Why You Should Avoid Chocolate As A Cat Food

We all love chocolates, that sweet thing that brings joy in our life every time we taste it, but when it comes to our beloved felines there is a big sign NO! Because Chocolate and everything made from chocolate come under the group of foods that should not be fed to cats.

Cats and kittens by their nature are very curious and often tend to eat or try some food that may be harmful to them but they are not aware of it. If you try to feed a cat little bit of chocolate it will surely try it out though they are picky about what they eat.

If you are asking yourself what is the reason for all these cats “forbidden fruit” and why this human fetish food is in the red zone the answer lays mostly in the presence of a substance called theobromine.

Theobromine is an alkaloid, which is mostly found in chocolates, cola, and beverages like tea.If consumed in huge quantities it can be harmful to felines and It can even lead to death. Cats have less ability to metabolize and are not able to break down theobromine and eliminate it like humans and can lead to chocolate poisoning.

The levels of theobromine are diverse in various types of chocolate. The level of theobromine is most elevated in cocoa and cooking chocolate, which is trailed by milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolates. The darker and more bitter the chocolate, the more dangerous it is.Vets have seen expanded occasions of chocolate harming amid the Easter and Christmas seasons when many pet keepers endeavor to sustain their pets with treats

When they are alone and on itself, cats very unlikely will try chocolate as they cannot taste the sweetness from the candy.

Chocolate poisoning it’s not the same in every cat, kittens are more prone to poisoning than older cats.
But the most important role is the quantity of chocolate consumed and it’s in direct link with deciding the level of symptoms.

Most common symptoms include abdominal tenderness, vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, and constant urge to urinate.But more dangerous are situations where there are severe symptoms like are coma, death, seizures, rapid heartbeat, and muscle tremors.

 

Finding of chocolate or theobromine harming is dictated by the measure of chocolate expended, any physical side effects, recognition of alkaloids in the stomach, and by testing the blood, pee or serum. A few vets may recommend that you get an example of your felines vomits for a conclusion.

Keep in mind there is no antidote for theobromine.

If you suspect your cat has eaten chocolates, then you need to take him to a vet as soon as possible to get him examined thoroughly. Depending on the severity of the condition your vet will start the treatment.

Final advice for every pet cat owner is chocolates are toxic for cats and It is ideal to not give any chocolates as treats to your feline friends.Chocolates are extremely lethal for your cat’s health and any chocolate based products should be avoided at any cost to prevent intoxication in cats.

If you love your pet, then keep him away from chocolates for the sake of your pet’s health, chocolate toxicity is caused only when cat owners feed them chocolates as treats without knowing how harmful it is for them.