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What animals eats cats

All animals, including cats, will eat virtually anything that is edible. The only exception is if an animal has a medical reason not to eat a certain item. In the case of cats, their instinct is to eat live prey, but since cats are domesticated and don't normally see other animals as prey, this instinct has been lost.

What are some common foods cats eat?

Cats will eat just about anything, but the most common things that cats eat are:

Dry cat food.

Canned cat food.

Fruit and vegetables.




Bird and small mammal prey (such as mice, shrews, or rats).

What are the risks of feeding cat food to my pet?

You should never give your pet cat food that has been recalled, or that has been found to be contaminated with a harmful substance like salmonella or lead.

What are the risks of feeding my pet "human" food?

The risks of feeding your pet human food are:

Toxins from pesticides, herbicides, and rodenticides .

. Toxins from improper cooking techniques used on many fruits and vegetables.

used on many fruits and vegetables. Toxins from the cooking oil used in the making of many vegetables.

used in the making of many vegetables. Toxins from deep-frying or grilling.

What are the risks of feeding my pet table scraps?

There are risks to feeding your pet table scraps such as:

The risk of food-borne illness.

The risk of overloading your pet's stomach.

The risk of choking.

The risk of poisoning.

The risk of eating foreign objects, such as pieces of carpet or upholstery.

The risk of ingesting poisonous plants, such as daffodils.

The risk of ingesting toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide.

What should I do if I suspect my cat has ingested potentially toxic substances?

If you suspect your cat has ingested potentially toxic substances, you should immediately call your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic. You should also take your cat to your veterinary clinic as soon as possible. Your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic can determine the amount of poison that your cat has ingested, the safest way to treat your cat, and the best way to prevent your cat from ingesting the poison again.

How can I tell if my cat has ingested potentially toxic substances?

There are a number of signs your cat may show if your cat has ingested potentially toxic substances:

Pale gums.

Pale mucous membranes.

Rapid breathing.




Poor coordination.

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