We tell you what should not be in a kitten’s diet


12/30/2023 18:01

Kittens’ curiosity about new foods is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean they should be given full access to everything they want.

Kittens’ bodies are not designed to digest many foods, so it is important to provide them with a diet that suits their needs.

There are a number of foods that are not recommended for kittens.

Cow’s milk: Many kittens suffer from lactose intolerance, which makes it difficult for them to digest cow’s milk properly. This can lead to stomach upset, diarrhea and gas. It is recommended to use specially formulated milk replacers for kittens.

Bones: Be careful not to give kittens bones, especially small or cooked ones. They can easily splinter, presenting a choking hazard or internal injury. If you want to include meat in your diet, preference should be given to well-cooked and finely chopped boneless meat.

Raw eggs: Raw eggs can contain harmful bacteria such as salmonella, which poses a health risk to kittens. Boiled eggs are safe to eat, but raw eggs should be avoided.

Onion and garlic: Both vegetables can harm your kitten’s red blood cells and cause anemia. And even small amounts of these vegetables can be dangerous.

Chocolate and caffeine: These products contain toxic substances like theobromine and caffeine, which can be harmful to kittens’ hearts, causing anxiety and even threatening their lives.

Grapes and raisins: These fruits can be toxic to kittens and lead to kidney problems. It’s safer to keep them out of reach.

Fish bones: Fish bones are sharp and small, posing a risk of choking or injury. When feeding fish to kittens, you should be careful when choosing boneless and properly cooked fish.

Excess salt: Avoid giving kittens foods that are overly salty, such as potato chips or processed snacks. Excess salt can cause salt poisoning and other health problems.

Dog food: Cats, including kittens, have unique dietary needs that differ from dogs. Dog food does not provide the essential nutrients cats need to be healthy.

Author Peter Deryabin

Petr Deryabin – journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

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