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Watch Out For “Extra” Treats That You May Feed Your Cat

Monday, May 3, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Well I fell into this trap over the weekend. I’ve mentioned to you many times that my cat Atlantis has digestive problems and I have him eating food that is specially made for sensitive stomachs. On Saturday, I bought a roasted whole chicken at the supermarket. Atlantis picked up that delicious scent as soon as I walked in the door. As I was carving the chicken I decided to give Atlantis a small piece from the inner breast figuring that any seasoning wouldn’t have penetrated that far while the chicken was roasting. Atlantis loved it and wanted more. I gave him another little piece then another later in the day. Sunday morning he was sitting by the fridge waiting for another piece of chicken. So I gave in and gave him another small piece.

Later in the day while we were entertaining some guests, I went into our bathroom and found a disaster. Atlantis pooped all over the floor. It was everywhere like an explosion! I cleaned the mess up.  He had a diarrhea most of the day  and into the overnight. Even though normally chicken is a good thing for a cat. I made a few big mistakes, the chicken was roasted and I had no idea what herbs they used and second, I gave into Atlantis’s meows for more chicken.

Be very careful when giving your cat anything different from the food that they’re already eating especially if your cat has a sensitive stomach. Our challenging cat Atlantis has taught me many valuable lessons!

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