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Toxicology

There is a number of “human food” which is extremely toxic to your cat. The following is a list of foods that cats should never eat:

  • Onions, Garlic, & Related Root Vegetables - Onions contain a substance which destroys red blood cells in the cat, causing a form of anemia. Garlic contains a similar substance and should be avoided.
  • Green Tomatoes, raw Potatoes - These foods contain a bitter, poisonous alkaloid which can cause violent lower gastrointestinal symptoms. The leaves and stems are particularly toxic.
  • Chocolate - chocolate is very toxic to both cats and dogs and should be totally avoided.
  • Milk – although not toxic, many cats are lactose-intolerant and milk products produces stomach upset, cramps, and gassiness. If your cat loves milk, and begs for it, a small amount of cream may be okay, two or three times a week. (The more fat in the milk, the less lactose.)

If you think your cat has been poisoned, contact us immediately.