I am guilty of this myself, my two cats are relentless, If I don't give them something, they will take it as soon as I sit down. I'm sure there are others out there just like my two. Share your experiences with us. We would love to hear them.
Every single cat lover has had to face it at some point. You know what I mean…The Look. Picture it: you are in the kitchen making yourself a sandwich when all of a sudden you are met with desperate kitty eyes, looking to acquire some of your delicious snack. Maybe you are opening a can of food and are waylaid by the head-butting attention of your kitty who wants in on the meal. (The way that they “beg” can make you think they’ve never been fed at all!)
Scraps happen. The temptation to give your kitty a little sliver of whatever you are enjoying, whether as a treat or just to get them to stop meowing, can be very strong. But this isn’t a minor issue as many cat lovers think. In fact, I am writing to you today to tell you why giving in is one of the worst things that you can do.
The reasons for not giving your cat scraps are numerous and range from the small to the very large. To see what makes scraps so bad for cats, read: Why Table Scraps are Bad for Cats
By far the number-one reason for keeping your cat free of table food is acute pancreatitis. This is a very serious and sometimes deadly condition. Learn about what it can do to your cat, and what you can expect if you have to deal with it at http://www.petplace.com/cats/acute-pancreatitis-in-cats/page1.aspx.
You might find yourself thinking about your cat’s nutrition in general. If “human food” is so bad for them, then what’s “good”? Don’t worry…I’m here to help. Check out this great article for an overview of cat nutrition. I think you’ll find it very informative.
I hope this has helped you learn more about the dangers of scraps and protected your kitty’s health.
Until next time,