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Raw Eggs & Fish dangerous for your cat

Eggs  – While cooked eggs are high in protein and make an excellent treat, raw egg whites contain a protein called avidin, which can deplete your cat of biotin, one of the B vitamins (Biotin is essential to your cat’s growth and coat care). Symptoms of biotin-depletion include:

  • hair loss
  • dermatitis
  • growth retardation

If your cat is showing these symptoms, the situation is critical, and she should be taken to the veterinarian.

Fish – There is an enzyme in raw fish called thiaminase that destroys thiamin, or vitamin B1. Thiamin is essential to a cat’s well-being; the lack of it can lead to neurological disorders. Symptoms of thiamin deficiency are mostly neurological. These include:

  • loss of weight and appetite
  • weakness
  • stupor
  • wobbly or uncoordinated movements

If left untreated, thiamin deficiency can lead to convulsions and coma. This is an urgent situation; if you notice these symptoms in your cat, take her to the veterinarian as soon as possible.

Small bones and your cat

Small bones can splinter when a cat chews them, poultry bones being the worst culprits. These splinters can cut the inside of your cat’s mouth and throat, or get stuck on the way down and choke her. Additionally, bones can cause obstructions or lacerations of the digestive system.

Choking on a bone is a life-threatening situation. Try to remove the obstruction, if you know how and it is safe to do so, and rush your cat to a veterinarian. Seal off your garbage cans to ensure your cat doesn’t scavenge through the refuse for bony leftovers.

Signs your cat may be choking include: pale or blue gums; gasping; drooling; labored, loud breathing; pawing at face; loss of consciousness

 

Alcohol is not good for your dog!

Beer, liquor, wine, foods containing alcohol — none of them are good for your dog. That’s because alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain that it has on humans. But it takes far less to do its damage. Just a little can cause vomiting, diarrhea, central nervous system depression, problems with coordination, difficulty breathing, coma, even death. And the smaller the dog, the greater the effect.

 

Chocolate is very dangerous for most dogs …

Dangerous Foods for Dogs – An Introduction

Who can resist those big brown eyes and cute doggie grin?

 

Can a little reward from the table really hurt your dog? Well, that depends on what it is and what’s in it. A chip with guacamole can cause your dog some real problems. In fact, there’s a lot of people food your dog should never eat. And, it’s not just because of weight. Some foods are downright dangerous for dogs — and some of these common foods may surprise you.