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Old 06-22-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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I feed my cats and kittens regular cat food, however I do feed them people food espescially meats but nothing in the way of sweets.

Is this safe by feeding them people food from a health standpoint ?

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Old 06-22-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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I have heard that all of the following are bad for cats:

Onions
Garlic
Green Tomatoes
Raw Potatoes
Chocolate
Grapes and Raisins
Milk
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Science Diet, Iams, Special Kitty, 9 Lives, anything by Purina, Meow Mix, any store brand, Eukanuba, Kit n Kaboodle.... all bad.

Meat is good. Cats are obligate carnivores and my cats mostly eat "regular cat food" as well: raw rabbit, beef, turkey, duck, chicken. With bone and organs too; meat-only is very deficient in minerals and other nutrients. If you're adding cooked meat, don't over-do it...feeding a cat a lot of cooked meat on a regular basis isn't a good idea, it won't get taurine and minerals.

Being serious...it is very important for cats to have some canned or raw or cooked food (meat, all or mostly) on a regular basis. Imported-from-China ingredients, cereal-based dry pellets (all the brands I mentioned) are a terribly unatural thing to give a cat as a primary diet. Feeding all-dry does not give most cats enough moisture; most won't drink enough water to make up the difference, and the result is kidney problems, earlier-than-necessary death and diabetes. And poor dental health and the associated problems that go along with that.

Mind you I've had quite healthy cats who will go to great pains to steal and eat things like pop tarts, fruit pies, cooked brocolli and June bugs. I imagine that anything sugary or highly-processed is not at all a good thing to give a cat (or dog) but un-spiced meat is great, vegetables are no doubt fine, and if you are feeding commercial cat food (hopefully a decent one) then "people food" shouldn't comprise much more than about 10 percent or so of the diet. IMO.
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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It's not clear in the title but I think the poster is asking about human foods.

I've included several links, because not all lists are complete

Human Foods Which Are Poisonous to Cats - Cat-World

Human Foods to Avoid for Cats - Toxic Foods

HUMAN FOODSTUFFS BAD FOR CATS

ASPCA | People Foods
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