What disease do cats get from a lack of people food?
February 12, 2009 7:27 PM Subscribe
What risk does a cat take in not eating people food?
posted by nzydarkxj to Pets & Animals (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A month ago I found a kitten a couple weeks old abandoned in the street. (She weighed about 1 kilo and was an estimated 5ish weeks old, if it matters)
I took her to the vet about an hour after I found her because she had an infection, and she got all cleaned up and a shot for the infection, all better now etc... Anyway, the vet stressed that it is important to mix people food with the cat food, otherwise cats can get diseases.
That sounded strange to me. What diseases is the vet talking about? If its not really that necessary I'd prefer to NOT feed the cat people food other than an occasional fish treat or something. At the follow up visit the vet said the same thing and our conversation got derailed before I got more information.
Purina Pro Plan Kitten formula was the food she recommended