Grapes Or Raisins - 5 Of 16
Grapes are delectable and delicious snacks for us human folk. But for our beloved furry family members, ingesting grapes or raisins can cause sudden kidney failure in some pets – particularly dogs – but also in cats and ferrets, too. It is unknown why grapes are toxic to cats and other pets, but it’s best to keep your kitties away from these fruits – even though they can seem like a fun toy.
Caffeine, Coffee, Tea - 6 Of 16
Unlike us humans, cats don’t need a jolt of caffeine to boost their energy. They just need to take a little catnap! In fact, cats appear to be more sensitive to caffeine than people. A few laps of coffee or tea won’t cause harm, but excessive amounts of caffeine can cause vomiting and diarrhea and be toxic to the heart. So keep your curious kitties out of your coffees, tea, energy drinks and chocolate desserts!
Chocolate - 7 Of 16
The compounds in chocolate that are toxic are caffeine and theobromine. These compounds cause stimulation of the heart and nervous system. The rule of thumb with chocolate is “the darker it is, the more dangerous it is.” If your cat ingests chocolate, he should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
Candy, Gum Or Xylitol - 8 Of 16
Many candies include xylitol, which is highly toxic to dogs – and we’re unsure if it’s also toxic to cats. Also, cats do not have the receptors to be able to taste sweets – so what’s the point of giving it to them?