Is Mint safe for cats to eat?
My cat recently ate a mint stem and I wanted to know it could possibly hurt him. I found out that the ASPCA warns that peppermint plants and oils are dangerous for felines to ingest, as their stomachs aren't capable of digesting it properly. Consuming mint can lead to liver damage, nervous system problems, gastrointestinal malfunctions and other issues for cats. Although catnip is a member of the mint family, and its not rare for a cat to express interest in other types of mint, it's best to avoid exposing them to strong minty plants, oils, and essences. Inspite of this admonition by the ASPCA, my cat is doing fine after drinking quite a bit of water.
Yes, it is perfectly safe. Many people will tell you that pork/ham (including bacon) should not be fed to cats, because they cannot digest it properly. But I asked my vet about it when I brought my cats in today, and she said it's a total myth that pork/ham is unhealthy for cats. There is no truth to it whatsoever.
Yes, as long as it is cooked properly, cats can eat shellfish, including scallops. Cats are not nearly as prone to getting sick from raw or contaminated food as humans are, but still, you don't want to take any chances with your pet's health. Don't feed your cat anything that you wouldn't feel safe eating yourself. For more information about what human food is safe for cats, see the Related Question below.
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Mother cats only eat their kittens if they are born dead. They do that to hide their presence from predators. They will not just eat them. Other toms will kill the kittens, however, so that the mother will mate with him and have his kittens. That can be prevented by keeping your cats and kittens indoors, safe from the other toms.
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