Some foods that are perfectly safe for humans or other pets can be dangerous for your kitties!
Many houseplants can be dangerous for your cats, too. Lilies are especially dangerous, and can cause kidney damage. For a full list of dangerous plants, visit the Cat Fancier's Association website: http://www.cfa.org/articles/plants.html
If you believe your cat has been exposed to something poisonous, stay calm. Call the veterinarian and warn them that you are on your way in with a suspected poisoning. Tell them what your cat ate, how long ago, and what the symptoms are. If you can, bring the container that held the dangerous food, and gather up a sample of what your cat has thrown up or passed. These things may help your veterinarian determine exactly what poisons are involved in your pet's illness.
If you can't get to a veterinarian quickly, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-4-ANI-HELP. The hotline is available twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. There is a small fee for the service.
A woman in the grocery store once told me that you shouldnt give people tuna to your cat as it was bad for them. Is there any truth to that? I sometimes do that when I run out of cat food. My cat gets to eat albacore tuna.. lol
Whenever I had cats and dogs, we always gave them the "juice" from the canned tuna. They would all line up and wait for their turn. It was never a lot at one time but I did make tuna salad every week -- using six small cans. All our pets lived a long life. I would like to know if there is a problem with giving them canned tuna. Does anyone know this to be true? Thanks.
I was told by my vet to NEVER, NEVER give tuna to cats regardless how much they beg for it. He told me how tuna contains compounds that causes serious kidney dammage and can eventually cause kidney failure. Nothing breaks his heart more than when he has to put a cat down for end-stage renal failure because their owners were giving them 'something special' out of love. Tuna flavored treats like Pounce are perfectly fine as if they actually contain tuna, the compounds have been processed out.
As for giving them just the tuna juice, my vet said that your cats were unbelievably lucky to live their long lives. Giving them just the juice, he says, is no better than giving them the tuna. It causes the same dammage.
I had a cat who got poisoned by PineSol on his feet. Poison Control told us to give him tuna water... and he survived! I also gave him plain yogurt! I have always treated my kitties with tuna & the water... but not consistent diet of it! Everything in moderation!
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