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil)

These medications as well as many others can be severely toxic to felines (and Dogs).

Never, ever, give your pets human medication unless strictly advised by a veterinarian.

Potatoes 6 of 10 Never Feed Your Cat Onion, Garlic of Chives

Potatoes contain a poisonous alkaloid called Glycoalkaloid Solanine.

It is very toxic and can lead to lower gastrointestinal problems.


Nuts 7 of 10 never-feed-your-cat- bones

Nuts are very high in fat and can make pets gain weight easily.

While nuts contain proteins and fats which are healthy for us humans, our furry friends cannot digest them easily.

The high level of fats can also lead to stomach problems that can result in vomiting.


Mushrooms 8 of 10 Never Feed Your Cat or kitten Mushrooms

We should avoid giving mushrooms to your furry felines.

Although a small amount of store-bought mushrooms may not cause any harm, some types of mushrooms contain toxins that can lead to severe problems in cats.

It is always better to check if a specific type of mushroom is ok for them to eat.


Green Tomatoes 9 of 10 Never Feed Your Cat or kitten tomatoes or Potatoes 

Unripe tomatoes and their leaves and stems have a substance called tomatine which is very toxic to cats.

The ingestion of this substance can lead to vomiting, dilated pupils, loss of appetite, and many other symptoms.

Some pet foods contain tomatoes, but they are in very small quantities and are ripe, so they don’t represent a problem.


Treats 10 of 10 Never Feed Your Cat or kitten treats

Yes, you can absolutely give your cats and kittens treats.
The reason why we included it on this list is due to the fact that many owners give their cats or kittens far too many treats.
Just like when you give children candy, treats should only be given in small amounts.

Unfortunately, accidents do happen 
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That’s why it’s crucial to have an emergency plan in place–before you need it.

​Know Where Your local 24-Hour Emergency Care is

Not only know where it is located but just as important know the route you’ll take to get there.

You should take a trip to your local 24-Hour pet emergency location at least once, so you are familiar with the area.​​

If you suspect your pet has ingested a toxic substance, please call

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.

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