Food Allergies in Cats

Food allergies in cats

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Common Feeding Mistakes Made By Pet Owners

Common feeding mistakes made by cat owners

Start as you mean to go

If you don’t want your cat to scrounge food from your plate then don’t ever give him tidbits. It may seem cute to occasionally indulge him in this way, but it encourages begging. So, if you don’t want your cat to learn that it is acceptable to expect food from your plate, don’t do it. This also applies to letting cats jump up onto benches or the dining table. This is potentially dangerous, and if the cat learns that it is acceptable to jump up and take food, it may eventually eat something which is either poisonous to it (many human foods are poisonous to cats) or injures itself on a cooked bone.

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Can Cats Eat Chocolate?

Chocolate poisoning in cats

At a glance

  • About: Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine which are toxic to cats. Both compounds are central nervous
    stimulants. The darker the chocolate, the higher the level of both compounds. Dry cocoa powder contains the highest levels, and white chocolate contains almost none.
  • Symptoms: Vomiting, drooling, agitation, hyperactivity, rapid breathing, tremors, and seizures.
  • Treatment: Gastric decontamination, activated charcoal, anti-seizure medications and supportive care.

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Cat Milk – Can Cats Drink Milk?

Can cats drink milk?

Can cats drink milk? Once a kitten weans, most will become intolerant to lactose, which is the natural sugar in the milk. Infants (of all mammal species) produce an enzyme in their small intestine called lactase. This enzyme breaks down lactose in the milk and converts it into glucose and galactose, to produce energy. As … Read more

Feeding A Kitten: Tips For Success

Feeding a kitten
Feeding a kitten can be confusing to the new pet parent, with such a vast range of kitten food on the market. What age do kittens wean? What do they eat? How often? Can kittens overeat and what can you do if your kitten stops eating?