Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tuesday Tip Day

Harmful Foods in Yer Own House!
Kimo: We have all been furry aware of the bad pet food out there recently, but do you know there is some other foods in yer very own house that can be harmful to you too?

Sabi: We learned about this stuff from Dr. Jon at PetPlace.com. Here is a brief list, and we'll give you the linky to da full article at da end;

Alcoholic Beverages:
There's ethanol in that stuff - will kill ya - duh!

Apples, Apricots, Cheries, Peaches & Plums:
They contain cyanide in da stems, seeds and leaves!

Toxic component is "persin." Can cause breathing and heart problems to us.

Baking Powder or Baking Soda:
Can lead to electrolite abnormalities, congestive heart failure or muscle spasms.

You'll get runny poop, increased pee, restlessness and possibly seizures!

Coffee (grounds & beans):
You can get caffeine toxicity.

Fatty foods (like left overs or stuff from da trash):
These can cause pancreatitis, lots of upchucking and runny poop!

Dairy Products:
We lack the enzyme required to digest lactose - more runny poop!

Grapes & Raisins:
Possible kidney failure!

Macadamia Nuts:
Can cause weakness, depression, vomiting, difficulty walking, tremors, abdominal pain, lameness, stiffness - wowy!

Moldy or Spoiled Food (usually from trash):
Food poisoning and tremors!

More tremors, seizures, nervous system abnormalities or death.

Onions or Garlic:
We lack the enzyme necessary to properly digest onions and this could result in severe gastrointestinal distress.

Yeast Dough:
Yer tummy can explode!

Kimo: Read da full article!

Sabi: I fink I'm gonna fast fer a while - isn't it Lent or something?

P.S. If you has any problems wif the linky, send us an email and we will send you da article.)


Daisy said...

Thanks for the warning. It is very scary all of the things that can hurt us.

Faz the Cat said...

my goodness, I am so glad I don't really like any of those things (especially avocado - the humans love it though). FAZ

Dragonheart said...

Thanks for sharing that list of dangerous foods. My humans knew about chocolate and dairy products, although they still let me lick the bottom of their cereal bowls or vanilla ice cream bowls. I haven't been affected by that little bit of milk.

Tara said...

That was really, really interesting, thanks! Like Dragonheart, Mom knew about some of them, but I also still get a little bit of yogurt every so often, and haven't had any problem.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Thanks for sharing this important info! Sometimes a little yogurt is good for you, especially those with probiotics. My VET said that its good to have a little if you're on antibiotics.


The Meezer Gang said...

That you so much for completing this research! Mom will make sure that we don't get on the counter if she is cooking with some of these things!

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Thank you for the information, the younger beans are always trying to feed something to the cats. I will put a stop to this today, don't want sick cats, we love them too much.

Furry Logic said...

Those are very good tips. With the recent food scare our Mother is thinking of making our food now. We aren't sure about that. We have seen her cook before and usually the smoke alarm goes off.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yup, our mom is furry careful 'bout what she feeds us. Zippy is the only one here who can akshooally digest lactose so we get CatsMilk which is lactose free. And yes, yogurt (a little bit) is good fur us. Dis is a furry good artikal and effury kitty pawrent shood reed it! Thank yoo fur doing dis resech.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

whoa - we didn't know 'bout some of that! we're gonna print it out to show to the teenagers too. thank you!

DK & The Fluffies said...

I get yogurt for a treat because it doesn't upset kitty tummies. Just be sure if your humans give you some that it is plain with no sugar, fake sugar and stuff in it. I like Brown Cow plain the very best.

Mao McSchnickles said...

Do yoo know ware we can git sum yeest dough? We'd like to feed it to that psyko stray cat Tripper and watch his tummy ixplode!

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

A very good list, thank you furry much for posting it.

Chairman Mao said...

Wow, Kimo and Sabi, thank you so much for postin' that important information. My momma knew about some of those foods, but not all of 'em. You guys are furry helpful kittyfriends.

Artsy Catsy said...

Excellent, informative post, Kimo & Sabi. And don't forget house plants - lots of those are dangerous for kitties. One of the worst is Easter lilies and that time of year is coming up. Even a few bites on a leaf or a lick of pollen can cause kidney failure!


Rosie & Cheeto said...

This is amazing!!! Yoo two are sooo grate at alurting us to importunt stuff to save owr lives!!

Basicallie, if we eat yeest doo owr tummies will eggsplode!!! Wow, that's intense!

Lux said...

That's good to know - thanks for sharing!

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Gosh guys, thanks for the warning. Glad to see your'e both OK with all this food scare going on.

Katie said...

This is a really good post! Thanks for posting this! We all need to make sure we're not giving our kitties bad food - but especially that our kitties can't get to the bad food when we're out of the house! We don't want them to get sick! :(

Monica said...

I guess it is a good thing that we only eat kibble afterall. Tracy was always telling us that people food isn't very good for kitties.