Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they must primarily eat meat. Cats have trouble digesting vegetables and should only be on a meat-based diet.Know More
In the wild, cats eat small animals such as mice and robins, carrion from larger animals and the odd bit of grass to medicate their digestive systems. Since cats cannot digest grass, it makes them vomit up the grass and any other bad food they have recently eaten.
Many cat kibbles are heavy on carbohydrates, which promote unhealthy weight gain. Commercial wet food is a better choice, although it can also contain toxic additives or flesh from sickly animals. The best choice for your cat is meat you choose yourself, especially organ meats such as chicken gizzards and chunks of beef heart. Organ meats contain vital nutrients that are not present in skeletal meat.Learn more about Cats
A cat that chews on plastic objects such as grocery bags and bottle caps has most likely developed a condition called pica, which causes unusual cravings for nonfood items, according to WebMD. Pica can develop for many reasons, including gastrointestinal issues and dental disease. "Cats may also chew plastic due to anxiety," says Dr. Amy Pike, DVM, of Veterinary Behavior Consultations in St. Louis, Mo.Full Answer >
Some cats will hunt and eat the mouse they catch. This is a learned behavior, so not all cats eat what they kill.Full Answer >
Cats can eat small amounts of plain, cooked bread but should not eat raw bread dough made with live yeast. Plain white or wheat bread is fine, both commercially prepared or home baked. Any cooked bread fed to a cat should be free of nuts or fruit that could be dangerous.Full Answer >
Cats should never consume chocolate. According the ASPCA, chocolate is toxic to cats due to the caffeine and theobromine, which are part of the methylxanthine drug class.Full Answer >