Cats, General Chit Chat

Cat Safety – Holiday Food

The holidays are such a special time in our home. The boys and I love cooking the special food and various sweets that we often give out to friends and family. Sharing an occasional “human” food item with Sammy Kitty does happen but we try to keep it limited. Knowing that our food can not only be bad for them but it also can cause gastrointestinal problems.

Cat Safety – Holiday Food

Cat Safety - Holiday Food

Turkey and Chicken Bones

Cooked Turkey or Chicken Bones seem like a good treat but sadly they can break apart and splinter. If your cat was to be eating them and this happened the bones could become stuck in their throat or even worse puncture various intestines and or their stomach.


I was always told chocolate was toxic to dogs but I never even thought about  my cat when i was younger. Just like a dog chocolate can be fetal to your cat. The amount they need to eat to make it fetal is larger but there are other symptoms that happen that are unpleasant for your furry friend. If your cat does eat some chocolate watch for signs of diarrhea, drinking a lot, trembling, restlessness and also appearing intoxicated. If you notice any of these signs contact your nearest vet for further guidance.

Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage in your cat. If they were to eat them watch them closly and contact your vet if you notice anything different.

Turkey Skin

We all have offered our feline friends a little taste of lean meat which is ok. But when you offer them the skin we forget that it has various seasoning on it that may make your kitty friend sick. Onion, sage and garlic are all things we cook with which can be toxic.

Cat Safety Holiday Food

The holidays are meant to be enjoyed, and I don’t know about you but it would suck to be at the emergency cat hospital because Sammy Kitty ate something he should not have. Accidents to happen but a lot of the time we just don’t know that the skin on the turkey or the bones can be fatal to our furry friends. Being educated is the best defense this holiday season.

Is there any other foods I am missing on this list?



  1. jan

    November 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    very good reminder about the meat and any seasonings which may be on it!

    1. kathy downey

      November 29, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      I never thought about the seasoning not agreeing with them

  2. Carole D

    November 11, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    The same goes for dogs and no mash potatoes either.

  3. Lynda Cook

    November 12, 2017 at 9:06 am

    These are all great to know, we don’t want to make our kitty sick!

    1. kathy downey

      November 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      You have any Cats Lynda or do you just have Dogs

  4. kristen visser

    November 12, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I never give my cat anything other then his cat food, temptation treats and occasional can of wet food. I never give human food…ok sometimes he wants a bit of yogurt lol. not food related but remember the dangers of Poinsettias

    1. kathy downey

      November 26, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Yes you are correct we must remember the dangers of Poinsettias!

  5. kathy downey

    November 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing all these great tips no one wants their pet sick or worst.

  6. HEIDI C.

    November 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    We had chicken tonight for supper and, when my back was turned for just a minute, our kitty jumped on the counter, grabbed a bone and zoomed off. Fortunately, my daughter caught him but it really ca only take a second…

    1. kathy downey

      November 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Good thing your daughter caught him before he ate it

  7. Laurie P

    November 15, 2017 at 11:17 am

    great reminders for the holidays, more people need to pay attention to this!

  8. kathy downey

    November 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Great reminders guess we should not give Turkey Skin to our Dogs either

  9. kathy downey

    November 18, 2017 at 11:09 am

    These are great tips all pet owners should read

  10. kathy downey

    November 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    That Ginger Cat is beautiful

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