By Arden Moore for Vetstreet
“The main drivers of palatability for cats are protein and fat content, with moisture and texture being important too,” says Dr. Sally Perea, DVM, DACVN, a board-certified veterinary nutritionist at P&G Pet Care in Ohio.
Some “people food” is safe for cats in small amounts, but certain items -- like raw fish and eggs -- are definitely hazardous. Dr. Perea lists the top seven no-no foods for kitties:
For more information on hazardous feline foods, visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website. And post the organization's phone number -- 888-426-4435 -- on your refrigerator for easy reference in the event of an emergency. The call center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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