Cats actually hate citrus, much like canines, and it is often used as a repellent to deter bad behaviors. This does not mean you should use it on or near your cat! The volatile oils in citrus, limonene, and linalool are pungent and irritate mucous membranes in cats. If a cat consumes citrus, they will likely show symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and skin irritation.
7. Dog Food
Although pet food tends to be produced by the same company and does have some overlap, and your cat might take interest in dog food, you should not be switching the two up. First of all, the size of the kibble or meat chunks is likely to vary; secondly, dog food and cat food have different nutritional requirements. Cats are obligate carnivores and eat meat exclusively. Dogs are omnivores and can eat grains and vegetables in addition to meat.
It’s fairly well known that garlic is dangerous for cats. Although some homeopathic vets might make a second argument about garlic for dogs, garlic should not be fed to cats at all. Garlic contains thiosulphate which can destroy red blood cells and trigger hemolytic anemia.
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Again, much like garlic, these foods contain thiosulphate, which when consumed by cats, can trigger hemolytic anemia. Your cat might try to pull these plants up from the yard or might find onion trimmings or pieces of the plant when you are chopping it up in your kitchen, so be extra careful.
Grapes and raisins are fairly well-known for being dangerous when it comes to dogs and cats, but currents tend to be a lesser-known threat (they are in the same family). Grapes, raisins, and currents cause liver damage in dogs and the same precautions should be taken for cats.
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